Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than tapering off, it sells more copies every year. The book's central insight--that the key to leadership lies not in what we do but in who we are--has proven to have powerful implications not only for organizational leadership but in readers' personal lives as well.
Leadership and Self-Deception uses an entertaining story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges at work and at home to expose the fascinating ways that we blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve happiness and increase happiness. We trap ourselves in a "box" of endless self-justification. Most importantly, the book shows us the way out. Readers will discover what millions already have learned--how to consistently tap into and act on their innate sense of what's right, dramatically improving all of their relationships.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Founded in 1979, the Arbinger Institute has helped thousands of individuals, teams, and organizations achieve breakthrough results by making the one change that most dramatically improves performance, sparks collaboration, and accelerates innovation: a shift from the default self-focus of an "inward mindset" to the others-inclusive results-focus of an "outward mindset." Arbinger's training and consulting programs are specifically designed to facilitate this change.
Early on, Arbinger's growth was fueled solely by clients who spread the word about Arbinger's impact. Arbinger's public profile was dramatically increased by the global success of its first book, Leadership & Self Deception, which was published in 2000. The book quickly became a word-of-mouth bestseller. It is now available in 27 languages and has sold over a million copies.
Arbinger's second international bestseller, The Anatomy of Peace, was published in 2006. Available in 14 languages and having sold more than 500,000 copies to date, The Anatomy of Peace demonstrates the power of Arbinger's work in resolving conflict.
Arbinger's newest book, The Outward Mindset, shares the true and compelling stories of individual leaders and client organizations. Through these examples and simple yet profound guidance and tools, the book enables individuals and organizations to shift to an outward mindset.
Arbinger is recognized as a world leader in improving organizational effectiveness and in conflict resolution. Arbinger's clients range from individuals who are seeking help in their lives to many of the largest companies and governmental institutions in the world.
Extraordinary . . . Five Stars.
The is a profound book, with deep and sweeping implications. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
This is the most profound and practical business book I have ever read! Everyone I have recommended this book to has been challenged intellectually and also touched emotionally. It is a must-read that I will give to my kids to read before they begin their careers.
Tom A. DiDonato, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Lear Corporation
I love this book. It identifies the central issue in all organizational performance. Like truth itself, this book reveals more with each re-examination. I highly recommend it.
Doug Hauth, Business Development Manager, Convio, Inc.
Imagine working in an organization where the aim of your colleagues is to help you achieve your results. I could not believe it possible. After reading this book I just had to bring Arbinger to the UK to teach our people. What an experience! We are all better people for it. This book touches the very foundation of culture, teamwork, and performance.
Mark Ashworth, President and CEO, Butcher's Pet Care, UK