|Since it’s original publication nine years ago, Leadership and Self-Deception
has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than
tapering off, it has sold more copies each year since 2004 than it did
in any of the first four years after publication. The book’s
central insight—that the key to leadership lays not in what we
do, but in who we are—has proved to have powerful resonances not
only for organizational leadership, but in readers’ personal
lives as well.
new edition has been revised throughout to make the story more readable
and compelling. And drawing on the extensive correspondence
they’re received over the years the authors have added a section
that outlines the many ways that readers have been using Leadership and Self-Deception,
focusing on five specific areas: hiring, teambuilding, conflict
resolution, accountability, and personal growth and development.
| Leadership and
Self-Deception uses an entertaining story about an executive facing
challenges at work and at home to expose the precise psychological
processes that conceal our true motivations and intentions from us and
trap us in a “box” of endless self-justification. Most importantly, the
book shows us the way out.
Leadership and Self
Getting out of the Box
by the Arbinger Institute