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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,420 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: the Arbinger Institute Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known phenomenon called self-deception. We deceive ourselves into thinking we're doing the right thing for the right reason, but people won't follow a leader whose motives are selfish. The tricky thing is, we don't know that our motivation is flawed.

Through an entertaining and highly instructive story, this audiobook explains what self-deception is, how people get trapped in it, how it undermines relationships and organizational achievement, and - most importantly - the surprising way to solve it. A new edition of a customer favorite!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angus | 2/18/2014

    " They made the medical staff and the hospital read it and discuss it in a meeting. It was like sections for Great Works in college, 15 people who didn't read a book trying to say things about the book that made them sound smart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 2/10/2014

    " The concept of getting outside the box is not new, but the technique in which it was presented, was. Don't get caught in the box, because life really starts to become lame when you do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Florence | 1/28/2014

    " This may very well be, along with Anatomy of Peace, the best book I have ever read. "

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    " This is a life-changing book. Not fluff, but worth every word read. gk "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mackenzie | 1/23/2014

    " I have read quite a few self-help books on this same subject and attended numerous workshops addressing these types of issues, and I must say that this novel did absolutely nothing for me. I felt it presented old ideas in a boring format. The small nuggets of truth I was able to garner from it was the reason I gave it two stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea Olson | 1/22/2014

    " Painfully repetitive. I felt like the book could have been 1/4 the length and still got the point across. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Autumn | 1/19/2014

    " Loved this book A LOT. I think everyone should read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Woodward | 1/17/2014

    " Great, great, great book on what it takes to discover one's blind spots in leadership. This book will not leave you unchallenged. I would require all my staff to read it. Well worth the investment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nichoas Major | 1/17/2014

    " It's been a while since I read this book. But it was just incredible. Not many books are soo effective in introducing the reader to a new way of thinking. Thinking about it now makes me want to go reread it. I think I will soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 1/12/2014

    " A great place to begin learning about oneself and what truly motivates us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart Rice | 1/7/2014

    " Narratively speaking, this would be a three star at best. However, the tools and change in world view that this book brings makes it invaluable as caring member of the human race. I learned a lot and feel that I have changed for the better because of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janalyn | 12/22/2013

    " This book is helpful if you have a difficult relationship with family, friends, or co-workers. It teaches you that you will never be happy unless you can forgive. Very helpful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 12/20/2013

    " well written leadership parable. Loved this book. It's implications go far beyond the classic leadership role. Outstanding book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christinapeterson | 12/13/2013

    " Such a great book if you are having issues with someone in you life. I would recommend it to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy Allen | 12/11/2013

    " This book was terrific. It was required reading for all of the leaders in my organization. It was very straightforward, easy to understand, and based on some very simple, but effective principles. It also had me squirming about ways I have failed to be very effective in the past. Really excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett | 11/28/2013

    " This is one of those books that forces you to either become a better person or fall further into self-justification. This book is obviously directed at organizational effectiveness but applies to any relationship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy Stephens | 9/2/2013

    " This book was such a quick read and it simply makes so much sense. I wish more companies and leaders operated based on these basic principles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Len Svitenko | 8/16/2013

    " Good for work and life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 8/14/2013

    " great life book. not just about leadership but about how to live everyday in every relationship. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lois | 7/5/2013

    " The book has interesting concepts but may be too basic for those who have already done work on self-awareness "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney Poquette | 12/7/2012

    " Hmmm.... Still thinking about this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 8/28/2012

    " An okay book but everything in it seemed pretty common sense to me. I'm sure to a lot of the world he's offering a totally new insight so I commend the institute for that and their work to better management styles and communication within the work place - a very worthy endeavor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Maguire | 8/2/2012

    " This book is a great mirror. Makes us reflect upon our own behaviour and the impact we have on others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn Moore | 6/20/2012

    " Nearly the same book as Bonds that Make us Free, just done in story form, much like the Peacegiver. The authors of book books are all part of the Arbinger Institute. "

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About the Author

The Arbinger Institute is a worldwide institute that helps organizations, families, individuals, and communities solve problems created by self-deception. The Institute is led internationally by Jim Ferrell, Duane Boyce, Paul Smith, and Terry Warner. Local managing directors guide Arbinger’s work in territories around the world. Headquartered in Woods Cross, Utah, Arbinger has international operations in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, India, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda.

About the Narrator

Peter Berkrot is an audiobook narrator and stage, screen, and television actor and acting coach. A forty-year veteran of stage and screen, he was the director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth about Cancer. He has voiced over three hundred audiobook titles, winning numerous Earphones Awards, a 2012 Audie Award nomination, and a 2016 Audie Award. He has appeared in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Loosies and played Angie D’Annunzio in Caddyshack.