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Since its original publication nine years ago, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. 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 listeners’ personal lives as well.

This new edition has been revised throughout to make the story more compelling. Drawing on the extensive correspondence the authors have received over the years, they have added a section that outlines the many ways that listeners have been using Leadership and Self-Deception, focusing on five specific areas: hiring, team building, 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 subtle psychological processes that conceal our true motivations and intentions from us and trap us in a “box” of endless self-justification—even when we’re convinced we’re doing the right thing. Most importantly, the audiobook shows us the way out. Listeners will discover what millions already have—how to consistently tap into and act on their innate sense of what’s right, dramatically improving all of their relationships.

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  • “It’s rare to find a business book that is good enough to recommend to your boss, your work team, and your friends. The concepts in this book have transformed both the way I work and the way I live.”

    Robert W. Edwards, managing director, sales, FedEx

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    Bruce L. Christensen, former president and CEO, PBS

  • “This astonishing book is a MUST-read for every executive or personal and professional coach.”

    Laura Whitworth, coauthor of Co-Active Coaching and cofounder of the Coaches Training Institute

  • “The concepts in this book are powerful. They are fundamental to success whether on the playing field, in the office, or perhaps most importantly, at home. Read this book and you’ll see what I mean.”

    Steve Young, two-time NFL MVP

  • “Rarely has a book had such an immediate and profound impact on the hundreds of CEOs of fast growth firms we work with through our MIT/Inc./EO Executive Program. And it’s one of those rare books that touches both the personal as well as professional lives of these leaders.”

    Verne Harnish, cofounder, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and CEO, Gazelles, Inc.

  • “This is a profound book, with deep and sweeping implications. It is engaging, fresh, easy to read, and packed with insights. I couldn’t recommend it more highly.”

    Stephen R. Covey, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Extraordinary…Five Stars.”

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  • “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, vice president, human resources, American Eagle Outfitters

  • “I love this book. It identifies the central issue in all organizational performance. Like truth itself, this book reveals more with each reexamination. 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 

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Audible.com Bestseller

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  • 3.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 5 by jeffrey | 7/11/2016

    " I enjoyed the stories and message. Content was insightful and valuable. Great concepts. "

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