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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.

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  • “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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    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.

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    Steve Young, two-time NFL Most Valuable Player 

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  • An Audible.com Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy | 1/31/2014

    " Read this for work. Was not a big fan of the presentation but the message was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janalyn | 1/21/2014

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Luke Terry | 1/21/2014

    " Stay out of the box! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sara | 1/17/2014

    " Love this book. Lots to think about and very applicable to everyday interactions. "

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