Leadership and Self-Deception - The Arbinger Institute

Leadership and Self-Deception

By The Arbinger Institute

  • Release Date: 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4.5
From 119 Ratings


This third edition of an international bestseller—over 2 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 33 languages—details how its powerful insights on motivation, conflict, and collaboration can benefit organizations as well as individuals.

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.

This third edition includes new research about the self-deception gap in organizations and the keys to closing this gap. The authors offer guidance for how to assess the in-the-box and out-of-the-box mindsets in yourself and in your organization. It also includes a sample of Arbinger's latest bestseller, The Outward Mindset.


  • Opening your mindset

    By Not "outta time"
    The best of intentions and years of working under managers and organizations who could have greatly benefited from this book left me grateful that I read this highly acclaimed book. This book opens a mindset to look at how we previously thought to be and effective manager and guides us to transformative leadership with proven methods and results.
  • A. Miranda

    By Ab Staccz
    Great book a must read for any person or company!
  • Simple but profiund

    By Hockey2874472
    Anyone can learn from this book. The truth is speaks is simple, but profound when you put it into practice yourself, and as an organization.
  • Very humbling book

    By Greenwood Tom
    The book makes you look internally, which at times is painful.
  • Good ideas, but thin gruel for a book

    By Joyful Reader MW
    Should be a magazine article, not full length book!