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Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute
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Jul 13, 2011

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Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box by Arbinger Institute is a must read for those interested with improving interpersonal relationships and social interactions. The book is based on the teachings of a C. Terry Warner, a philosopher and the founder of Arbinger Institute. Arbinger Institute is a consulting firm that helps individuals improve their lives and large organizations increase their productivity.

Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box has a philosophical flavor to it. It's views on improving the self are very Zen like and thought provoking. You will find yourself thinking about your interactions with others differently after reading it.

The book is a very easy read. It is written in a conversational style. The main character in the book is Tom, a recently hired manager at a fictional company. His boss aided by several other characters embarks him on a journey of self discovery. Tom discovers that maybe he isn’t the best worker, husband and father. Happily, he is thoughtfully guided to becoming better at all of them.

Arbinger Institute has done an excellent job with easily helping others develop greater insight about themselves and their interpersonal interactions through this book. Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box should be on your reading short list, the small investment in time could yield large improvements both personally and on the job.

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