Leadership and Self-Deception

Self-deception is often the primary reason why organizations and teams fail. When leaders are caught in self-deception, they tend to inflate their own merits and develop a distorted view of others, blaming them when things go wrong and undermining their contribution. The loss of objectivity causes leaders to make the wrong decisions and perpetuate existing problems.

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute is a book and tool that helps leaders increase self-awareness and identify patterns of behavior and thinking that are hurting productivity and performance.  



  • Improve motivation and individual job satisfaction
  • Reduce negative conflict, such as a bad attitude and/or passive-aggressive behavior
  • Reinforce accountability and trust within your team
  • Make teamwork easier
  • Decrease stress


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Leadership and Self-Deception might be used during Executive Coaching, Team Development and Leadership Onboarding engagements, paired with other feedback tools, to get to the root of existing challenges. The resulting insights often provide a breakthrough and lead to long-term leadership shifts and significant impact on an organization’s bottom line.



“Reading and digging into the concepts presented in ‘Leadership and Self-Deception’ helped me connect the dots from other feedback and has made me a better leader and boss.”

– David Williams, Management Consultant, Big 4 Firm

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