Leadership & Self-Deception

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5 out of 5 stars
By Huw Bowles on 05-13-15

An excellent book given a second life on Audible

I've read this book and recommended it to a number of others. The Audible format gives it a new lease of life and I will be recommending it again.
I don't often give 5 stars which for me should be reserved for things you rave about and recommend unprompted.
Up there with 7 Habits in my book ;)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Abdul on 04-13-16

A Life Changing Masterpiece

This book got me out of my box. It made me rethink my relationships with many important people in my life.

The narrator delivers the message in a warm and comforting tone, kind of like a caring father or grandfather.

A must read for anyone!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anthony on 02-03-15

Great format

The structure of a story helped keep you engaged on the points it's kept repeating. Would recommend to help change the way your deal with people.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Lina Brooks on 01-22-16

Waste of time

What disappointed you about Leadership & Self-Deception?

patronizing, idiotic story... just down right waste of time ... I most definitely would not recommend.... and to put the salt on to the wound.... at the end the toot their horn how good the book is and how many lives it changed... forget about competence and being humble, won't find it here

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By A. L. Howell on 01-15-15

My first Audible disappointment

What did you like best about Leadership & Self-Deception? What did you like least?

I've recently got the bug for the fable style of business book having read or listened to all of Patrick Lencioni's books but in the case of Leadership and Self-Deception (The Arbinger Institute NOT Patrick Lencioni) there just isn't enough content to make a story from. The basic concept is sound but the authors have turned it into a Hollywood style tale of "everything will be wonderful in the end" and this book will solve all the world's problems courtesy of Tom (the world's slowest learner) and Bud (fortunately for Tom, the world's slowest teacher). They also dedicate the last 30 minutes or so telling you how fabulous the book is and how widely it's used, how many companies it's saved, how many marriages it's saved , and how aspiring CEOs would be foolish to contemplate not reading it before taking up their appointment. I found this especially irritating! The basic concept would make for a thought provoking essay but I don't see it as ground breaking or life changing; Empathy has been around for a long while!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)


Would you listen to another book narrated by Peter Berkrot?

Not in a hurry. His characters all seemed to be "Bud".

Could you see Leadership & Self-Deception being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No, not really relevant for this sort of book.

Any additional comments?

I don't think so - sorry, this book just didn't do it for me.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-07-18

Strange but Interesting

This was a very random surprise, as the fashion in which this book is presented is certainly not something I have encountered before. Some parts were a bit tacky and cringe worthy, but kept me entertained and following the plot on a long tiring drive. Not much had stuck with me since listening to it, but a few general ideas. If you really stuck for something to listen to and are tiered of the standard self-help/personal development book format where the author simply dishes out facts and ideas at you, this could be an interesting change and the story line does keep your attention and focus.

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