Leadership and Self-Deception by Arbinger Press
Reviewed by Casey
This book was recommended by our new friend Mike Jenkins (refer back to Rugby). The book was a short and interesting read. It’s about a leadership principle that we often deceive and betray ourselves by focusing blame on everybody else, seeing the people we interact with as objects instead of people, and by not seeing our own flaws. They were great principles, but it was taught in a creative and engaging way. The book follows the story of a guy starting a new job as an executive with a particular company. The company really values the principles and they teach it to all their new executives. So, you are seeing them teach the guy, and how he reacts and process through the information. It made learning the material more engaging.
Sarah and I both read it and enjoyed it. We are trying to make sure that we aren’t “in the box” towards each other. You have to read it to find out what that means!
Overall Grade: B+