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• Why do some leaders succeed with people while others fail—even when they
do the same things?
• Why is most change that occurs in
organizations only temporary?
• How can anyone achieve change?

An entertaining and compelling story—think Who Moved My Cheese meets The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People—Leadership and Self-Deception presents a revolutionary new understanding of the nature of successful leadership. Through it, you'll learn that the secret to being a successful leader lies deeper than a particular technique, behavior or skill—it lies not in what we do, but in who we are .

Leadership and Self Deception shows how self-betrayal—going against one's innate sense of what he or she should be doing for others—leads to self-deception, the central player in all leadership breakdowns, relationship issues, and performance problems in organizations.

The book follows the progress of a new executive at the fictional Zagrum Corporation as he sheds his old ways of acting and learns a new, better way to lead. Leadership and Self-Deception uses vivid examples to show what self-deception is, how it operates, and, most importantly, how it can be overcome. While other books cover useful people skills, techniques, and systems of leadership, this one goes deeper, fully illuminating the source of what makes truly effective leadership.


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