Beyond action: level up your leadership

by | Oct 26, 2018 | Achieving goals, Book Club Series, Book Recommendations, Leadership | 0 comments

This post is part of my Book Club Series where I share what I’m reading with you. I’m highlighting the “oh my god, you’ve got to read this!” books. These are the ones that I’ve been recommending to clients, friends, and anyone I’ve spoken to while reading the book. I have even been known to buy extra copies and given them to people. These books are great.

Leadership and Self-Deception

I read this book as part of my own personal leadership development journey and it was a game changer.

3 reasons why you should read this book


Leadership skills and techniques aren’t working

You’ve had training, you’ve read books, you’ve learnt from the best. But still those techniques don’t work. You do the right thing, but you’re not getting the response from people that you hoped for. You might even be experience responses from others that you are actively trying to avoid.

This book addresses the root cause of why all the things you are doing are not having the impact you intended.

Easy read

The story telling format of this book makes it a really easy read. It’s not dry content that you have to memorise. It’s engaging immersion into the story and lessons that are vital for leadership.

Plus, storytelling is an important skill in leadership; it’s such an effective way to enrol people, to get their buy in. Therefore you can also have a look at how they use storytelling to get their idea across and pick up some tips

Easy to learn

The Arbinger Institute are putting forward a compelling, yet often ignored, key element to great leadership. If you’ve not come across the “Being v Doing’ concept before you’re in luck. This books makes it easy to absorb a new concept.


You can find it on Amazon, etc. Just look for: Leadership and Self-Deception by Arbinger Institute

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