Leadership and Self-Deception
NEW EXPANDED EDITION includes new chapter on how others have used the book in their organizations. For too long, the issue of self-deception has been the realm of deep-thinking philosophers, academics, and scholars working on the central questions of the human sciences. The public remains generally unaware of the issue. That would be fine except that self-deception is so pervasive it touches every aspect of life. “Touches” is perhaps too gentle a word to describe its influence. Self-deception actually determines one’s experience in every aspect of life. The extent to which it does that, and in particular the extent to which it is the central issue in leadership, is the subject of this book.
The Anatomy of Peace
What if in our conflicts with others there is something we want more than solutions? What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? And what if individually and collectively we systematically misunderstand that cause, and unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? These are among the important questions explored in The Anatomy of Peace.
Through an intriguing story of parents who are struggling with their children and problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once bitter enemies the way to find peace whenever war is upon us. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost their fathers at the hands of the other’s ethnic cousins. The Anatomy of Peace is a story of how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we too can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down.
While Leadership and Self-Deception focuses on the workplace, The Anatomy of Peace explores the freeing and surprising implications of these ideas in all aspects of life. In addition, while Leadership and Self-Deception explored how to solve self-deception in oneself, The Anatomy of Peace goes beyond, and explores how to spread that solution among others.
The Choice in Teaching and Education
The Choice in Teaching and Education applies Arbinger’s self-deception solution to efforts in education. Whether those efforts are at home, or in a classroom at an elementary school or university, the principles of responsiveness point the way to improved (and more rewarding) teaching and learning.
Many people assume that great teachers are born rather than made and that efforts to improve teaching have marginal impact at best. If this often seems to be the case, it is because teacher improvement efforts are nearly universally focused on the wrong thing – they are focused on improving teaching. The Choice in Teaching and Education shows, among other things, that teaching improves the most when we focus on something other than teaching. That focus (and the principles that govern it) is the subject of this book.
Because of the compelling character and practical power of the material in The Choice in Teaching and Education, Arbinger utilizes this book as part of its curriculum for Arbinger’s training programs for teachers and educators. More information on those programs is available from Arbinger.
The Choice in Teaching and Education is spiral bound for ease of use in a training environment.
The Choice In Intervention
The Choice in Intervention applies the self-deception solution to behavior intervention efforts, whether those efforts are at home, at a formal treatment program, or within the informal context of a relationship between friends or associates.
The Choice in Intervention shows how the common conceptions of violence and nonviolence are lacking and redefines both in a fundamental and compelling way. It shows how violence is not merely a behavior but a “way of being” and how most violence is perpetrated not by hands but by hearts. Even well meaning interveners often carry attitudes that invite the very problems they are trying to solve. The Choice in Intervention reveals four principles that must guide any intervention effort in order to maximize helpfulness and minimize violence both by interveners and intervenees.
Because of its compelling character and practical power, The Choice in Intervention is utilized as the curriculum and manual for Arbinger’s implementation of the material in treatment programs and for other areas of the helping professions. The book is spiral bound for ease of use as a manual.
In groundbreaking work, Dr. Warner and his team of scholars have revealed an explanation. This little book outlines, in an accessible and thought-provoking way, the flow of that discovery. Other publications will explore the myriad and profound individual and organizational implications of this work.
Leadership and Self-Deception Self-Study Course
This self-study guide uses Leadership and Self-Deception as a text (must be purchased separately) and helps the reader deepen his/her understanding of the material and its application in his/her personal life through discussion, thought questions, and exercises.
Angels Among Us
Angels Among Us tells the true and inspiring story of a woman who was abandoned by her family and raised in an orphanage. Her story is at once tragic and uplifting. From the story, the book develops principles that govern any effort to work with those who are in need. One of the book’s surprising implications is that all of us – whether rich or poor, educated and uneducated, well or sick – are equally needy. The nature of that need and the path of fulfillment are identical for each of us.
Angels Among Us is a stand-alone book that can be read with or without any prior knowledge of Arbinger’s material. Arbinger also uses it as a training manual in its programs for organizations that work with those who are in need – such as orphanages, care centers, churches, and other organizations that try to offer help to people. The book is spiral bound for ease of use as a manual in the seminar setting.