141. Jim Ferrell: Leadership and Self-Deception

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My guest on the podcast today is Jim Ferrell. Jim is a bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and renowned thought leader on mindset and organizational change. He has degrees in economics and philosophy and is a graduate of Yale Law School. He is managing partner of the Arbinger Institute and has authored or co-authored multiple bestselling books, we are talking millions of books, including Leadership and Self-Deception, The Anatomy of Peace, and The Outward Mindset

After reading Leadership and Self-Deception recently, I knew I needed to talk to Jim on the podcast. With the re-release of Disrupt Yourself, we talked recently about the importance of battling our sense of entitlement, but I felt like it was worth revisiting again.

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Understanding this concept of self-deception is key to one of the most important accelerants in disrupting ourselves – battling our sense of entitlement. This is where we preference ourselves above others, effectively turning those around us into objects, rather than seeing them as people, resistant to their feedback and ideas, preferencing our wants and needs above all else. This is a learning curve killer.  

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