Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Leadership and Self-Deception

We are self-deceived. The claim that we are not is proof that we are. For each of us is "in a box" of selfishness. And self-betrayal is how we enter the box. What is Self-Betrayal?
1. An act contrary to what I feel I should do for another is called an act of "self-betrayal."
2. When I betray myself, I begin to see the world in a way that justifies my self-betrayal.
3. When I see a self-justifying world, my view of reality becomes distorted.
4. So - when I betray myself, I enter the box. (p. 76)
How do we get "out of the box" and so view others, not as objects, but as people with similar needs, dreams, and desires like us? That is what you'll find out in the book, Leadership and Self-Deception.

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