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The Outward Mindset

Seeing Beyond Ourselves (Agency/Distributed)

By The Arbinger Institute

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Format: Paperback, 200 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 June 2016
The Arbinger Institute has helped millions with their books Leadership and Self Deception and the Anatomy of Peace. Their latest book offers a new and intuitive way to teach these same principles - through the medium of mindset. Your mindset governs how you view the world, what you do, and how you do it. Many of us operate from an inward mindset, a single-minded focus on our own goals and objectives. This mindset is blind to what others need and so is prone to creating tension and conflict. But incredible things happen when individuals and organizations switch to the outward mindset. They intuitively understand what those around them - coworkers, colleagues, family, friends - need to be successful and happy. And, astonishingly, people who switch to this mindset become happier and more successful themselves! It brings about deep and far-reaching changes. This book presents compelling true stories to illustrate the gaps that individuals and organizations typically have between their actual inward mindsets and their needed outward mindsets. And it provides simple yet profound guidance and tools to help any individual, group, and organization bridge this mindset gap and achieve breakthrough results in work, relationships, and organizational performance.

About the Author

The Arbinger Institute is a worldwide consulting company and think tank comprised of people who have been trained in business, law, economics, philosophy, family dynamics, education, coaching, and psychology. Arbinger's members come from diverse cultural backgrounds and from all religious and nonreligious traditions. What they share is a deep understanding and passion for the ideas underlying Arbinger's work-a compelling model of human understanding and motivation that explains the ubiquitous problem of self-deception and how to solve it.


The secret to teamwork is an outward mindset. This is the definitive guide on how to achieve it. Steve Young, NFL MVP and Hall-of-Fame quarterback This is a powerful book with a powerful message about really seeing. It opens a path to trust, collaboration, creativity, and performance. Katherine Klein, Professor of Management, Wharton School The Arbinger frameworks for leading personal and organizational change are some of the most powerful tools that I have come across in my entire career. The Outward Mindset is a must-read for leaders seeking significant and lasting organizational change. John Wilson, President of International Operations and Head of Global Transformation, Staples An absolutely brilliant book. You will want to give it to everybody. Nick Ward, Vice President, Digital Marketing, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Anyone interested in restoring the public's trust in cops must use the principles of this book as the foundation of that effort. I cannot imagine any situation where this book should not be mandatory reading. Jon Hamm, CEO, California Association of Highway Patrolmen The Outward Mindsetis a thought-provoking, game-changing book. Filled with vivid, real-life examples, it argues clearly and persuasively for a better way of doing business. Gene McCarthy, President and CEO, ASICS America The Outward Mindset powerfully demonstrates how teams can come together to deliver superiorresults.I had a hard time putting itdown and, applying the frameworks myself, have seenan immediate, practical impact. Dan Shimoff, Vice President, McGraw-Hill Education Along with all of Arbinger's work, this book is not just foundational but transformational, and not just business changing but life changing. John Fikany, Vice President of Strategy Development, Quicken Loans, Inc. This book is a must-read for those who want to know how to make a big difference in the lives of the people they lead and the results they achieve. It will change how you approach the challenges in your company, community, and family. Elizabeth Hall, former Vice President, Human Resources, Cricket Communications The new perspective provided by this book and its built-in practical application tools have motivated me to actively experiment. I'm amazed at how quickly conversations, reactions, and behaviors are changing for the better. Gary M. Riding, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics America Another gift from Arbinger! At once practical and transformational. Craig Tingey, Principal Advisor, Leadership Development, Rio Tinto The Outward Mindset completely transforms approaches to culture change and change management. It is a very important book. Roberto Sanchez Romero, Global Head of Culture and Values, Everis The Outward Mindset provides a compelling framework for self-accountability. It is a must read for leaders who are looking to mobilize themselves, their teams, or their organizations to achieve a collective goal. Nancy Murphy, Executive Director, Learning Operations, Cox Communications Leaders who serve others with an outward mindset encourage a culture of collaboration where everybody wins. Read The Outward Mindset and learn how great servant leaders think. Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager and Collaboration Begins with You The Outward Mindset is so readable and entertaining that its powerful substance will sneak up on you. It's packed with engaging stories and a clear, compelling, and practical message. As with Arbinger's prior work, the principles in this book are foundational and can indeed change lives and transform organizations. Van Zeck, former Commissioner of the Public Debt, US Department of the Treasury An outward mindset is essential for empowering human potential and possibility. It unlocks an organization's ability to preserve and grow profitability with limited resources. Jeff Kerr, Executive Vice President, U.S. Bank Superb writing and clear, cogent thinking on a critically important topic. This book will help individuals, organizations, and families. Robert Daines, Pritzker Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School The authentic and engaging storytelling in The Outward Mindset makes it a quick and easy read, with real-life lessons that show that taking care of the needs of others is not only the right thing to do but good business as well. Benjamin Karsch, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Revlon The Outward Mindset details a kind of radical presence with others that transforms relationships, enriches lives, and boosts organizational performance.It scores a rare trifecta important, engaging, and practically powerful. Corey Jamison, President and CEO, XperienceU Training and Leadership Development Through practical real-life examples, The Outward Mindset shows how personal and organizational transformations occur when we look beyond ourselves to the needs of others.The concepts are transformational for any type or size of organization. Dave Friedman, Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO, Citrix A thought-provoking and practical book! It helps me look at my personal and professional life with a whole new perspective. Tom DiDonato, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Lear Corporation This book vividly illustrates the tangible benefits of an outward mindset both at work and at home. It has filled me with hope and motivated me to do better than I have been doing. Rod Larson, CEO, Spandex The Outward Mindset is a how to' field guide for promoting personal and organizational mindset change which, more than changes to process or anything else, is the change that actually yields results. Neil McDonough, President and CEO, FLEXcon Simple but meaningful concepts applicable to work and home. Hits the nail on the head in prioritizing mindset change over leader behaviors. Simon Kelner, Global Head of Talent Development, Merck The Outward Mindset is an easy-to-digest essential guide for all beginning with CEOs and other leaders, whose most important responsibility is to see everything through the lens of an outward mindset and to help others do the same. Alistair Cameron, CEO, ASICS EMEA In today's complex, fast-paced environment, an outward mindset is critical to success. This book shows how individuals and organizations can achieve such a mindset change. I highly recommend it. Rick Dreher, Managing Partner, Wipfli, LLP An outward mindset is the foundation of leadership effectiveness. All relationships depend on it. Brad Botteron, CEO, Wachter, Inc. An interesting and engaging approach to effect lasting change in organizations one that conceivably lends itself to applications in diplomacy as well. The Outward Mindset is bound to be awinner for the organizations and leaders that adopt it. Emanuel Shahaf, CEO, Technology Asia Consulting Ltd. The Outward Mindset merits deep reflection and attention both personally and organizationally. Joe Farrow, Commissioner, California Highway Patrol The Outward Mindset is a must-read for anyone wanting to create personal and organizational excellence. Pierce Murphy, Director, Office of Professional Accountability, City of Seattle The Outward Mindset captures the skills needed to lead agencies in the rapidly changing environment that we are allfacing. Chris Connally, Chief of Police, St. Joseph Police Department This book gets to the core issues of organizational behavior in a way I've never seen. I aspire to be more like the individuals in this book who are making such a profound impact by focusing on how they can help others achieve their goals. Lindsay Hadley, Executive Producer, 2012 and 2013 Global Citizen Festival Transformational! An outward mindset guarantees better results and a better life. Jean-Francois Turgeon, President, Tronox TiO2 Any organization that strives for improvement, teamwork, and world-class results can gain a sign a significant advantage by applying The Outward Mindset principles. As a bonus, it will help with personal relationships too! - Bob Miller, Global Client Director, IBM "

EAN: 9781626567153
ISBN: 1626567158
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.7 x 0.4 centimetres (0.22 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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