Duane Boyce, Ph.D.
Managing Director
The Arbinger Institute

Leadership and Self-Deception: New Frontiers in Improving Organizational Performance

Presentation Summary
The problems that typically prevent superior performance in organizations are the result of a little-known deeper problem called "self-deception." Self-deception is at the root of difficulties in leadership, teamwork, communication, accountability, trust, productivity, motivation, and so on. So: What is self-deception? How does it undermine performance? Can it be "treated"? If so, how? These questions stake out the new frontier in understanding, and improving, performance in organizations.

Biography
Duane Boyce, Ph.D., received his doctorate from Brigham Young University and conducted his postdoctoral work at Harvard. He is currently a Partner and a Managing Director of the Arbinger Institute, a management consulting firm and scholarly consortium. The Institute’s recent best-selling book, Leadership and Self-Deception, has been widely praised: one prominent reader calls it "the hidden key to productivity and creativity." Arbinger works with both national and international clients.

Duane will discuss the problems that typically prevent superior performance in an organization, which are the result of a little-known deeper problem called "self-deception." Self-deception is at the root of difficulties in leadership, teamwork, communication, accountability, trust, productivity, motivation, and so on. So: What is self-deception? How does it undermine performance? Can it be "treated"? If so, how? For leaders in particular, these questions stake out the new frontier in understanding, and improving, performance in their organizations.