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Leadership and Self-Deception, 2nd Edition by The Arbinger Institute

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14 Collusion

“So far,” Bud said, “we’ve been examining the internal experience of someone who’s in the box. But as you can imagine, my box can have quite an impact on others.

“Think about it,” he said, walking to the board. “Suppose this is me — in my box,” he said, drawing a box with a stick figure in it.

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“If I am here in my box, what am I communicating to others?”

“What are you communicating?”

“Yes.”

“Well … you’re blaming them, I guess.”

“Exactly. And do you suppose other people are generally walking around saying to themselves, ‘Gee, I really feel blameworthy today; I need someone to blame me’?”

I laughed. “Yeah, right.”

“I don’t think so, ...

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