THE OUTWARD MINDSET

Arbinger's bestselling book, The Outward Mindset

Joining the lineup of Arbinger’s other bestsellers, this newest book builds on Arbinger’s 35 years of work by sharing the true and compelling stories of individual leaders and client organizations. Through these examples and simple yet profound guidance and tools, The Outward Mindset enables individuals and organizations to make the one change that most dramatically improves performance, sparks collaboration, and accelerates innovation—the shift to an outward mindset.

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Study Guide

The reflection and discussion questions in this guide can be used to enrich individual and group study of The Outward Mindset. Reading, pondering, and discussing the book using this guide can help you implement changes in thought patterns, assumptions about situations in your life, or views of yourself and others. The process is enhanced by reflecting on, writing about, and/or discussing the topic prompts and thought provoking questions this guide provides.

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Introductory Video Course

This self-paced introductory course can accompany or precede a study of The Outward Mindset. The simple ideas presented here are powerfully illustrated and reinforced by some of Arbinger’s clients in video segments. It is our hope that the insights they have gained in their journey toward developing and implementing an outward mindset will benefit you in your own journey.

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Mindset Assessment

This assessment gauges your individual mindset profile as well as the prevailing mindsets in your organization based on your observations. When organizations field this survey widely, they receive detailed insights into employees’ experience and perception of their work.

Upon completion of an assessment, we present an analysis of the findings along with recommendations for steps to take to improve mindset and performance.


Diagrams

Access the diagrams from The Outward Mindset in these downloadable PDFs. These diagrams are meant to accompany the audio and e-book versions of the book.

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TRADEBOOKS


Leadership and Self-Deception

This bestseller and word-of-mouth phenomenon shows how the problems that typically prevent superior performance in organizations and cause conflicts in our personal lives are the result of a little-known problem called self-deception.

The Anatomy of Peace

What if, in our conflicts with others, there is something we want more than solutions? What if we systematically misunderstand the causes of our conflicts? And what if, therefore, we unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we are trying to solve? These are among the important questions explored in this book.


Other Publications

Explore the ideas of self-deception and outward mindset in more depth through these books, available only through Arbinger. These publications include a collection of papers by Arbinger’s founder that illuminate Arbinger’s robust academic underpinnings.