What does “Arbinger” mean?
“Arbinger” is a derivative of the word “harbinger”. It means “one that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.”
The Arbinger Institute is a forerunner or “harbinger” of change.
How can I Introduce Arbinger to my Organization?
1. Share with your manager videos or case studies on this site that provide a glimpse into Arbinger’s work and results.
2. Give your manager or others in the organization a copy Leadership & Self-Deception.
3. Attend, and invite others to attend, a public introduction to Arbinger’s work and how Arbinger works with organizations. For more information, or to register, click here.
4. If you wish to become an Internal Arbinger Facilitator within your organization, attend Arbinger’s Advanced Leadership Course. For more information or to register, click here.
How can I explain Arbinger’s Work to Others?
One way to introduce Arbinger to others is to send them a link to this website or links to specific videos or case studies that give a glimpse into Arbinger’s work and results.
Alternatively, you could describe the distinction Arbinger makes between our outward behaviors and our way of being with others. Then you could explain that Arbinger’s work equips people to understand and effect change at the level of the way of being to change an organization’s culture, resolve conflict, and facilitate business turnaround.
Are Arbinger’s theories based on a particular philosophical or psychological school of thought?
Arbinger’s theories have grown out of a rigorous and decades-long study of human interaction. For an explanation of the scholarly foundations of Arbinger’s work, you can visit our History page or read our white paper, Intellectual Foundations of Arbinger.
Arbinger is composed of people who have been trained in business, law, economics, philosophy, the family, education, coaching, and psychology. They come from diverse cultural backgrounds and from all religious and nonreligious traditions and belief systems.
What they share is a deep understanding and passion for the ideas underlying Arbinger’s work; a compelling model of human understanding that transforms organizations and enables individuals to resolve conflict.
Why doesn’t Arbinger list author names on its publications?
We publish everything in the name of the company for three main reasons.
1. We want to keep the focus on Arbinger’s ideas and not on personalities.
2. Writing is but one of many important tasks that are performed at Arbinger and we feel that those who write are no more important than those who contribute in other ways. Additionally, the writing Arbinger produces is always deeply collaborative and never the result of individual effort.
3. And finally, writing anonymously helps us – individually and as an organization – to avoid the traps and pitfalls of ego. We don’t want to undermine the power of the ideas in any way, so we won’t allow ourselves to get in their way.