Nearly every week we read about a tragedy or scandal that could have been prevented if individuals had said no to ill-advised or illegitimate orders. In this timely book, Ira Chaleff explores when and how to disobey inappropriate orders, reduce unacceptable risk, and find better ways to achieve legitimate goals. The inspiration for the book, and its title, comes from the concept of intelligent disobedience used in guide dog training. Guide dogs must recognize and resist a command that would put their human and themselves at risk and identify safer options for achieving the goal. Using examples and research, he shows how to create a culture where, rather than “just following orders,” people hold themselves accountable to do the right thing, always.
|Publisher:||Berrett-Koehler on Dreamscape Audio|
|Product dimensions:||6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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I loved this book! Not only is it very readable but Mr. Chaleff provides practical techniques and tools to keep people from following orders that harm themselves, others, and their organizations . Mr. Chaleff uses guide dog training as a means to understand the methodology and identifies 4 elements for training a workforce in Intelligent Disobedience. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to transform themselves and their organizations to do the right thing when you are told to do wrong. - Kari Uman
This important book is wonderfully readable, as it explores why, when and how to say "no" to authority. It is a fresh and insightful leadership book, particularly if you want to foster a culture of problem-solving, innovation and ethical decision-making. And it's a practical book, with useful guidance on how to be more effective at "leading up." I often recommend it to my executive coaching clients. -- Bev Jones