By Ira Chaleff
When it is clever to assert No
Nearly per week we examine a tragedy or scandal which can were avoided if contributors had acknowledged no to ill-advised or illegitimate orders. during this well timed ebook, Ira Chaleff explores whilst and the way to disobey irrelevant orders, decrease unacceptable hazard, and locate greater how you can in attaining valid goals.
The concept for the e-book, and its name, comes from the concept that of clever disobedience utilized in consultant puppy education. advisor canine needs to realize and face up to a command that may placed their human and themselves in danger and establish more secure strategies for attaining the aim. this is often accurately what Chaleff is helping people do. utilizing either deeply worrying and uplifting examples, in addition to serious yet mostly forgotten study, he indicates the way to create a tradition the place, instead of “just following orders,” humans carry themselves responsible to do definitely the right factor, always.
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Surely, we can do the same in the acculturation of our young and the development of our professionals in the highly sensitive roles that our society gives them to make things run properly. Whether training teachers for classroom management, guards for the security roles that have become ubiquitous, or information specialists who control our privacy and the protection of our identity, it is crucial to develop new ways of distinguishing between appropriate obedience and rightful disobedience. Reading this remarkable book has given me new hope for the prospect of humanity finally learning the overdue lessons needed to cope effectively with the many urgent challenges of our times.
And what will be the repercussions of disobedience on your career that you have just spent several years preparing for? There’s no time to hesitate. What would you do? Seriously, what would you do? We don’t face such obvious life and death choices like this every day, but it is just such a choice that requires us to think about our accountability for obeying or disobeying, regardless of who gave the order. And it gives us a chance to mentally rehearse what it feels like to be under great pressure from an authority figure to do something we feel may be wrong, or even very wrong.
4. Once the order has been weighed against the higher values, a decision is made and appropriate action is taken. 5. After Intelligent Disobedience has been used to avoid the potential harm in a specific situation, a deeper examination of the system itself may be performed. 6. Leaders who value good outcomes more than assertion of their own authority understand that serious errors are avoided by the use of Intelligent Disobedience. 7. Parents, teachers, and caregivers will encounter expressions of Intelligent Disobedience.
Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You're Told to Do Is Wrong by Ira Chaleff