Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You're Told To Do Is Wrong

Berrett-Koehler. 2015. 244p. index. ISBN 9781626564275. pap. $18.95; ebk. ISBN 9781626564299. SELF-HELP
Chaleff (The Courageous Follower) proposes that individuals find a healthy balance for living in a system with rules and authorities while taking responsibility for their actions. The author uses examples from government agencies, hospitals, the armed services, and corporations to demonstrate how "just following orders" can be taken to an extreme, causing harm to others. He turns his attention to helping readers deflect commands they deem wrong and ultimately create a culture that does the right thing.
VERDICT Thought provoking, stimulating, and ideal for discussion groups.
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