Chapter 4

Simple and commonplace intelligent disobedience

You might assume that acts of intelligent disobedience are rare and always require significant amounts of courage. To the contrary: our society relies on intelligent disobedience to work efficiently and effectively. Seasoned and effective leaders use commonplace intelligent disobedience techniques frequently and smoothly – sometimes so smoothly that the techniques are taken for granted. These intelligent disobedience approaches are effective, and yet they can be leveraged without significant risk. This chapter explores several commonplace approaches to intelligent disobedience.

Society’s reliance on intelligent disobedience

Probably the most pervasive reliance on intelligent disobedience ...

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