Intelligent disobedience requires conviction for improving outcomes, clear thinking, courage, and the patience to consider options. This chapter presents lessons learned from intelligent disobedience that failed because those characteristics were out of alignment. The examples in this chapter aren’t complete failures, though: the leaders learned from these experiences and continued being disobedient, but in more intelligent ways. These stories help you to consider obstacles that can surface if you do not appropriately prepare to execute intelligent disobedience.
Overestimating the depth of a relationship
Josh is a sales representative with a great reputation. He is especially adept at repairing broken relationships: ...