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The Courageous Follower, 3rd Edition by Ira Chaleff

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DEDICATION

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED to all those who have found themselves formally in the role of a follower and who acted on the courage of their convictions despite strong external pressure and cultural inhibitions against doing so. Most of these acts go unnoticed and unsung. An exception was a pair of courageous acts that occurred during a contemporary military engagement.

The first act was by a United States Army field commander who refused to follow his superior’s repeated orders to fire because he believed the position was occupied by other elements of his own army. He was right, and by refusing to comply, he saved his fellow soldiers’ lives from “friendly fire.” The second act was by the army officers reviewing the incident. They recognized ...

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