The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively (Hardcover)

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A highly practical and researched-based toolbox for anyone who wants to create a world with more justice, creativity, and courage.

For too long, the term insubordination has evoked negative feelings and mental images. But for ideas to evolve and societies to progress, it’s vital to cultivate rebels who are committed to challenging conventional wisdom and improving on it. Change never comes easily. And most would-be rebels lack the skills to overcome hostile audiences who cling desperately to the way things are.
Based on cutting-edge research, The Art of Insubordination is the essential guide for anyone seeking to be heard, make change, and rebel against an unhealthy status quo.  Learn how to
  • Resist the allure of complacency
  • Discover the value of being around people who stop conforming and start deviating.
  • Produce messages that influence the majority-- when in the minority.
  • Build mighty alliances
  • Manage the discomfort when trying to rebel
  • Champion ideas that run counter to traditional thinking
  • Unlock the benefits of being in a group of diverse people holding divergent views
  • Cultivate curiosity, courage, and independent, critical thinking in youth
    Filled with engaging stories about dissenters in the trenches as well as science that will transform your thinking. The Art of Insubordination is for anyone who seeks more justice, courage, and creativity in the world. 

    About the Author

    Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at George Mason University, and a leading authority on well-being, curiosity, courage, and resilience. He has published more than 220 scientific articles, his work has been cited more than 35,000 times, and he received the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology. His books Curious? and The Upside of Your Dark Side have been translated into more than fifteen languages. His writing has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, and other publications, and his research is featured regularly in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Time. He’s a twin with twin daughters (plus one more), with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists.

    Praise For…

    Next Big Idea Club "Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2022"

    “Todd Kashdan combines cutting-edge science and real-life stories about the kind of insubordination we need to make the world a better place. This is the book that all virtuous rebels need.”
    —Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

    "Why is it so difficult to do the right thing, especially when the system pushes against us? In this engaging, well-researched book, you'll discover practical ways to speak up, show up and make a difference."
    —Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box

    “Although dissent is an art, Kashdan shows us something even more important and practical—it’s also a science. He does so with an array of captivating and instructive accounts that reveal the value of this skill.”
    —Robert B. Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-Suasion

    "Our world is broken, and this book can help us fix it. Todd Kashdan's work shows us the most effective ways to defy injustice and shake up the status quo in both big and small ways. This is the book we've been waiting for." 
    —Judson Brewer, New York Times bestselling author of Unwinding Anxiety

    With new research and original, inspiring stories, Kashdan has delivered a manifesto for individuals and organizations who want to spark innovation and creativity.”
    —Susan David, PhD, author of the #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller Emotional Agility

    "If the goal is to continually improve society and make your teams better, read this book. My hope is that The Art of Insubordination will be widely read to inspire a new generation of rebels with a cause."
    Greg Lukianoff, co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Coddling of the American Mind

    "A useful primer for those determined to make waves for a good cause."
    —Kirkus Reviews

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780593420881
    ISBN-10: 0593420888
    Publisher: Avery
    Publication Date: February 15th, 2022
    Pages: 288
    Language: English