The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively (A FAN Program with Todd Kashdan, Ph.D)

We are so happy to support Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., author of the new book, The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively. Prof. Kashdan will be interviewed by Jane McGonigal, Ph.D. (FAN ’22). This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of The Art of Insubordination from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Prof. Kashdan that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: For ideas to evolve and for societies to progress, we desperately need rebels to challenge conventional wisdom and improve on it. Unfortunately, most of us fear non-conformists, perceiving them as disloyal, reckless, or just plain weird. Because most would-be rebels lack the strength and skills to overcome hostile audiences, principled insubordination remains an under-leveraged asset in the workplace and public square.

In The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively, Todd Kashdan, Ph.D. presents a guidebook for anyone seeking constructive influence when making change and rebelling against an unhealthy status quo. He offers evidence-based strategies to become better allies of our leaders in change, ensuring that the best ideas, products, and solutions survive and win the day.

About the Author: Awarded the 2013 Distinguished Early Career Researcher Award by the American Psychological Association, Todd Kashdan, Ph.D. is among the world’s top experts on the psychology of well-being, psychological strengths, mental agility, and social relationships. His research has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including multiple articles in the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and Forbes.  As a professor of psychology at George Mason University and a leading educator to the public, Prof. Kashdan translates state-of-the-art science for practical application to improve our everyday lives. He received the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year Award at GMU for his teaching and mentoring. He gave a TEDx talk on psychological flexibility and writes the “Curious?” blog for Psychology Today, which is enjoyed by more than four million readers. Prof. Kashdan is the author of 5 books, including Curious?, The Upside of Your Dark Side, and Designing Positive Psychology.

About the Interviewer: Jane McGonigal, Ph.D. is the Director of Game Research and Development at the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a non-profit research group in Palo Alto, California, currently teaches the course “How to Think Like a Futurist” at Stanford University and is the lead instructor for the Institute for the Future’s series on the Coursera platform. McGonigal is a two-time New York Times bestselling author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World (2011) and SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully. Her latest book, Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything―Even Things That Seem Impossible Today, will be released in April 2022. Her TED talks on how games can make a better world and the game that can give you 10 extra years of life, are among the all-time most popular TED talks, and have more than 15 million views.


Event date: 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom Webinar!
The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively By Todd B. Kashdan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593420881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Avery - February 15th, 2022

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