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 complacencyDiscover the value of being around people who stop conforming and start deviating.Produce messages that influence the majority-- when in the minority.Build mighty alliancesManage the discomfort when trying to rebelChampion ideas that run counter to traditional thinkingUnlock the benefits of being in a group of diverse people holding divergent viewsCultivate 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.
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About Todd Kashdan
Todd B. Kashdan, PhD, is a professor of psychology at George Mason University and senior scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. He is the author of Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life; Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology; and coauthor of The Upside of Your Dark Side. A frequent radio, television, and print-media contributor on how people and organizations can thrive, he has contributed feature articles to the New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post, has made regular appearances on NPR, and blogs for the Huffington Post and Psychology. He received the American Psychological Association’s 2013 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology.