Wired to Obey or a Balance Between Obedience & Choice


Not sure how this came about but it’s good coverage of my new book:

True or false: “Two-thirds of us would obey under certain circumstances even when we thought doing so was causing harm to others.”

True. According to leadership expert Ira Chaleff, well-documented evidence around for more than fifty years now supports this phenomenon. Think it would not apply to you – that you would be in the one-third who would not obey? As Chaleff will show you in Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told To Do is Wrong, don’t be so sure.…

The book offers fresh answers to “striking a balance between obedience to authority and independent choice…

In Intelligent Disobedience, Chaleff teaches us what it is (e.g., how it is different from civil disobedience), what behaviors comprise it and how we can build skills to use in situations that call for it…

… Chaleff intends to write to readers as the “whole person.” Whether parent, aunt/uncle, mentor, coach, or any other kind of steward to the next generation, Ira asks us to look hard at how children are being raised – “will the meta-messages they are getting in the current system equip them to be strong adults who can take difficult stands” and be “strong citizens who can protect the values of our culture?” Adults can ask themselves this question as well…

The book takes an interesting look at how from an evolutionary perspective, we become “wired to obey”…

… the book lays out clear principles of intelligent disobedience in action and detailed steps on how to teach it to others…

Chaleff closes with reflections on what intelligent disobedience can mean in the grander picture for the evolution of human civilization…

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He holds a vision for a culture where people hold themselves accountable to the right thing – always. Just think how this would make for a better world!

Wired to Obey or a Balance Between Obedience & Choice
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