“Intelligent Disobedience” named as the best new leadership book of 2015

The University of San Diego, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, has named Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told To Do Is Wrong, as the Best New leadership Book of 2015. 128 books were nominated for the honor. There were four semifinalists.

Intelligent Disobedience was given the top honor based on the criteria of scholarship, innovation, ability to move beyond academic circles and, most importantly contained the potential to disrupt traditional thinking and practice in the field.

I was presented the award at the 17th International Leadership Association (ILA) Global Conference held in Barcelona, Spain, October 2015. In this photo, one of the doctoral graduate assistants, Mariko Peshon, is shown with me after the award was announced.

I was doubly pleased as I got to meet Mariko’s father who has taught Courageous Followership to sergeant level police in California. He is now interested in bringing Intelligent Disobedience into the curriculum for law enforcement officers in the county where he is responsible for law enforcement development.

“Intelligent Disobedience” named as the best new leadership book of 2015
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