The Art of Insubordination - Todd Kashdan

“In this engaging, well-researched book, you’ll discover practical ways to speak up, show up and make a difference.”

Seth Godin
Bestselling Author

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Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2022

Art of Insubordination

“The book all virtuous rebels need.”

Charles Duhigg
Bestselling Author

The Art of Insubordination: how to dissent & defy effectively, is the first book that offers a comprehensive recipe for rebellion that is eminently practical and based on cutting-edge science.

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

Art of Insubordination

The Art of Insubordination how to dissent & defy effectively is the first book that offers a comprehensive recipe for rebellion that is eminently practical and based on cutting-edge science.

Get Your Copy

 Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Bookshop.org   IndieBound

Early Praise

“The book all virtuous rebels need.”

Charles Duhigg
Bestselling Author

 


“In this engaging, well-researched book, you’ll discover practical ways to speak up, show up and make a difference.”

Seth Godin
Bestselling Author

 


“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 NYT bestseller The Coddling of the American Mind

 


“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 best selling author of Unwinding Anxiety

 


“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

 


“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
author of the #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller Emotional Agility

Early Reader Reviews

It’s time to bring insubordination out of the darkness and infuse society with a healthy dose of nonconformity.

Dr. Kashdan’s work paves the way to the kind of change that transforms lives, communities, and societies. Each of the ideas inside is backed by science and bolstered by inspiring anecdotes This is a book you will re-read until the pages are ragged.

To the original thinkers and problem solvers in the 21st century– this book is an invaluable resource for ensuring your efforts are more audible, effective, and sustainable. Readers will find a compilation of scientifically informed tools, tactics, and strategies that will help cultivate and harness diverse viewpoints. Not for the sake of being different but to improve the health and longevity of the groups we care most about

10 Things this Book will Teach You

  1. Separate principled from destructive forms of disagreement.

  2. Resist the allure of complacency, especially when mainstream ideas cause misery.

  3. Embrace people who disagree openly and speak their mind.

  4. Produce messages that change the minds of the majority – when in the minority.

  5. Build mighty alliances.

  6. Manage the discomfort when trying to rebel or interacting with a rebel.

  7. Better handle the transition of power from once minority to new majority.

  8. Champion ideas that run counter to traditional thinking.

  9. Unlock the benefits of being in a group of diverse people holding divergent views.

  10. Cultivate curiosity, courage, and independent, critical thinking in youth.

The 4 Archetypes of Insubordination

With a deep analysis of mavericks, renegades, and principled rebels over the course of human history, there is evidence of four archetypes of insubordination. Discover your archetype tendencies with the Art of Insubordination quiz.

culture shifter

The Culture Shifter

innovator

The Innovator

defender

The Defender

niche carver

The Niche Carver

culture shifter

Culture Shifter

innovator

Innovator

defender

Defender

niche carver

Niche Carver