Download The Art of Insubordination by Todd Kashdan Pdf book free online. A highly practical and research-based toolkit for anyone who wants to make the world a better place by fostering greater fairness, creativity, and courage. For far too long, the word insubordination has conjured up terrible emotions and ideas. However, in order for ideas to evolve and society to progress, rebels who are dedicated to opposing and enhancing conventional wisdom must be nurtured. Change is never simple. Most would-be rebels also lack the abilities to overcome hostile audiences that are adamantly opposed to the status quo. GET FREE AUDIOBOOK
The Art of Insubordination is the definitive handbook for anybody trying to be heard, make change, and rebel against an unhealthy status quo, based on cutting-edge research. Discover the value of being among people who stop complying and start deviating by learning how to:
• Resist the seduction of complacency
• When in the minority, create messages that affect the majority.
Why Foster curiosity, courage, and independent, critical thinking in youth by encouraging them to form powerful alliances, manage their discomfort when rebelling, and champion ideas that go against conventional wisdom.
It’s packed with fascinating stories about real-life rebels as well as science that will change your mind. The Art of Insubordination is for anyone who wants the world to be a better place with more justice, courage, and creativity.
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Summary of The Art of Insubordination by Todd Kashdan Pdf
According to Kashdan, a psychology professor, it’s critical to question authority and take a stance of “principled insubordination, a type of deviance intended to enhance society with the least amount of secondary harm”—to question established knowledge and things as they are. The principled aspect is crucial. Being a clueless rebel is pointless, but being principled in your rebellion “is crucial for developing society.”
Kashdan investigates the myriad ways we lull ourselves into accepting the current quo in a text packed of psychological ideas and the findings of telling experiments. Surprisingly, he observes that “disadvantaged people often do just as much (or more) to support the validity of a system than those in privileged positions within the same system.” “People will go to extraordinary lengths to defend and protect a social order that affects them,” says the author. As a result of the current growth of authoritarianism, people who will say no must be pitted against those who will say yes. However, learning to say no takes practice.
Kashdan points out dangers include status quo prejudice, confirmation bias (looking for data that supports your beliefs while disregarding evidence that contradicts them), and the hope that submitting would lead to a better social or economic class. There’s also projection bias, which occurs when we “believe others share our likes, attitudes, and behaviors more than they do.” This frequently results in martyrs rather than rebels. The author advises dealing with all of this knowledge with as little stress and as much self-care as possible, while remaining brave in the face of conformity and indifference. Finally, we must commit to “creating a new generation of youth who feel empowered to disagree, challenge, and diverge from problematic norms and standards,” he argues.
About The Author
Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D., is a renowned expert on well-being, curiosity, courage, and resilience. He is a professor of psychology at George Mason University. He has over 220 scientific articles to his credit, and his work has been cited over 35,000 times. He was also awarded the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology. More than fifteen languages have been translated into his books Curious? and The Upside of Your Dark Side. His research is frequently featured in media venues such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Time, and his writing has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, and other publications. He’s a twin with twin kids (plus one more) and aims to flood the earth with brilliant conversationalists as quickly as possible.