Ira Chaleff is the author of a very unusual book called Intelligent Disobedience; Doing Right When What You’re Told To Do Is Wrong. It was named the best leadership book of 2015 by the University of San Diego and has been featured in many publications including Fast Company and Forbes, as well as in the New York Times Educational Supplement. Ira is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter on Courageous Followership and transforming hierarchical relationships into powerful partnerships. Ira is also the founder and president of “Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates” and an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University.
You need to hope your employees say what is needed -- don't create an environment where they would be afraid to give you valuable insight.
Don't put out your new ideas too enthusiastically -- ask for feedback first and invite discussion.
You have to master your body language -- learn to master how to get feedback and not seem defensive.
"Slow the motion down and understand the situation."
Being a "follower" isn't a personality trait -- it's a role -- not everyone needs to be a leader all the time -- be able to pay both roles.
We put too much weight on obedience in childhood development -- we inadvertently contribute to a mindset where we believe he must do what authority says.
Focus on missions and values -- what are we here to do?
An individual would come to understand their mission, value, and role -- and no longer needed orders.
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