NACM and FCIB Present Author Chat: The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively


Thu, September 15, 2022, 11:00 - 12:30
Online, internet


General Information

Cost: Free for members


Registration Includes: One telephone and web connection at one physical location

Purchase the book. Read the book. Join the conversation each third Thursday of the month from 11am to 12:30pm ET.
(Please remember the time zone differences if you are not on the East Coast).

We have a lineup of authors for you to meet. The complimentary members-only get-togethers are designed around a particular book on leadership. After reading the book, you will get to speak with author, ask questions, share comments and dive deep into the topic.

The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively

Description of the book:

For too long, the term insubordination has evoked negative feelings and mental images.

But for ideas to evolve and societies to progress, it’s vital to cultivate rebels who challenge conventional wisdom and improve on it. Change never comes easily. And most would-be rebels lack the skills to overcome hostile audiences that cling desperately to the way things are.

Join September’s Author Chat with Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., as he discusses his book, The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively—an essential guide for anyone seeking to be heard, make change and rebel against an unhealthy status quo.

The book addresses how to:

  • Resist the allure of complacency
  • Value people who stop conforming and start deviating
  • Produce messages that influence the majority, when in the minority
  • Build mighty alliances
  • Manage the discomfort of trying to rebel
  • Champion ideas challenge traditional thinking
  • Unlock the benefits of being in a group of diverse people holding divergent views
  • Cultivate curiosity, courage and independent critical thinking in youth

This book is filled with engaging stories about dissenters in the trenches as well as science that will transform your thinking. The Art of Insubordination is for anyone who seeks more justice, courage and creativity in the world.

You can order your copy of The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively from Amazon.


About the Author

Johnathan Brill Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at George Mason University. He is a leading authority on well-being, curiosity, psychological flexibility and resilience. He has published more than 210 peer-reviewed articles, and his work has been cited more than 34,000 times. Todd is the author of several books including Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life (William Morrow) and The Upside of Your Dark Side (Penguin). His latest book is The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively (Avery/Penguin). His research is featured regularly in media outlets such as The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, NPR, Fast Company and Time Magazine. He is a keynote speaker and consultant for organizations as diverse as Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz, Prudential, General Mills, The United States Department of Defense and World Bank Group. He received the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology. He's a twin with twin 14-year-old daughters (and one more), with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists. Find more about his research and sign up for his newsletter Provoked at


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