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Should You Always Obey Orders from Your Executives?

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I have sometimes been a bit rebellious and disobeyed instructions and directions from my supervisors. This column is intended to inspire those of you who are like-minded with me and prefer to do what you believe is correct rather than what is demanded of you. Behaving this way is obviously risky and can be career-limiting. After more than 40 years working in large hierarchical companies I “quasi-retired” in late 2012, so I am no longer being managed and can write what I wish about being defiant.

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Comments (1)
The soldier 'lucked out', but what he did was WRONG on so many levels. I take it the author of this article was never in the military. As to disobeying superiors, YES, I have done that. In fact I WON TWO whistleblower lawsuits over the past 25 years because I had the courage of my convictions.
Posted by Valery W | Thursday, August 07 2014 at 9:15AM ET
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