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.

A Military Example of Disobedience

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