Ira Chaleff is the author of The Courageous Follower: Standing Up To and For Our Leaders, now in its third edition, coeditor of The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Make Great Leaders and Organizations, part of the Warren Bennis Leadership Series, and his newest release, Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told To Do Is Wrong, which has been featured in the NY Times, Library Journal, and He is the founder of the International Leadership Association’s Followership Learning Community and a member of the ILA board of directors. He is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter, founder and president of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates, and adjunct faculty at Georgetown University. Learn more at

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