Obeying all of the rules rarely generates breakthrough performance because it does not generate innovative approaches. Breaking the rules randomly doesn’t work either. To improve our performance we need to know when and how to break, bend or invent new rules to get better outcomes. In this presentation we will discuss some “rules for breaking the rules” to increase the probability your “boundary “ actions will be viewed positively. Various ways in which rules can (and have!) been broken to obtain better outcomes will also be presented, along with an assessment guide to determine if rule breaking actions you may propose are appropriate for execution.