Reviews Rebels at Work is the essential guide to rocking the boat. Rebels bring guts and courage in spades. Crank it up, dear Rebels. Many managers mistakenly believe that a workplace with little disagreement is a healthy workplace. For that to happen, however, employees need different skills and managers need more effective ways of managing individuals who think differently. While the title of the book may sound like a book on rebellious thinking and actions; I see this as more of a guideline to people who disagree with others. Guide them in anticipating resistance and preparing for objections.
There are a few bosses out there who should be very scared! Help them understand critical research to support his points. We spread the knowledge of innovators through our technology books, online services, magazines, research and tech conferences. Description: challenges the assumption that leadership comes from a position of power or authority. As rebels at work we are too often marginalized and our great ideas go unheeded. Rebels at work a handbook for leading change from within by lois kelly carmen medina struggling to make changes at work or convince management to take action ready to challenge conventional thinking or introduce a new idea but worried about being viewed as a troublemaker or getting in way over your head. Honesty at work is not career-enhancing, he said.
While other books stop at making the change and do not go any This was an interesting read. Clarity on values and outcomes also becomes the filter through which you and the rebel can evaluate and prioritize. The cycle of learning, acting and adapting needs to be turned from low to high for our organizations to evolve and for us to grow as people. This is the first one I ever wished I had read 17 years ago when I started working. Leaders set the vision and staff implements it. Controversy and disagreement are not about fighting, with one side right and the other wrong.
This book gives power to rebels at work everywhere. Rebels are there to change the status que, but often face bureaucracy or unwillingness from their colleagues to take a new step. What do they want people to think or do after hearing the ideas? Rebels At Work provides concrete ideas, techniques and advice on how to refine your thinking, improve your approach to work, and manage yourself so you can achieve more and stay sane and optimistic in the process. Interesting read about how to communicate and fight for our ideas at work. This is a real leadership moment for a manager. The occasional innovation tournament or hackathon sends the message that there are approved times for new ideas.
Her role model is the late actress Ruth Gordon. I would have preferred a book about how the rebel mentality can benefit us all, how we can change our thinking and become the change we want to see, how we can instill in our organizations this mentality, and how we can all join the rebellion. But the reality is rebels are already inside your corporate gates and increasingly unhappy. While not my favourite read, it might inspire others! This is a place of ideas, stories and resources for Rebels at Work, those of us trying to improve, change and innovate at work -- regardless of whether we have a formal position of authority. By focusing on the soft-skills needed in the workplace in order to present positive change within your group or company, this book explores common fears that hold you back in the workplace, and shows you how to conquer those fears to get your ideas out.
By and The first and most important thing to understand about managing a rebel — aka a maverick — is that this person is not your enemy or even necessarily a troublemaker. Suggest ways to frame an idea so that it attracts support from the people who will need to support it. Authors Carmen Medina and Lois Kelly—once rebels themselves—reveal ways to navigate your workplace, avoid common mistakes and traps, and overcome the fears that may be holding you back. Ready to challenge conventional thinking or introduce a new idea, but worried about being viewed as a troublemaker or getting in way over your head? Rebels at Work is our new playbook for making big changes in government. With practical advice and guidance, authors Carmen Median and Lois Kelly-rebels in their own right-will help empower you by transforming the way you present your ideas and engage your coworkers and bosses. In the end, you might say we agree with our friend.
Another conversation was with a friend whom I mention in the book, Clark, who has always been much more comfortable with conflict than I have ever been. Rebels are idea people and creative thinkers and problem solvers. Apathetic employees are probably a much bigger challenge. In fact, rebels could be your most valuable employees, helping you identify risks, solve problems, and create better ways to work. Heretics, mavericks, and rebels at work can provide organizations with the important early warning system they so desperately need. Her obsession is creating clarity from complexity. True leadership doesn't always come from a position of power or authority.
Learning to deal with conflict in the workplace is such an important developmental for rebels that Lois and I devote an entire chapter of our book to it. It is an indispensable guide for both rebels and those who manage them. Yet, meaningful change rarely happens without some controversy. An active participant in the technology community, O'Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making and evangelism. Empower Rebels at Work to serve as the warning system for your organization to alert you when your current processes and business models may need significant retooling. Might not be the best for an engineer if you need specific communication training but it can help expand their awareness. This book starts with a description of reasons why you might be rebellious, then it talks about how to make the change you want to bring.
Instead, good rebels are the first thing he and every other manager need today. New ideas do not respect hierarchies, organizational structures, or calendars. People often ask us whether managing a rebel is more work for a manager. From the trenches, Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina outline how to gain credibility, pitch ideas, navigate politics, manage conflict, and maintain sanity. Could use a better way of sectioning off tips and applications vs the actual concepts.
Too much of it was either pulling popular thinking about innovation together or talking about how traditional managers stink or how awesome the select few rebels in an org really are. Rebels at work book read 19 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers a handbook for leading change from within as want to read the book gives great practical advice which i know will help me now and in the future i definitely want to start a rebel alliance at work and help other young rebels reach far greater. Many self-identified rebels continually tell us how frustrated they are in trying to figure out what is truly important to their organizations. If you demand certainty, you not only will buy into intellectual fraud; you will also eventually tear the heart out of your change champions. Based on these goals, what should be presented—and what is unnecessary? Learn how to stand up and contribute your best ideas to your organization's most important missions. Her cause is helping creative, passionate types thrive at work. How does it improve upon the way we do things today? Too much of it was either pulling popular thinking about innovation together or talking about how traditional managers stink or how awesome the select few rebels in an org really are.