Many people see that their company, government organization, healthcare institution or school system is beginning to fail and believe they have at least part of the solution for changing or possibly saving their organization. Yet they have never learned how to maneuver inside a bureaucratic organization to create change, becoming strategically canny Davids to save the Goliaths.
Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina, authors of the upcoming book “Rebels at Work: Befriending the Bureaucratic Black Belts and Leading Change from Within,” challenge the assumption that leadership comes from a position of power or authority, and share what it really takes to create change, including knowing the organizational landscape, befriending the bureaucratic black belts, dealing with conflict and controversy, and taking care of yourself so you don’t get fired, burn out or lose yourself.
Lois and Carmen have been wildly successful — and at times wildly unsuccessful — rebels over their careers. Carmen as deputy director of intelligence the CIA, Lois at AT&T and in marketing agencies working with Fortune 500 companies. Since meeting at an innovation conference three years ago they have spent thousands of hours writing about rebels, speaking about rebels and talking to hundreds of rebels around the world. This speech shares what they’ve learned during their colorful careers, as well as what they’ve learned from their three-year research among rebels in the workforce.
This one-hour keynote speech, or half-day workshop, provides the practical ideas and tactics that all rebels at work can put to use without approvals, budgets or advanced degrees. The stories we tell are pretty illuminating, too.
Creating Change at Work: It’s Not What You Think, It’s How You Think
Learn three amazingly simple and powerful thinking techniques that will shift how you make decisions and influence people at work. As part of the program each participant will receive a personalized analysis of their thinking style prior to the event, making the ideas discussed relevant, compelling and useful.
For inquiries, contact Lois Kelly, Lois@rebelsatwork.com, 401-333-5464.