Resources for Rebels at Work
THE REBELS AT WORK HANDBOOK
Every day people in all kinds of jobs at all kinds of workplaces reach the point where they say, “Enough.”
While every rebel’s reason for stepping up differs, almost all start with the same uncomfortable realization: “I have to do something about this.”
Rebels at Work is the essential guide to rocking the boat. From the trenches, Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina outline how to gain credibility, pitch ideas, navigate politics, manage conflict, and maintain sanity. This lively, accessible book is full of practical wisdom for making sure that you don’t become a rebel without a job.
– Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take
In Rebels at Work, Lois Kelly & Carmen Medina bust the myth that passionate and rebellious types will only thrive in small organizations. This valuable handbook is chock-full of charts, guidelines, stories and advice to help people make positive change in big companies – and to have fun doing it. It is an indispensable guide for both rebels and those who manage them.
– Diane Hessan, Chairman, Communispace; CEO, Startup Institute
At GovLoop we have 150,000 innovators trying to improve government from the inside, doing the difficult work of changing bureaucracy. Rebels at Work is our new playbook for making big changes in government. Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina’s clear tips and strategies are essential for navigating large organizations and getting things done.
– Steve Ressler, founder and president, GovLoop
Rebels at Work is a brilliant guide for change activists who want to rock the boat and stay in it. As rebels at work we are too often marginalized and our great ideas go unheeded. Yet we are actually the salvation of our organizations. I love the fact that the authors are a living embodiment of what can happen when rebels get activated in a positive way. This book gives power to rebels at work everywhere. There are a few bosses out there who should be very scared!
– Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS IQ, National Health Service, England
We post our presentations and some workbooks here on Slideshare.
Harvard Business Business Review: Five Mistakes Employees Make When Challenging the Status Quo
The Globe & Mail: How to Be a Rebel, But Not a Troublemaker at Work
Forbes: Who Needs Rebels at Work?
The Irish Times: Be a Workplace Rebel, Changing Your Company from Within
Wayne King of The Radical Centrist talks with Lois about how to create change from inside of the belly of the beast — when you’re in a middle level position and proposing new ideas might seen intimidating or even terrifying.
Carmen talks with Le Vital Corps Salon on thinking better, being a rebel and an “analyst of small things, and why you should consider befriending bureaucratic black belts.
We talked with Andy Cleff on the Agile Uprising podcast about, "The Curse of Organizational Silence."
With Sam Mednick's Happy Melly podcast, "What It Takes To Become a Rebel at Work.”
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LinkedIn: Rebels At Work Group