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Rebel Talent : Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life – Francesca Gino

REBEL TALENT : Why It Pays To Break The Rules At Work And In Life (Sean-16)

Francesca Gino


Presents Real-Life Examples of Successful Individuals Who Rejected What Was Familiar Or Traditional To Break The Rules

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ISBN 9780062694638
Author Francesca Gino
Book Condition LIKE NEW
Publisher Dey Street Books
Publication Date 03 Aug 2018
Pages 304
Weight 0.55 kg
Dimension 23.5 × 16 × 2.7 cm
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Do you want to follow a script—or write your own story?
Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino shows us why the most successful among us break the rules, and how rebellion brings joy and meaning into our lives.
☞ The world’s best chef.
☞ An airline captain who brought his flight to safety in a daring water landing.
☞ A magician known for his sensational escape acts.
☞ A computer scientist who founded a world-renowned animation studio.

What do all of these people have in common? They love their jobs, they break the rules, and the world is better off for it. They are rebels.
From an early age, we are taught to be rule followers, and the pressure to fit in only increases as we age. But conformity comes at a steep price for our careers and personal lives. When we mindlessly accept rules and norms rather than questioning and constructively rebelling against them, we ultimately end up stuck and unfulfilled. As leaders, we are less effective and respected. As employees, we are more likely to be overlooked for top assignments and promotions. As partners and friends, we are checked out and unhappy.

Rebels have a bad reputation. We think of them as troublemakers, outcasts,contrarians: those colleagues, friends, and family members who complicate seemingly straightforward decisions, create chaos, and disagree when everyone else is in agreement.
But in truth, rebels are also those among us who change the world for the better with their unconventional outlooks. Instead of clinging to what is safe and familiar, rebels defy the status quo. They are masters of innovation and reinvention, and they have a lot to teach us. Despite being perceived as “troublemakers” who defy the status quo and disagree when everyone else is in agreement, rebels can make the world a better place with the spirit of innovation and reinvention they embody.
Rebels are people who are deviants in various fields, but in a positive and constructive. They challenge the established norms and do things that make them different from the crowd. A Rebel is not somebody who has to break the law and get in legal trouble.
It is a person who is fully engaged in their relationships, in their lives, in the work that they are doing, because they have certain character traits that they have cultivated that enable them to be rebels. There are the Five Talents that Rebels have cultivated:
1. Novelty
2. Curiosity
3. Perspective
4. Diversity
5. Authenticity
Gino has spent more than a decade studying rebels at organizations around the world,from high-end boutiques in Italy’s fashion capital, to the world’s best restaurant, to a thriving fast-food chain, to an award-winning computer animation studio. In her work, she has identified leaders and employees who personify “rebel talent,” and whose examples we can all learn to embrace.
Gino argues that the future belongs to the rebel—and that there’s a rebel in each of us. We live in turbulent times. In this cutthroat environment, cultivating rebel talent is what allows businesses to evolve and to prosper. And rebellion has an added benefit beyond the workplace: it leads to a more vital, engaged,and fulfilling life.
Gino uses the craft of storytelling as a powerful tool to present her case that the future belongs to the rebel—and that there is a rebel in each of us with the potential to bring meaningful disruption that ultimately adds value to our relationships at work, at home and in the world at large.
Francesca Gino has been studying rebels in life and in the workplace for more than 15 years. She has discovered that rebels—those who practice “positive deviance” at work—are harder to manage, but they are good for the bottom line: their passion, drive, curiosity, and creativity raise the entire organization to a new level. And she has found that at home, rebels are more engaged partners, parents, and friends.
Packed with strategies for embracing rebellion at work and in life as well as illuminating case studies ranging from the world of fine dining to fast food chains to corporations such as Google and Pixar, Rebel Talent encourages all of us to rebel against what’s comfortable, so that we can thrive.
For individuals in positions of leadership, Rebel Talent offers a rethinking of the traditional top-down management style, arguing that hierarchies can be costly and ineffective. She argues that steep hierarchies have been linked to lower job satisfaction, morale, and motivation, as well as reduced employee loyalty and more stress and anxiety among workers.
In place of hierarchical rigidity, Gino presents 8 Principles of Rebel Leadership:
◆ Seek Out the New
◆ Encourage Construction Dissent
◆ Open Conversations, Don’t Close Them
◆ Reveal Yourself – and Reflect
◆ Learn Everything – Then Forget Everything
◆ Find Freedom in Constraints
◆ Lead From the Trenches
◆ Foster Happy Accidents
Whether your goal is to inspire others to meaningful action, grow your entrepreneurial start-up, or just improve your interpersonal relationships, Rebel Talent provides an excellent guide to breaking the rules and making room for innovation and reinvention.
Whether you want to inspire others to action, grow a business, or build more meaningful relationships, Rebel Talent will show you how to succeed—by breaking all the rules.
About the Author :
Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a tenured professor at Harvard Business School. Her consulting and speakingclients include Bacardi, Akamai, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell,Novartis, P&G, and the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy. She has beenhonored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40 andone of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers. Her work has been featured on CNN and NPR, as well as in the Economist, FinancialTimes, New York Times, Newsweek, Scientific American, and PsychologyToday.
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