Patterns and perils of badass, goodhearted change agents

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1. May 11, 2015 @RebelsAtWork 1 Pa&ernsandPerils ofBadass,Goodhearted ChangeAgents 2. 2 Whyisntanyonetalkingabouthowharditis tocreatechangeinsideorganizaBons? Whyismosta&enBononleaders? Whyisntanyonehelpingtheindividualchangeins.gator? 3. 3 SurprisingBmes? Listentocanaries,wildducks,rebels 4. 4 5. My biggest challenge in creating change is: (choose one) 1. Afraid I might hurt my reputation/career 2. My boss is resistant to most new ideas 3. My ideas go against the culture of my organization 4. I hate dealing with conflict and controversy 5. Working through approval processes makes me crazy 5 6. The top reason my organization resists change: (choose one) 1. Execs will never agree to it 2. Not enough resources/too expensive budget 3. Like the way things are 4. Working through approval process exhausting 5. Weve tried that before and it didnt work 6 7. What makes a good rebel?7 8. 8 1.Sensesemergingtrends Peril:seestoofarahead.HardgeQngthe risk-averseandcomplacenttopaya&enBon soonenough 9. 9 2.Viewsopportunityasaquest. Peril:approachinglikeaproject,taskforce,oriniBaBve 10. 10 3.BuildsalliancesandrelaBonships Peril:insecuremanagers,performanceobjecBves, disloyaltytosilo,notcorporate 11. 11 4.CommunicateslikeanacBvist Peril:nottaughtbythecorporatetrainingdepartment 12. 12 5.Isviewedastrustworthyandreliable Peril:bosswantsallyourBme,alltheBme 13. 13 6.Thinksdierently Peril:ideasdiscredited.Toldtobemorecorporate 14. 14 7.MakesmeeBngsmeaningful Peril:preparedness,parBcipaBon, discomfort,realconversaBons 15. 15 8.AbletohavedicultconversaBons Peril:none 16. 16 9.IsposiBveandopBmisBc Peril:missessignsofwhentoquit 17. 17 10.Hasalifebeyondwork. Peril:creaBve,courageousrebelsreplenishtheirspirits byexperiencinglife.Allworkandnoplaydiminishes yourchangeagentsuperpowers. 18. A Handbook for Leading Change from Within Lois Kelly & Carmen Medina REBELS AT WORK 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 conict, and maintain sanity. Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take www.rebelsatwork.com @RebelsAtWork www.facebook.com/RebelsatWork lois@rebelsatwork.com @LoisKelly carmen@rebelsatwork.com @Milouness 18