Lois  KellyCarmen Medina

Rebels with a Cause: Creating Positive Change at Work

Date: This event took place live on February 18 2015

Presented by: Lois Kelly, Carmen Medina

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Rebels at Work challenges the assumption that leadership comes from a position of power or authority. With practical advice and guidance, authors Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina—rebels in their own right—will help empower you by transforming the way you present your ideas and engage your coworkers and bosses.

What attendees will learn:

  • The difference between good and bad rebels at work.
  • Common fears about pushing for change and how to manage them.
  • Do this first: understanding how things work at work.
  • Creating a rebel alliance, avoiding hero worship.
  • Positioning and communicating ideas so people pay attention (and maybe even help you.
  • Using conflict and controversy productively.
  • Tips for staying sane and resilient.
  • When to quit.

About Lois Kelly

Lois Kelly has been a creative rebel throughout her career, helping some of the most respected companies in the world create new ways to launch products, communicate complicated issues, deal with crises, go public, adopt innovative business practices, and occasionally try to move mountains. During this journey, Lois became a student of change, learning what it takes to get people to embrace new ideas. Her role model is the late actress Ruth Gordon. Her cause is helping creative, passionate types thrive at work. Her obsession is creating clarity from complexity.

She is the author of "Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within" (O'Reilly Media, November 2014) and the award-winning "Beyond Buzz: The Next Generation Word of Mouth Marketing." (AMACOM, 2007).

Lois lives in Rhode Island, the smallest and most creative state in the United States

About Carmen Medina

Carmen spent 32 years as a heretic at the Central Intelligence Agency. Despite this, she held several senior positions at the Agency, including serving on the executive team that led the CIA's analytic directorate. She thinks most organizations don't have a good way of determining when it's time to transform and/or "sell" their current business model. Heretics, mavericks, and rebels at work can provide organizations with the important early warning system they so desperately need. Since retiring from CIA in 2010, Carmen has continued to write and speak about Rebels at Work, analysis and strategic warning, the emergence of new global norms in the 21st century, the future culture of work, and cognitive diversity. She is Puerto Rican by birth and Texan by nationality.