Ep 91. Francesca Gino: Rebel Talent
“Rebels are a constructive force driving positive change.”
Francesca Gino is a behavioral scientist and the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. She’s been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40 and one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers. She’s the author of the Sidetracked and Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life.
Francesca and Stew discuss the five key talents of rebels -- they demonstrate novelty, curiosity, perspective-taking, authenticity and diversity. Stew and Francesca talk about overcoming resistance to embracing rebelliousness, some common misconceptions about rebels, and how to cultivate rebelliousness in your children. Francesca reviews her research on how rebels’ questioning and curiosity is good for business, productivity, and engagement. She responds to a couple of great questions from listeners who called in to the radio show.