One of the Youngest Tenured Professors In Harvard’s History on “Why it Pays to Break the Rules”

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Francesca Gino has been on the fast track her whole life and found herself as the youngest woman to become a tenured professor in Harvard Business School’s history. As Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School she likes to say, “I am a curious behavioral scientist, passionate about teaching and helping leaders make wiser decisions that can improve their lives and those of people around them.” That became obvious as we discussed her fascinating new book, Rebel Talent. 

About the Book, Rebel Talent:

“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, and falling back on routines and tradition, rebels defy the status quo. They are masters of innovation and reinvention, and they have a lot to teach us.

“Francesca Gino, a behavioral scientist and professor at Harvard Business School, 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 exemplify “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, when competition is fierce, reputations are easily tarnished on social media, and the world is more divided than ever before. 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.

“Whether you want to inspire others to action, build a business, or build more meaningful relationships, Rebel Talent will show you how to succeed — by breaking all the rules.”

Check out this fascinating interview by Kevin Price with this innovative scholar:

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