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The Loyal Renegade

Brandon Keepers
February 26, 2014

The Loyal Renegade

Brandon Keepers

February 26, 2014


  1. Renegade Renegade THE LOYAL

  2. @bkeepers @bkeepers

  3. ! !

  4. ℹ ℹ

  5. assumption you generally strive to make yourself, your coworkers and

    your company better


  8. “ When dealing with people, let us remember we are

    not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. Dale Carnegie How To Win Friends and Influence People
  9. Elisha Otis S T O R Y T I M

  10. PITCH

  11. “ The purpose of a pitch isn’t necessarily to move

    others immediately to adopt your idea. The purpose is to offer something so compelling that it begins a conversation, brings the other person in as a participant, and eventually arrives at an outcome that appeals to both of you. Daniel Pink To Sell Is Human
  12. How do I get my company to use git? S

    T O R Y T I M E
  13. None
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  17. the team switched to git one week later

  18. “ “So the only way on earth to influence other

    people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.” Dale Carnegie How To Win Friends and Influence People
  19. Effective persuasion is not about getting someone else to see

    things your way. It’s about you seeing it their way.

  21. Disobedient Chatter S T O R Y T I M

  22. S T O R Y T I M E

  23. # S T O R Y T I M E

  24. S T O R Y T I M E

  25. S T O R Y T I M E

  26. You don’t always have to ask for permission.

  27. Benevolent Subversion 1. Requires Action" 2. Consumes Few Resources" 3.

    Proves An Argument
  28. “ Subversion is used as a tool to achieve political

    goals because it generally carries less risk, cost, and difficulty as opposed to open belligerency. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subversion
  29. RISK

  30. What if you get fired?

  31. TRUST

  32. “ The person doing the typing makes the decision. Adam

    Keys http://therealadam.com/2011/07/16/the-guy-doing-the-typing-makes-the-call/
  33. “ …That’s not to say they should go cowboy and

    do whatever they want; they should use their knowledge of the “situation on the ground” to figure out what is most practical. With responsibility comes the right to pick a resolution. Adam Keys http://therealadam.com/2011/07/16/the-guy-doing-the-typing-makes-the-call/

  35. Remember ELISHA OTIS

  36. “ It isn’t necessary to work yourself into the ground

    to be passionate about your work. In fact, it’s hard to sustain your love of a job that is slowly draining all your energy. Richard Templar The Rules of Work


  39. News Bulletin I am often wrong.

  40. “ Every man I meet is my superior in some

    way. In that, I learn of him. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  41. Avoid Gut Reactions

  42. None
  43. Avoid Criticism

  44. “ Criticism is futile because it puts a person on

    the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment. Dale Carnegie How To Win Friends and Influence People
  45. Destructive Criticism S T O R Y T I M

  46. “ Instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them.

    Let’s try to figure out why they do what they do. That’s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. Dale Carnegie How To Win Friends and Influence People
  47. “ Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would

    be under similar circumstances. Abraham Lincoln when Mrs. Lincoln and others spoke harshly of the south
  48. By understanding them we also learn to persuade them.

  49. “ In the moment when I truly understand my [coworker],

    understand him well enough to [persuade] him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I [persuade] them. Orson Scott Card Ender's Game

  51. If they are not convinced then I communicated ineffectively," or

    it’s not the right thing.
  52. Summit often Subvert occasionally Persuade when necessary ℹ ℹ

  53. References How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale

    Carnegie ! To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink ! “Six Stories” — The Memory Palace Podcast http://thememorypalace.us/2013/04/six-stories/