Monday 17th February 2020

    Why Hiring 'Rebel Talent' Is the Best Way to Grow Your Business


    By their very definition, rebels represent a threat to a leader who has a command-and-control mentality. Such leaders issue commands to their workers and reward the people who carry out those commands the most effectively. If you are such a leader, it seems to me that you'll have trouble hiring rebels and letting them do their thing.

    Companies that encourage rebel talent -- who share five traits: novelty, curiosity, perspective, diversity, and authenticity -- achieve better outcomes. For instance, Francesca Gino, (the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School) cites studies that tie novelty to engagement at work. A case in point is Pal's Sudden Service, a burger chain in Tennessee and Virginia known for fast service and low turnover, where employees are continually challenged to do new tasks.

    Here are three principles leaders should follow to get the benefits of rebel talent:

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