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Linda Rising

Lectute topic: Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas

We attend conferences or read books and articles discover new ideas we want to bring into our organizations—but we often struggle when trying to implement those changes. Unfortunately, those introducing change are not always welcomed with open arms. Linda Rising offers proven change management strategies to help you become a more successful agent of change in your organization. Learn how to plant effective seeds of change, and what forces in your organization drive or block change. In addition to using these approaches to change your organization, you can use them to become a more effective person. Come and discuss your organizational and personal change challenges. Linda shows how the lessons from her book, Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, can help you succeed. Learn how to overcome adversity to change and to celebrate your improvement successes along with your organization’s new found practices.

Workshop topic: Influence Strategies for Practitioners

You’ve tried and tried to convince people of your position. You’ve laid out your logical arguments on impressive PowerPoint slides—but you are still not able to sway them. Cognitive scientists understand that the approach you are taking is rarely successful. Often you must speak to others’ subconscious motivators rather than their rational, analytic side. Linda shares influence strategies that you can use to more effectively convince others to see things your way. These strategies take advantage of a number of hardwired traits:
– liking, we like people who are like us;
– reciprocity, we repay in kind;
– social proof, we follow the lead of others similar to us;
– consistency, we align ourselves with our previous commitments;
– authority, we defer to authority figures;
– scarcity, we want more of something when there is less to be had.
Learn how to build on these traits as a way of bringing others to your side. Use this valuable toolkit in addition to the logical left-brain techniques on which we depend.

Linda Rising

About the speaker:
Linda Rising is an independent consultant and a well-known worldwide specialist on Agile, patterns, retrospectives, influence strategies, agile development, and the change process. Linda is the author of numerous articles and four books including Design Patterns in Communications, The Pattern Almanac 2000, A Patterns Handbook, and Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, written with Mary Lynn Manns. With a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics, Linda’s background includes university teaching and software development in a number of different domains.