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Leading Without Power, Directing Without Authority

Epona Schweer  |  Producer, Indie Bits, 2and2

Location: Room 303, South Hall

Format: Session
Track: Production
Vault Recording: Video

You can see a change needs to be made culturally, you know what needs to get done if the problem is going to be solved and the project finished - but you're worried people won't listen to you. You may feel like you don't have the money, position or reputation needed to get things done. This talk is about learning how to motivate people to make change happen and finish epic projects (especially when the odds are stacked against you, everything has gone horribly wrong, and you feel powerless to do anything about it).


Motivating people to do incredible things does just come down to problem solving and people skills. Helping people solve problems and get to where they want to be is a more effective (and sustainable!) way of motivating them than paying more, promising huge rewards or threatening their careers.

Intended Audience

Developers, designers, directors, producers, activists and creatives who ask themselves "How do I get people to care enough to make this happen?!?" The only prerequisite is being willing to go out of your way to learn how to work with and manage people well.