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“WHO ARE THE TEMPERED RADICALS”
“Tempered Radicals,” Meyerson writes in her book, are people who want to succeed in their organizations yet want
to live by their values or identities, even if they are somehow at odds with the dominant culture of their
organizations….Tempered Radicals are likely to ‘think out of the box’ because they are not fully in the box.
As ‘outsiders within’, they have both a critical and creative edge. They speak new truths.
Meyerson also sees TRs as “everyday leaders” who are “…..quiet catalysts who push back against prevailing norms, create
learning, and lay the ground work for slow but ongoing organizational and social change.”
Here are some attributes of tempered radicals who are effective “everyday leaders”:
1.They speak their truths, even when afraid: Meyerson wrote in Tempered Radicals, “Truths are not created by Tempered Radicals; but Tempered Radicals are often the ones who speak ‘truths` and raise issues that have been suppressed. Such acts of deviation…….,
“She writes, “Require self-knowledge and conviction to overcome enormous pressure to conform and to suppress beliefs that challenge the majority.”
2. They have strong networks: “Allies remind you that your struggles are not yours alone, “Meyerson wrote in her book.
“Having people with whom you can compare your experience helps you
identify larger patterns outside yourself that need to change. The biggest advantage of working in concert with others
is that collectives have greater legitimacy, power, and resources than individuals.”
3.They have a bias towards action, especially “small deviant actions”: “sometimes [Trs] inspire change simply by behaving differently,
and their small deviant actions challenge norms and set an example that others emulate…,”Meyerson wrote in tempered radicals. Often
tempered radicals lead to change more deliberately by initiating small wins that result in new relationships, understanding, and patterns of behavior.”
Bro. Aganyira Deodati
Source: Eagle magazine 2016