- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Harvard Business School Pr; 1 edition (June 19, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591393256
- ISBN-13: 978-1591393252
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,072,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tempered Radicals: How Everyday Leaders Inspire Change at Work 1st Edition
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"- "Meyerson's radicals are part of their organization yet apart from it, tolerated more than embraced, committed to the company's success yet at odds with its rules. Walking that line, says Meyerson, is not flashy. But it's where you'll find the real stuff of change." - Fast Company, 9/1/01. - "This is a more realistic and inspiring way to think about leadership - and life - than are images of leadership found in the popular business press." - Future Survey, 1/1/02. - "To resist policies or behaviors they find offensive or disrespectful, her subjects choose savvy tactics, from negotiation and humor to confrontation and collective action." - Wall Street Journal, 12/19/01. - "Through exemplary behavior and appropriate responses, 'tempered radicals' effect change in the most difficult work environments." - Washington Business Journal, 5/31/02. "A Modest Manifesto for Shattering the Glass Ceiling," with Joyce K. Fletcher. (Jan/Feb 2000)
About the Author
Debra E. Meyerson is an Associate Professor of Management at the Center for Gender and Organizations at Simmons Graduate School of Management, and a Visiting Associate Professor for the Center for Work, Technology, and Organizations, School of Engineering at Stanford University.
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I found this a very helpful book for self reflection and inspiration to get back to my activist values. The esperiences of a diverse group of changemakers helped me to look at where I'd been and what kind of person I want to be in my workplace. It helped me look at some of the difficulties I've had actualizing my dreams as I've risen through the ranks in a mainstream government position. It gave me hope to continue.