Musings from Earth School. Life is too short to edit. A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals.
It turns out that to be a schizoid requires a personality characterized by emotional aloofness. This seems contrary to all that we have read so far about being passionate leaders, but as Alinsky continues in his argument the concept becomes clearer.
He mentions that a good leader does not actually believe in the extremes of their argument.
The leader makes the issue out to be to nothing when it is actually a ten percent difference. In order to stay grounded, the leader cannot fall into taking what he is arguing as truth. To me, and organizer is a specialization of a leader, a better model with less bugs and hiccups.
A leader who is not an organizer cannot make connections with life and followers as clearly and easily as an organizer can. To me, an organizer is the surface solution to the problem. They can gather people together and provide tasks to be completed, but can they inspire?
A true leader must be able to inspire and encourage the followers, not just shepard them into organized roles. In order to be the best leader possible, a leader must be both organized and inspirational.
One quality without the other is only a partial success. Also, humor clears the mind and relieves the tension in a stressful situations.
Without humor, leaders could potentially take themselves too seriously and fail to see the situation for what it is due to stress.
One of my favorite is that an organizer must be a political schizoid. A leader needs to be able to see the big picture.
Having the biases of certain political parties, tendencies, or affiliations would just blur the larger ideas and goals he is trying to reach. I also really like that Alinsky mentioned how an organizer must have an ego.
One must have enough self-confidence to know that he can get the job done and reach his goals. If he does not believe in himself, how can he expect his followers to? That is not to say, however, that a leader can be egotistical and self-centered.
He still needs to put the purpose of his organization first, but he also needs to believe in himself. It is a very fine line that a leader must balance. For instance, a leader and an organizer may both have an ego, but a leader will be more willing and more eloquent at undergoing harsh public scrutiny than a follower.Jul 18, · Your enemy did not grow up like you.
He did not play baseball, he did not watch Roy Rogers and the Beaver, he did not eat rost beef and potatoes. Carnie Holdsworth was at the forefront of some of the most progressive causes of her period, protesting Britain’s national policy of conscription during World War I and in becoming the cofounder and national organizer of one of Britain’s first antifascist organizations, the National Union for .
Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals () by Saul D. Alinsky is a how-to guide for political organizers who want to make real, lasting changes to a political system.
Alinksy draws on decades of his own organizing experience to elaborate rules for bringing about change. Sep 09, · Rules for Radicals opens with a quote about Lucifer, written by Saul Alinsky: "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and show more Obama is a follower of Saul Alinsky's rules for community organisers.
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Alinsky wrote Rules for Radicals in Status: Resolved. Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals' "Rules for Radicals" Rule #7 Tactics "Tactics are those conscious deliberate acts by which human beings live with each other and deal with the world around them.
Will you ever address the real issues of this country or will you forever be focused on being a community organizer? And the narrative goes on and on! Would you like to read more? I for one do not want more of this Liberal, Socialistic, Marxist, anti-Colonialist, Dreams of My Father leadership for American.