Radical Candor : How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean by Kim Scott
Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google before moving to Apple where she developed a class on optimal management. Radical Candor draws directly on her experiences at these cutting edge companies to reveal a new approach to effective management that delivers huge success by inspiring teams to work better together by embracing fierce conversations.
If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all . . . right?
While this advice may work for home life, as Kim Scott has seen first hand, it is a disaster when adopted by managers in the workplace.
Radical Candor is an excellent read for anyone wanting to understand further how to create a culture based on Open & Honest Communication. It is also invaluable to line managers, team leaders, in fact, anyone responsible for getting the best out of other people.
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Radical Candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on the one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It is about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism - delivered to produce better results and help your employees develop their skills and increase success.
Great bosses have a strong relationship with their employees, and Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees: make it personal, get stuff done, and understand why it matters.
Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Drawing on years of first-hand experience, and distilled clearly to give practical advice to the reader, Radical Candor shows you how to be successful while retaining your integrity and humanity. Radical Candor is the perfect handbook for those who are looking to find meaning in their job and create an environment where people love both their work and their colleagues and are motivated to strive to ever greater success.
"Reading Radical Candor will help you build, lead, and inspire teams to do the best work of their lives.'
Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and Option B
Watch this 15-minute video of Kim explaining the key points of Radical Candor taken from Hubspot's Inbound conference in 2016.