Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Malone Scott

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Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity Read Online Free - From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. While this advice may work for everyday life, it is, as Kim Scott has seen, a disaster when adopted by managers.

Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google and then decamped to Apple, where she developed a class on optimal management. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, the “radical candor” method.

Radical candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It’s about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism—delivered to produce better results and help employees achieve.

Great bosses have strong relationships with their employees, and Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees: make it personal, get (sh)it 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. Taken from years of the author’s experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.

Title : Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
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ISBN : 1250103509
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Luke rated it ★★★☆☆

May 31, 2017

As I worked my way through this book I wanted to hate it. It had enough of the grating Silicon Valley meets Ted talk tropes to assume it lacked substance. Name dropping of personal relationships with Larry Page and Sheryl Sandburg? Check. Quoting Steve Jobs and Fred Kofman? Check. Simplistic diag...

Ross rated it ★★★★★

March 26, 2017

Radical Candor is written for managers/bosses, but I'd recommend it for anyone in the workplace. Kim Scott's observations have wide application, and do a great job of prioritizing the need to treat everyone as a human being first-and-foremost. The title (as the cover image suggests) refers to the...

Dean rated it ★★★★★

January 31, 2017

I wish I had a time machine to send this book with a heartfelt “please read” note back in time to myself and to leaders, colleagues, and teams I worked with over the years.  Kim’s book offers an approach, mental models, and a point of view that are useful, practical, and applicable for bosses and...

Bill rated it ★★★★★

March 06, 2017

No time for a full review right now. Suffice it to say "Radical Candor" is one of the best books I've ever read about the science or art of managing people and teams. I started reading because of the radical candor approach to providing praise and criticism, and was amazed how the book covers so...

Irina rated it ★★★★★

May 02, 2017

Great book about management! Some new concepts and some heavily inspired from the Google management culture, which I've been fortunate enough to witness (and be part of for a brief period). The key takeaway for me was learning how to move up on the "challenging directly" scale, while still "caring...

Jaclyn rated it ★★★☆☆

September 01, 2017

Overly-repetitive business books are the hill I'm dying on now, I guess. Per most books in the genre, the best is always saved for last. In this case, the final three chapters are the most valuable and actionable.

Willian rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2017

A book every boss should read. It helps to create a culture of giving and receiving honest feedback and create great teams. It has many truths, you will notice many of them if you're working for a big company. You may not agree with some parts of it depending on how you see work and people but if...

Diego rated it ★★★★☆

August 23, 2017

"Building trust in any relationship takes time because trust is built on a consistent pattern of acting in good faith." Unir um time é algo difícil. A maioria dos gestores que conheço, principalmente os C-Levels, ficam preocupados em estabelecer uma cultura na empresa toda. Mas uma cultura não se...

Courtney rated it ★★★★★

March 18, 2017

Hands down the best business book that I have ever read. It simply validated my thoughts on management and I like when books reaffirm my beliefs. Haha. I truly believe that every boss needs to read this. It's a game changer.

Ethan rated it ★★★★☆

March 05, 2018

Fav quote on feedback: “You need to do that in a way that does not call into question your confidence in their abilities but leaves not too much room for interpretation … and that’s a hard thing to do.” - Jobs

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