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Radical Candor : Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
by Kim Scott


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250103505
  • ISBN-10: 1250103509
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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Books > Business & Economics > Management - General
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-01-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

Unfailing discretion and courtesy may get you far at a dinner party but will sink you as a manager, argues Scott, a cofounder of management consulting firm Candor, Inc. and a CEO coach in Silicon Valley. After six years at Google working for her business school buddy Sheryl Sandberg, she learned that relationships are the major building blocks of a career, and that only honestypainfully candid honesty, if necessarycan lay solid foundations for good manager/employee relationships. The book aims to help bosses manage their emotions while helping failing employees (a difficult task for even the most experienced manager) and walks them through building radically candid relationships with direct reports. Radical candor lies in a place where caring about employees meets the willingness to challenge them directly. Scott walks readers through understanding the motivation of subordinates, making tough decisions, establishing rapport, and helping employees avoid boredom and burnout. She also runs through a list of strategies for building solid working relationships. Informational and clear, this is necessary reading for anyone whos having trouble coming to terms with an underperforming workforce. (Mar.)

 
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