Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean

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Pan Macmillan, 2017 M03 28 - 320 pages
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 employees develop their skills and boundaries of success.Great bosses have a strong relationship with their employees, and Kim Scott Malone 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 actionable lessons to the reader, Radical Candor shows 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 both love their work, their colleagues and are motivated to strive to ever greater success.

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About the author (2017)

Kim Scott Malone is the founder of Candor Inc. and is a well known CEO coach in Silicon Valley. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that worked at Google leading the AdSense, YouTube and DoubleClick teams. Earlier in her career she was co-founder and CEO of a software start-up, managed a paediatric clinic in war-torn Kosovo and built a diamond cutting factory in Russia. She now runs radicalcandor.com

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