The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Using Radical Candor - avoiding the perils of Obnoxious Aggression, Manipulative Insincerity, and Ruinous Empathy - you can be kind and clear at the same time. Kim Scott was a highly successful leader at Google before decamping to Apple, where she developed and taught a management class. Since the original publication of Radical Candor in 2017, Scott has earned international fame with her vital approach to effective leadership and co-founded the Radical Candor executive education company, which helps companies put the book's philosophy into practice. Radical Candor is about caring personally and challenging directly, about soliciting criticism to improve your leadership and also providing guidance that helps others grow. It focuses on praise but doesn't shy away from criticism - to help you love your work and the people you work with. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities: Create a culture of Compassionate Candor. Build a cohesive team. Achieve results collaboratively. Required listening for the most successful organizations, Radical Candor has raised the bar for management practices worldwide.
Communication can truly make or break a team's success. What is the communication culture on your team, or within the company you work for as a whole? Do your direct reports feel comfortable giving and receiving feedback? Do you feel comfortable giving your boss or supervisor feedback? It's imperative that feedback goes both ways in order for expectations and understanding to be clear. Being radically candid means caring for the individuals on your team, knowing what motivates them, and understanding what they want out of their job. Throughout this book, you will be given all the tools and information you need to create a radically candid culture for your team, and the gateways of communication and understanding this will open will pay you back tenfold.