Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
A revised edition of Kim Scott's perennial bestseller that created a cultural revolution and took workplaces worldwide by storm.
Radical Candor is back with an all new foreword, afterword, FAQ, and radically candid performance review.
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. When you become a manage
But as much as I wanted to hate the book, it actually has solid substance. I've seen many of the practices discussed in the book used in person ...more
1. Radical candor = Care personally + challenge directly
2. Care personally starts with career discussions and good 1:1s
3. Challenge directly starts with asking for and taking criticism well yourself
4. Listen -> Clarify -> Debate -> Decide -> Persuade -> Learn, in that order
Here are my notes about this book:
* At apple, we hire people to tell us what to do, not the other way around ...more
Kim’s book offers an approach, mental models, and a point of view that are useful, practical, and applicable for bosses and teams. (Typically I’d say leaders or managers; I’m reflecting her language here out of respect.)
Her writing and approach demonstrate strong awareness of the challenges inherent in this topic: the range o ...more
I found this inconsistency puz ...more
The key takeaway for me was learning how to move up on the "challenging directly" scale, while still "caring personally". Give people both praise and criticism as often as possible, don't wait for a perf cycle to come, and don't wait for them to ask for feedback. Same thing applies for asking for feedback. The ...more
Highly recommended!!! ...more
As an audiobook, I think a professional narrator might have been better.
I get that Kim does a lot of public speaking, but there is something about her voice that just came across as whiny throughout the book. Even knowing the content first-hand, it sounded like a reading.
The book started of pretty well, and the concept of radical candor getting explained was intriguing.
But from about half way it becomes a bit of a drag. Repeating things and steeri ...more
A boss is a boss, a manager is a manager, and while it's true no one wants to work fo ...more
In addition to the grand strategy of “challenge directly and care personally” the specific tactics Kim Scott offered made a lot of sense and in the months after finishing the book I’ve tried many of them with mild to great success.
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. ...more
One of the things that I liked the most about it was that I really like hearing from people who have worked hard in practical jobs. Too much of our conversation and impression about modern life is driven by precisely the people who know the least about it: academics and creatives. Academics work h ...more
I should have read this book a long time ago. I was happy to find I was doing some of the things, but there were so many more I haven't considered or appreciated in importance. I will be rereading it soon.
The idea is simple – first, you should care personally about the people that report for you, but second, and as important, you should challenge them directly. You're not doing anybody a favour by not telling them when they do ...more
Kim provides a vulnerable, honest and utterly refreshing view of management and the lessons she has learnt along the way. Newl ...more
Kim Scott has had an interesting career, working for several different high profile companies, so it's interesting to hear her perspective ...more
- It's basically a collection of stories glorifying some big Silicon Valley names. My impression was she lifted up all those she's coached or those who've been good to her and provided her with career opportunities/pathways. The white friends club is real:
a. Sheryl Sandberg is the greatest boss of all time
b. Steve Jobs was the best at radical candor even though it's old news that many thought he was obnoxiously aggressive per the book's parlance
c. Dick Co ...more
The book starts with a correction: instead of Radical Candor now she prefers Compasionate Candor.
- “boss” evokes injustice, “manager” sounds bureaucratic, “leade ...more
One thing I particular ...more
I didn't love everything about this book, but now that I'm done with the library copy I'm ordering one for myself. So that's an automatic five stars. ...more
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Prior to founding Candor, Inc., Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other Silicon Valley companies. She was ...more