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“Make sure that you are seeing each person on your team with fresh eyes every day. People evolve, and so your relationships must evolve with them. Care personally; don’t put people in boxes and leave them there.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“A good rule of thumb for any relationship is to leave three unimportant things unsaid each day.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Jobs articulated this approach more gently in an interview with Terry Gross: “At Apple we hire people to tell us what to do, not the other way around.” And”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“The essence of leadership is not getting overwhelmed by circumstances.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“When bosses are too invested in everyone getting along they also fail to encourage the people on their team to criticize one another other for fear of sowing discord. They create the kind of work environment where being "nice" is prioritized at the expense of critiquing and therefore improving actual performance.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“You may be worried about earning their respect, and that’s natural. Unfortunately, though, being overly focused on respect can backfire because it’ll make you feel extra defensive when criticized. If, on the other hand, you can listen to the criticism and react well to it, both trust and respect will follow.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Randy Nelson, the dean of Pixar University and a faculty member at Apple University, captured this when he said of Steve Jobs, “He’s a lion. If he roars at you, you’d better roar back just as loudly—but only if you really are a lion, too. Otherwise he’ll eat you for lunch.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Georgia O’Keeffe said, “It is only by selection, by elimination, and by emphasis that we get at the real meaning of things.” Choosing what to select, what to eliminate, and what to emphasize depends not only on the idea but on the audience.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Richard Tedlow’s biography of Andy Grove, Intel’s legendary CEO, asserts that management and leadership are like forehand and backhand. You have to be good at both to win.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Those who find work they can continue to love for five or ten or thirty years, even if it doesn’t lead to some sort of advancement, are damn lucky. And their teams and their bosses are lucky to have them. Kick-ass bosses never judge people doing great work as having “capped out.” Instead, they treat them with the honor that they are due and retain the individuals who will keep their team stable, cohesive, and productive.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“At Apple, as at Google, a boss’s ability to achieve results had a lot more to do with listening and seeking to understand than it did with telling people what to do; more to do with debating than directing; more to do with pushing people to decide than with being the decider; more to do with persuading than with giving orders; more to do with learning than with knowing.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Here’s what I need to do to stay centered: sleep eight hours, exercise for forty-five minutes, and have both breakfast and dinner with my family. If I skip one or two of those things for a day or two, it’s OK. But that’s the routine. Also, every so often I need to read a novel (ideally one a week), go away for a romantic weekend with my husband (ideally four times a year), and take a two-week vacation with siblings and parents (once a year). If I can manage to do those things, I can usually stay centered no matter what storms are raging around me.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“I used to keep a box of tissues in my office in case of tears. Then a person I worked with made a habit of coming into my office and crying every Friday afternoon. This”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Sometimes, the greatest gift you can give your team is to let them go home.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Probably the most important thing you can do to build trust is to spend a little time alone with each of your direct reports on a regular basis.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“The way you ask for criticism and react when you get it goes a long way toward building trust—or destroying it.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“The best way to keep superstars happy is to challenge them and make sure they are constantly learning.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“It’s brutally hard to tell people when they are screwing up. You don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings; that’s because you’re not a sadist. You don’t want that person or the rest of the team to think you’re a jerk. Plus, you’ve been told since you learned to talk, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Now all of a sudden it’s your job to say it. You’ve got to undo a lifetime of training. Management is hard.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“feedback is personal for the person receiving it. Most of us pour more time and energy into our work than anything else in our lives. Work is a part of who we are, and so it is personal.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“That’s why it’s crucial to remind people that an important part of Radically Candid relationships is opening yourself to the possibility of connecting with people who have different worldviews or whose lives involve behavior that you don’t understand or that may even conflict with a core belief of yours. It’s possible to care personally about a person who disagrees with your views on abortion or guns or God. The”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“RELATIONSHIPS, NOT POWER, DRIVE YOU FORWARD”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“The fastest path to artificial relationships at work, and to the gravitational pull of organizational mediocrity, is to insist that everyone have the same worldview before building relationships with them. A”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Nevertheless, these relationships are core to your job. They determine whether you can fulfill your three responsibilities as a manager: 1) to create a culture of guidance (praise and criticism) that will keep everyone moving in the right direction; 2) to understand what motivates each person on your team well enough to avoid burnout or boredom and keep the team cohesive; and 3) to drive results collaboratively.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Some professionals say you need to have a praise-to-criticism ratio of 3:1, 5:1, or even 7:1. Others advocate the “feedback sandwich”—opening and closing with praise, sticking some criticism in between. I think venture capitalist Ben Horowitz got it right when he called this approach the “shit sandwich.” Horowitz suggests that such a technique might work with less-experienced people, but I’ve found the average child sees through it just as clearly as an executive does.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Bring your whole self to work.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“author Mike Robbins devoted a TEDx talk to it in 2016, and Stewart Butterfield, Slack’s CEO, has made it a priority for his company.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“In Managing at Apple, we often played a video of Steve explaining his approach to giving criticism. He captured something very important: “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.” He”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“You already know how to be Radically Candid because you know how to care personally and to challenge directly.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
“Lack of interest in managing is not the same thing as being on a gradual growth trajectory, just as interest in managing is not the same thing as being on a steep growth trajectory. Management and growth should not be conflated.”
Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

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