Radical Candor

Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Ranked #12 in Business Ethics, Ranked #24 in CEOsee more rankings.

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...

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Daniel Pink Author"Kim Scott has a well-earned reputation as a kick-ass boss and a voice that CEOs take seriously. In this remarkable book, she draws on her extensive experience to provide clear and honest guidance on the fundamentals of leading others: how to give (and receive) feedback, how to make smart decisions, how to keep moving forward, and much more. If you manage people―whether it be 1 person or a 1,000--you need RADICAL CANDOR. Now." (Source)

Christopher Lochhead Question: What five books would you recommend to young people interested in your career path & why? Answer: I know this is sounds self-serving but I’d recommended both of my books, the soon to be released, “Niche Down: How to Become Legendary by Being Different” and Harper Collins’ “instant classic,” “Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets” In addition: The Effective Executive, by Peter Drucker The E-Myth, by Michael Gerber Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott Back from the Dead, by Bill Walton The 22 Immutable... (Source)

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Dux Raymond Sy @magrom I recommend you be radically candid by challenging directly and caring personally - if you haven't, checkout @kimballscott's book #RadicalCandor - tons of great insights https://t.co/TP58vhmi18 (Source)

Nina Simon WORK book 3: Radical Candor. Rec’d by many. 4/5 stars. Several powerful and useful ideas for how to cultivate productive conflict at work, and how to empower employees on diff growth trajectories. Not just for bosses. -1 for sloppy final 1/3, w weird gender politival stuff. https://t.co/FdJ1DhOGK9 (Source)

Vlad Magdalin On a Zoom call with @kimballscott (the author of the awesome book "Radical Candor") along with 100+ folks from the @webflow team, and I don't remember the last time I've been so star-struck by an author that has impacted my life and work so much. So grateful to learn from her. 🤩 (Source)

Satya Patel Recommends this book

Gabriel Weinberg The books I keep coming back to are the ones where I took away lasting mental models. These include [...] Radical Candor. (Source)

Thomas Graziani I am currently reading two business books: Radical Candor by Kim Scott which I expect can help me build better relationships with my colleagues, and Lean Customer Development by Cindy Alvarez which helps me have more open conversations with clients and better define our product roadmap. (Source)

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