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Radical Candor
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity | Kim Scott
Now a New York Times bestseller "I raced through Radical Candor--Its thrilling to learn a framework that shows how to be both a better boss and a better colleague. Radical Candor is packed with illuminating truths, insightful advice, and practical suggestions, all illustrated with engaging (and often funny) stories from Kim Scotts own experiences at places like Apple, Google, and various start-ups. Indispensable." Gretchen Rubin author of New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project "Reading Radical Candor will help you build, lead, and inspire teams to do the best work of their lives. Kim Scott's insights--based on her experience, keen observational intelligence and analysis--will help you be a better leader and create a more effective organization." Sheryl Sandberg author of the New York Times bestseller Lean In "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." Daniel Pink author of New York Times bestseller Drive From the time we learn to speak, were told that if you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all. When you become a manager, its your job to say it--and your obligation. Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she developed a class on how to be a good boss. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, Radical Candor. Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. When you challenge without caring its obnoxious aggression; when you care without challenging its ruinous empathy. When you do neither its manipulative insincerity. This simple framework can help you build better relationships at work, and fulfill your three key responsibilities as a leader: creating a culture of feedback (praise and criticism), building a cohesive team, and achieving results youre all proud of. Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the authors experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.
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Antonsigurdur
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A must read for any leader. I was galvanized by each chapter and every paragraph. Im a huge fan of this book and will most definitely read again after putting real thought and action into some of the initiatives

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janerzy
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New read!

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luv2read1977
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When you are reading a book and you come across an acronym you use all the time...GSD.

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RosieBoo65
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As a manager, I want to be someone who manages the whole person, not just the work portion of a person. This book talks about how to maintain humanity in the workplace where often people are looked at as just a number. The author cites stories from her own work life and gives practical advice on how to apply principles and tactics in the workplace to achieve radical candor. Honesty and compassion. Sometimes not two things that go hand in hand.

CouronneDhiver I know a boss who could use this... 😂 9mo
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ElectricKatyLand
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The basic premise of being a better manager by providing frequent, consistent, genuine feedback is good. The book felt like it could have been better as a Ted Talk, and the name dropping was slightly irritating to me.

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derr.liz
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Care personally. Challenge directly. #commuteread
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Started reading after hearing Kim's compelling keynote at #cornerstoneconvergence conference

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Jeanne_S
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Interesting.

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lennearb
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Good book for managers.

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Bookchipmunk
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Weekend TBR: I'm going to finally finish Thinking Fast and Slow which is excellent but very very dense. The bottom two books are my book haul from this week. My friends and family know I put myself on a book buying ban so they are giving me books! Winnie has her favorite carrot 🐶 Aloha Friday Littens 🌺🌅

RealLifeReading 😍😍 2y
JoeStalksBeck Awww omg! Too sweet . I want to cuddle that baby 2y
britt_brooke Winnie 💚💚💚 2y
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BooksForEmpathy
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First meal home had to include kale. And some fries.

My partner received this book for Christmas and I was so excited because Book Riot talks about it all the time. I am feeling like something empowering and self-help-y so this might be just the ticket! I‘m not a “boss” but I do work with the staff at schools and kids all day, so maybe it will be applicable? Have YOU read it!?

Beckys_Books This sound good and right in line with today's trending management style. 2y
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Ingridelaine82
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I really enjoyed this audiobook. My only reservation was that the author‘s voice was a bit irritating, but with the stories, ended up feeling very right for the content. Dealing with people and managing how to give feedback is really in depth. I‘ll likely re-listen to it again because I could definitely use the information.

janerzy I just picked this book up! 6mo
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HollyB3
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I won these in a giveaway today! Woohoo. Totally unexpected and awesome! 🎉 Any recommendations on which to read first?!

RadicalReader @HollyB3 Never knew that Joe Hill was Stephen King‘s son!!!! Mind blowing glad to have two horror thriller authors to enjoy content from 2y
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starrdom
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Itching to read this one and learn a few things #giveawaysix @Liberty

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Kelly
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Orange cover bonanza for #riotgrams.

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Julsmarshall
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Finally finished this on audio. Management books always take me forever to get through but slow and steady wins the race, right? Great work book, lots of good ideas and some I'll put into practice.

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Stylishbooknerd
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The key, as in any relationship, is how you handle the anger. When what you say hurts, acknowledge he other person's pain. Don't pretend it doesn't hurt or say it "shouldn't" hurt--just show that you care. Eliminate the phrase "don't take it personally" from your vocabulary--it's insulting.

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Stylishbooknerd
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"Covering for people is sometimes necessary for a short period of time--say, if somebody is going through a crisis. But when it goes on for too long it starts to take a toll. People whose work had been exceptional started to get sloppy."

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CKtheLibrarian
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⭐️ I tried to give this 2 stars but it's too awful. I lost count how many times the author inserted smiley faces in the text. I mean--I do that in text messages and sometimes in an email--but I'd never put it in my book. The content is nothing new. I was not enlightened at all. Sometimes I even disagreed with the management style. In the Acknowledgments she even misspelled Gretchen Rubin's last name (Ruben), who wrote a blurb on the back cover.

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balletbookworm
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There's a lot to think about in this book. Personally, I fail at the Care Personally bit (I'm really good at the "tell people exactly what you think bit"). I'm not a manager but I think that anyone in any sort of job could benefit from reading this since we all have places in the pecking order, regardless of direct reporting. I think once this comes out in paperback I'll probably pick up a copy to re-read/scribble in (this read was on audio).

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pocketmermaid
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An emoji! An emoji in a business management book! :)

398.2 lol I don't know what to think of that. Part of me that's funny and the other part thinks that's sad. 2y
pocketmermaid @398.2 I am mostly amused. And I'm wondering what it looks like in the print copy. Is it an old-fashioned emoji or an emoji 2.0 with an actual circle face? Anyway, regardless of the emoji, I am enjoying the book and am learning a lot! 2y
eekabook Okay but for real, no one who takes parking spaces like that will give a crap no matter how polite you are to them. This book is just encouraging you to confront an asshole??? 2y
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pocketmermaid @eekabook No, no. It's meant as a humorous/everyday/hyperbolic example to illustrate how managers should properly give feedback to their employees. She's not really suggesting you engage with a parking-spot stealer. 2y
eekabook @pocketmermaid aaaaah okay! ? I was just like "but that's putting yourself on the fast track to get beat up!" ? 2y
pocketmermaid @eekabook Definitely! I realize now that out of context that passage seems really bizarre! 2y
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Julsmarshall
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Interesting! So far, a great listen on my commute.

CherylDeFranceschi I've seen her speak. She was very compelling. 3y
Bookchipmunk This is sitting in my cart and has been taunting me! (edited) 3y
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ashleyv
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As a person being in a relatively new managerial role, this book was extremely helpful to me! It really should be required reading for any and all leaders of people. It has made me take a hard look at myself and seriously consider where my strengths and weaknesses as a leader lie, as well as how I can help my team members develop in ways that are meaningful to them as well as to the company. Very compelling stuff!

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Noah
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Basically, Scott describes Radical Candor as a management style and culture that values the combination of challenging directly and caring personally. One thing I love about this book is that it draws on examples from famous companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook. I really enjoyed the anecdotal stories that Scott shares in this book as they are extremely relevant and add to the credibility of her message.

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Kelly
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Some light afternoon reading. Heh.

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