Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

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. Sh...

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Title:Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
Author:Kim Malone Scott
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ISBN:1250103509
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages

Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity Reviews

  • KJ Grow
    Mar 05, 2017
    I heard this author speak at a conference and thought her presentation was compelling, especially as I am someone who has a tendency toward the "ruinous empathy" realm and struggles with challenging directly. I read this book right before our annual performance review cycle and ended up having some ...
  • Dean Hachamovitch
    Jan 31, 2017
    I wish I had a time machine to send this book with a heartfelt “please read” note back in time to myself and to leaders, colleagues, and teams I worked with over the years. Kim’s book offers an approach, mental models, and a point of view that are useful, practical, and applicable ...
  • Courtney
    Feb 28, 2017
    Hands down the best business book that I have ever read. It simply validated mythoughts 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....
  • Hilary Scroggie
    Feb 07, 2017
    This book is badass and practical. I liked the first half better than the second, but that is 100% a personal thing in that I find the "how-to" and checklist-y part of business books slow going. But five stars for the first half!...
  • Bill
    Feb 10, 2017
    No time for a full review right now. Suffice it to say "Radical Candor" is one of the best books I've ever read about the science or art of managing people and teams. I started reading because of the radical candor approach to providing praise and criticism, and was amazed how the book covers so man...
  • Meghan
    Apr 01, 2017
    This is one of the first books I've read in a long time that has me talking to *everyone* I know about it. I'm considering buying a copy for everyone in my company, especially my own boss. It's so insightful, and yet so simple it'll leave you wondering why it took you so long to see it so clearly. T...
  • Ross Blocher
    Mar 26, 2017
    Radical Candor is written for managers/bosses, but I'd recommend it for anyone in the workplace. Kim Scott's observations have wide application, and do a great job of prioritizing the need to treat everyone as a human being first-and-foremost. The title (as the cover image suggests) refers to the id...
  • Irina Stanescu
    May 02, 2017
    Great book about management! Some new concepts and some heavily inspired from the Google management culture, which I've been fortunate enough to witness (and be part of for a brief period).The key takeaway for me was learning how to move up on the "challenging directly" scale, while still "caring pe...
  • Amy
    May 29, 2017
    I learned a lot from this book. I added it to my list after seeing her TedTalk, the book is very true to the talk while adding more detail and color to some of her concepts. I really like her grid of Caring Personal and Challenging Directly. It can take a lot of energy and focus to do both so that t...
  • Luke Duncan
    May 31, 2017
    As I worked my way through this book I wanted to hate it. It had enough of the grating Silicon Valley meets Ted talk tropes to assume it lacked substance. Name dropping of personal relationships with Larry Page and Sheryl Sandburg? Check. Quoting Steve Jobs and Fred Kofman? Check. Simplistic diagram...