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Radical Candor


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Be a great leader, but don't be a jerk. This book tells you how

Table of Contents

    • Introduction - i: INTRODUCTION
    • Section - ii: HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
  • Chapter - 1: BUILD RADICALLY CANDID RELATIONSHIPS: Bringing your whole self to work
  • Chapter - 2: GET, GIVE, AND ENCOURAGE GUIDANCE: Creating a culture of open communication
  • Chapter - 3: UNDERSTAND WHAT MOTIVATES EACH PERSON ON YOUR TEAM: Helping people take a step in the direction of their dreams
  • Chapter - 4: DRIVE RESULTS COLLABORATIVELY: Telling people what to do doesn't work
  • Chapter - 5: RELATIONSHIPS: An approach to establishing trust with your direct reports
  • Chapter - 6: GUIDANCE: Ideas for getting/giving/encouraging praise & criticism
  • Chapter - 7: TEAM: Techniques for avoiding boredom and burnout
  • Chapter - 8: RESULTS: Things you can do to get stuff done together-faster
    • Section - iii: GETTING STARTED
    • Acknowledgements - iv: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    • Index - v: INDEX

About the Author

Kim Scott is the founder of Candor Inc. and is a well known CEO coach in Silicon Valley. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that worked at Google leading the AdSense, YouTube and DoubleClick teams. Earlier in her career she was co-founder and CEO of a software start-up, managed a paediatric clinic in war-torn Kosovo and built a diamond cutting factory in Russia. She now runs radicalcandor.com


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 kickass 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 the New York Times bestseller Drive
I raced through Radical Candor - it's 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 Scott's own experiences at places like Apple, Google, and various start-ups. Indispensable. -- Gretchen Rubin, author of the New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project

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