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  • Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition

  • Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
  • Written by: Kim Scott
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (126 ratings)

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Written by: Kim Scott
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Publisher's Summary

Featuring a new preface, afterword, and Radically Candid performance-review bonus chapter, the fully revised and updated edition of Radical Candor is packed with even more guidance to help you improve your relationships at work.

Radical Candor has been embraced around the world by leaders of every stripe at companies of all sizes. Now a cultural touchstone, the concept has come to be applied to a wide range of human relationships.

The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Using Radical Candor - avoiding the perils of Obnoxious Aggression, Manipulative Insincerity, and Ruinous Empathy - you can be kind and clear at the same time.

Kim Scott was a highly successful leader at Google before decamping to Apple, where she developed and taught a management class. Since the original publication of Radical Candor in 2017, Scott has earned international fame with her vital approach to effective leadership and co-founded the Radical Candor executive education company, which helps companies put the book's philosophy into practice.

Radical Candor is about caring personally and challenging directly, about soliciting criticism to improve your leadership and also providing guidance that helps others grow. It focuses on praise but doesn't shy away from criticism - to help you love your work and the people you work with.   

Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities:

  1. Create a culture of Compassionate Candor.
  2. Build a cohesive team.
  3. Achieve results collaboratively. 

Required listening for the most successful organizations, Radical Candor has raised the bar for management practices worldwide.

©2019 Kim Scott (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Too long!

Great business book but it should have been shorter for better quality. Too much fluff, too repetitive.

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Best Business Book of 2017-2020!



Full STOP!! An essential read for every Manager, Executive and Board Director. Then put it into practice.

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this book resonated with me

I struggle with constructive feedback and this book gave some practical tools I feel I can use to put into practice to improve this area for me.

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Very Structured with good ideas

This book is more like a recipe book for a style of management, with lots of details.
interesting in general.
more practical than deep concepts.

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Difficult to finish

This book really could have used some editing. I feel like all the points and anecdotes were repeated over and over. The whole thing could have been said in 3 hours instead of 12.

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Best book for kiss ass bosses, ever!

Kim did a fantastic job describing the ins and outs of the key pain point of managers, not only that, she provides outstanding recommendations on how to address each situation with care and efficiency. I am recommending this book for everyone in my team and company. There are good highlights of the book you can google, but the book is just a must read for everyone that has accountability for other people’s growth.

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Should have left the bonus chapter out.

The book has some valuable commentary. I do not feel the bonus chapter was necessary or cohesive with the message of the book. It felt thrown in there. Getting on the "woke" bandwagon undermines much of the value of the previous message.

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