Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Version: Abridged
Author: Kim Scott
Narrator: Kim Scott
Genres: Management & Leadership
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: March 2017
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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This program is read by the author.

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 aggressive on one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It s about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism delivered to produce better results and help employees achieve.

Great bosses have strong relationships with their employees, and Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees: make it personal, get (sh)it done, and understand why it matters.

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 author s experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the listener; 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Scott, Kim

Kim Scott is a descendant of the Wirlomin Noongar people. He was the first Indigenous author to win the Miles Frankling Award, for Benang, and his most recent novel, That Deadman Dance, won the 2011 Miles Franklin Award, the South-east Asia and Pacific Commonwealth Writers Prize, The ALS Gold Medal, the Victorian Premiers prizes for literature and fiction and the 2010 Western Australian Premiers Award for Fiction.