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Notes from Book on Radical Candor

Radical Candor : Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Much of it was a review for me; however, it contained many great pointers and spawned several ideas. Here are some of my notes and key excerpts: My summary of Radical Candor is that it is primarily about having a balanced approach to giving feedback. Feedback should be compassionate (because you genuinely care about the person) while also challenging the person directly and respectfully.     When giving feedback, it is common knowledge that it is crucial to describe the situation, behavior, and feedback. It is not as well known that the same aspects are essential when giving praise. It is important to remember that during 1:1's, the agenda should be (primarily) your direct report's agenda, not yours. Don't make an offer if you're not dying to hire someone. Listen with the intent to understand, not to reply. Rick Hanson: "The brain is like Velcro for negativ