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

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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 . If you're not dying to hire someone, don't make an offer. It is important to remember that during 1:1's, the agenda should be (primarily) your direct report's agenda, not yours. Listen with the intent to understand, not to reply. Rick Hanson: "The brain is like Velcro fo