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Management consultant Kim Scott presents a delightfully candid talk on how to deliver feedback in order to nurture employees. By sharing her personal management missteps and other anecdotes, Scott offers fresh, witty and useful guidance that is applicable to neophyte and veteran leaders alike. getAbstract recommends Scott’s wisdom to human resources personnel and to managers at all levels of the corporate hierarchy.

About the Speaker

Kim Scott is an author, entrepreneur and management consultant.

 

Summary

Praise and criticism are the building blocks of guidance, a manager’s primary duty. Good bosses not only give guidance but solicit it for themselves and encourage it among their employees. The best guidance occurs through “radical candor” – the ability to offer frank criticism without creating an adversarial relationship. Management consultant Kim Scott experienced radical candor when her boss pulled her aside after she had delivered a presentation and informed her that her speech was littered with “ums,” which made her “sound stupid.” Scott appreciated this blunt but constructive feedback.

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    T. J. 1 month ago
    Good!
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    S. J. 1 month ago
    Good Learning
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    S. K. 1 month ago
    Great Learning
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    H. M. 1 month ago
    Nice approach....very informative
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    K. K. 1 month ago
    Praise & criticism are building blocks of Guidance.
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    K. N. 1 month ago
    Good Guidance shows the Quality of a Boss
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    P. P. 1 month ago
    Good One!
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    S. B. 1 month ago
    Very great learning on giving guidance approach
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    A. R. 1 month ago
    A blunt and nice way to prepare a "good boss ". Enjoyed reading. Thanks,.
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    V. S. 1 month ago
    Very practical Approach..How to care Personally and Challenge Directly
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    D. C. 1 month ago
    very useful content and informative
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    K. P. 1 month ago
    Nice approach....very informative
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    U. M. 1 month ago
    Very practical approach to offer feedback frankly without creating adversarial relationship as well as taking care of all emotions also....
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    R. S. 1 month ago
    This will improve our ability to give feedback
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    K. A. 1 month ago
    Practical Approach to adapt.
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    P. P. 1 month ago
    Very Useful and and practical content
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    S. S. 1 month ago
    Its really helpful & will improve our ability to provide feedbacks in the best productive way.
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    S. B. 1 month ago
    Candor feedbacks to my understanding should be done considering Time, Place & Emotions with proper homework
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    H. S. 1 month ago
    Very useful
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    A. B. 2 months ago
    Practical content
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    B. S. 2 months ago
    Good Insights