Radical Candor
A review of

Radical Candor

Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Be Human

by David Meyer

Multifaceted best-selling author and executive coach Kim Scott offers a detailed manual for leaders who want to establish functional emotional connections with their employees.

Executive coach Kim Scott, co-founder and CEO of Candor Inc., previously headed teams at Google, taught at Apple University, co-founded Juice Software, and was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter and other tech firms. She also, incongruously, authored the best-selling novel, Virtual Love.

In Radical Candor, Scott describes how she vowed not to make the same mistakes that an aggressive, demeaning boss made with her. She admits that as a new leader she didn’t know how to speak candidly to employees when their work wasn’t up to par and still foster a positive workforce culture. Her learning curve toward a gentle candor serves as the bedrock lesson of her book.

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