The skills to focus on building might surprise you.
In management it can be difficult to know where the lines are between too much and too little of any particular quality. When management becomes micromanagement, when easy going becomes disconnected. One of the author’s first examples of her own prior inexperience is described as complaining to her mentor about having listened to her people’s personal stories of grief and triumph through the day only to find herself emotionally exhausted and unable to focus on what she believed was “real work.” Scott felt like she was babysitting instead of leading. Her mentor told her the following, which changed her perspective entirely:
“This is not babysitting. It’s called management and it is your job.”— Leslie Koch, quoted in Radical Candor
Philosophy in Chapters:
The first half of the book is broken up into four cores philosophical tenants covered in one chapter each.
The second half of the book goes on to offer tips and techniques for achieving each philosophical point explained in the first half. The combination of both the “why” and the “how” is what makes Radical Candor such a powerful learning tool.
“Relationships, not power, drive you forward.”— Kim Scott
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