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Challenging Conversations

The Biggest Reason We Run from Challenging Conversations

In order to build Radically Candid relationships, it's important that you don't try to prevent, control or manage other people’s emotions. Instead, acknowledge the emotions, react compassionately and try to master your reactions to other people’s emotions versus the emotions themselves. This is especially important when you're engaging in challenging conversations. In this guest blog post, Radical Candor Coach Farrah Mitra explains why challenging conversations are difficult and how caring personally and challenging directly can help you master them by…

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Improvising Radical Candor

Lights! Camera! Feedback! Second City Works and Radical Candor Get Guidance from Strategic Partners on ‘Improvising Radical Candor,’ a Workplace Comedy-Based Online Learning Program

Second City Works and Radical Candor bring together learning and development leaders from some of the world’s top organizations to exchange ideas, gather insights and share laughs at a Launch Partner Summit for Improvising Radical Candor, a workplace comedy online learning program available in early 2020. In advance of the release of Improvising Radical Candor’s comedy-based online learning program, Radical Candor and Second City Works invited early adopters to an exclusive Launch Partner Summit on Nov. 7, 2019 at world-famous…

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Tapping the Potential of Each Team Member is the Best Way to Retain Talent

Guest post about tapping the potential of each team member by Allie Cooper From taking the time to have career conversations to delegating responsibility, a great leader is one who lifts their team members up, allowing them to grow and push their boundaries. Tapping into the potential of each team member means understanding their strengths, long-term ambitions and professional needs. While this might seem like common sense, a lot of bosses neglect to personally invest in their team members, which…

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Human Resources

Human Resource Management – Quick Tips & Tricks From peopleHum

Guest post about human resource management from HR experts at peopleHum, the Future of Work people platform.  Human resource management is about more than solving internal disputes, presenting an attractive work culture in front of potential candidates and managing legal affairs. Human resource management is about people. It is about ensuring employee engagement, conducting fair company-wide practices and maintaining the overall health of the organization. An HR manager is responsible for all these individual functions. Therefore, an HR manager should…

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Direct Reports Radical Candor

How To Have Radically Candid Career Conversations Like a Boss

In order to build a successful team, you need to truly understand each person’s long-term ambitions and how their current circumstances fit into their life and career goals. You can only achieve this is by getting to know each member of your immediate team personally. Helping each person on your team grow in the direction of their dreams is part of being a kick-ass boss, and it's the key to successful growth management. This is why you can't skip having…

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Improvising Radical Candor

‘Improvising Radical Candor: Digital’ Offers A Fun and Fresh Approach to Professional Development

As part of our partnership with Second City Works, we're excited to announce Improvising Radical Candor: Digital, a suite of digital videos and support materials that will offer a scalable way for organizations to implement Radical Candor’s proven feedback framework.  Available in early 2020, our digital content will serve as a learning extension to our in-person workshops designed to create candid, talent-retaining company cultures. Improvising Radical Candor's playful, interactive approach encourages teams to Care Personally, Challenge Directly + Practice Playfully to…

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Radical Candor Guest Blog Guidelines 

  Radical Candor Guest Blog Guidelines  Radical Candor welcomes guest blogs from thought leaders and subject-matter experts, as well as from people who have personal experience with Radical Candor. Examples include: practicing Radical Candor in professional or personal relationships; guidance and feedback stories; implementing it on your team; starting a Radical Candor book club, etc.  See an example >> If you meet the above requirements, please send a complete pitch of your idea to brandi@radicalcandor.com, including examples of what you’ll…

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‘Improvising Radical Candor,’ Presented By Radical Candor and Second City Works, Takes You From Haha to Aha

After leading hundreds of workshops with teams from around the world, we’ve found that the best way to get better at Radical Candor is to practice it. Because while Radical Candor is a simple idea, it’s not so easy for most of us humans to implement it in our everyday lives. We’ve found that one of the best ways to practice the principles of Radical Candor is through improvisation. And we're excited to announce Improvising Radical Candor, a new partnership…

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Feedback Is Crucial To Success In School Systems

By Amy Yamner Jenkins | Chief Operating Officer | Education Elements, Inc. I remember the day quite clearly: the door to my portable classroom opened and my principal walked in. My heart skipped a beat — it was my first year teaching and the first time any school leader had come into my room. I was immediately worried about the clipboard in her hand and the uncapped pen. I was convinced that whatever I was doing would be wrong, that the moment would be…

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The Star Intern: A Mentor’s Radical Candor Journey

We recently heard from Dimitar Simeonov, who shared his story about reading Radical Candor while managing an intern when he was working at Twitter as a senior data scientist. While Dimitar's no longer at Twitter, at the time he had been there for four years and was responsible for the intern’s technical mentorship. Thanks for sharing the learning and the love, Dimitar! *** Two weeks in as an intern mentor, I had a dilemma. My intern was performing with the cadence and…

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