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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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Truth To Power

Radical Candor: Feeling Safe to Speak Truth to Power

One of the main ways to build a Radically Candid culture is by creating an environment where people feel comfortable speaking truth to power. This kind of culture can only be achieved when managers understand that it is authentic relationships and not power that drive them forward. Unfortunately, finding a job that fosters this kind of culture can feel akin to finding a unicorn. However, companies that do encourage people to speak truth to power build trust between employees, no…

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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

Direct Reports and Radical Candor: 5 Tips for Giving Guidance and Feedback

This article about practicing Radical Candor with direct reports originally appeared on Deliberate Directions. Your relationships and your responsibilities at work reinforce each other positively or negatively, and this dynamic is what drives you forward as a manager—or leaves you dead in the water. What’s more, your relationships with your direct reports affect the relationships they have with their direct reports, and your team’s overall culture. Like it or not, your ability to build trusting, human connections with the people…

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Truth To Power

Why You Can’t Skimp On Radically Candid Performance Development Conversations

This post on performance development originally appeared on Bonusly, a company building tools to help people feel a sense of purpose and progress at work. Most everyone has had a boss who failed at performance development⁠—helping people on their team grow and move forward in their careers. In fact, before I developed the Radical Candor framework, Caring Personally while also Challenging Directly, I was this boss. I had an employee I’ll call Bob. Despite having a stellar resume, Bob was…

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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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