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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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Performance Development

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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‘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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Radical Candor is Partnering With ilume to Transform Relationships at Work in Australia and New Zealand

From best-selling book to boots on the ground, over the past few years, we at Radical Candor have delivered workshops and keynotes to companies around the world. By providing teams with a shared vocabulary to help them succeed, Radical Candor is transforming the relationships people have at work. Now, Radical Candor is partnering with leadership coaching experts ilume to bring the concepts of caring personally and challenging directly to Australia and New Zealand. “Because Radical Candor is on a mission to ‘rid the world…

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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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Rather Than a Micromanager or Absentee Manager, Be a Thought Partner

We call managers who have low, almost non-existent involvement in their team’s work absentee managers. Those with extremely (maybe excruciatingly) close involvement are micromanagers. And in between those are the thought partners, the ones who empower, enable and encourage their teams to do the best work of their lives. How can you determine where you fall on this spectrum so you can learn how to move in the right direction instead of being a micromanager or an absentee manager? To help you figure out when you’re…

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There’s No Such Thing as a B Player; There Is the Wrong Person In the Wrong Job

Everyone can be excellent at something. That’s very different from saying anyone can be good at anything—definitely not true. Sadly, lots of people never find work they are truly excellent at because they stay in the wrong job too long. Bosses keep this kind of employee on for several reasons: they’re not sure they can find someone better; it takes time and effort to train new people; and they like the person and feel it would be unfair to encourage them to find…

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