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Update on Radical Candor Dilemma #1

The reader who wanted advice on Being Radically Candid With a New Team that's Demotivated wrote in with an update, which I thought was worth sharing. Here it is: I’ve had about half of the conversations, and I feel like they are going well.  I’m definitely getting some nuggets that I would have never thought of before. Here are a couple of examples: When they were hired, they were very under the radar, but as they became more and more successful,…

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What to do when you’re being Radically Candid but everybody thinks you’re a jerk…

Dozens of people have asked me some version of this question over the past few days. Here are some ideas… Remember, you may be wrong. Make sure that when you criticize people you aren’t giving them the impression you’re 100% sure you’re right. Remember, a challenge is an invitation to fight back. You are saying what you think, so that they can either correct your thinking, or you can correct theirs. And if you are wrong, cop to it loudly,…

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