Why Feedback Fails

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Why feedback fails

Lack of Radical Candor Leads to Low Performing Teams

Why feedback fails


One of the reasons feedback fails occur is because a majority of people don’t put into practice an important part of a successful feedback formula, the Radical Candor order of operations — don’t dish it out before you prove you can take it! In other words, you need to solicit feedback before giving it, especially if you’re the boss. As the boss, people are more likely to tell you what they think you want to hear versus what they actually think. This is why you have to lay down your power and convince them otherwise.

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Why feedback fails


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Luckily, feedback fails don’t have to persist. Sign up for our self-paced e-course and get a year-long license so you can work at your own pace. Enter promo code FEEDBACK at checkout to save 10%. In addition to programs based around The Feedback Loop, you can also book interactive keynotes and workshops, start a roll-your-own virtual book club, and get a free comprehensive Radical Candor e-guide.


 An executive education company based on Kim Scott’s best-selling book, Radical Candor helps teams become happier and more productive through keynotes, workshops, virtual reality coaching, and a one-of-a-kind workplace comedy training series, The Feedback Loop. Subscribe to our newsletter to get Radical Candor in your inbox. Story by Kim Scott, Brandi Neal and Amy Sandler.

  • Originally published at https://www.hrdive.com on February 1, 2021.

*This post was updated April 14, 2022


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