To be really great at feedback you have to get it, give it, and encourage…
We often hear from fans of Radical Candor:
“Gosh, I wish my boss would read this!”
“How can I tell my boss about Radical Candor without implying I think she’s bad at it?”
We’ve said before that it can be risky to Challenge your boss Directly, even when you show you Care Personally. We’ve shared some tips on our podcast for giving feedback to your boss, but it’s definitely a tricky situation. Not everyone feels comfortable starting out this conversation, especially if the boss hasn’t been particularly open to feedback.
Buy Radical Candor for your boss
We’re here to help! We’ve set up a new site with our friends at BookPal to help you give the gift of Radical Candor. At sendyourbossabook.com, you can purchase a copy of Radical Candor, and we’ll take care of sending it directly to your boss. If you feel comfortable sending it openly, we’ll let them know it’s from you, but if not, we’ll send it anonymously!
What your boss will get
When you buy a copy of Radical Candor from sendyourbossabook.com, we’ll send:
- A signed copy of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
- A letter from Kim Scott to your boss
- A reading guide to help your boss and to provide ideas for rolling out Radical Candor to your whole team
Wait, doesn’t it seem counter-Radical Candor to send the book anonymously?
It’s a fair point that sending the book anonymously could seem passive aggressive — you’re not Challenging Directly. But you are showing that you care by doing something to try to help your boss. And if you’re familiar with the book, you’ll know about Kim’s Orange Box story: to get a culture of feedback started, it sometimes helps to start with anonymous feedback and build trust so that people feel comfortable sharing their thoughts openly.
Kim’s letter to your boss will acknowledge these points, that speaking truth to power is hard, and she’ll provide some advice for where to start with the book.
We’d love to know what you think of this program! Let us know in the comments below, or reach out at BuyYourBossABook@radicalcandor.com.