Radical Candor—By Kim Scott
The content delivers on the title. Radical Candor is all about two things.
- Caring personally
- Confronting directly
Map those two things onto two axises and you get a plot of the four camps you can dwell in. You want to be in the upper right, which is “radical candor”.
Care personally without confronting directly: “ruinous empathy”. Confront directly without caring personally: “obnoxious aggression”. Lacking in both: “manipulative insincerity”.
There’s a lot more fleshed out in the book. While the focus is on management, the principles seem helpful in many more contexts.
- Radical Candor
- Kim Scott