Is Your Feedback Falling Flat? Radical Candor Will Fix Your Feedback Fails

Radical Candor

Lack of Radical Candor Leads to Low Performing Teams

Radical Candor
  1. Be persistent. Convince your team you do want to hear what they really think. Show them that your requests for criticism are genuine and that you sincerely appreciate it when they say what they think. Keep asking for criticism regularly. Try different approaches, venues, and situations. Whatever you do, don’t accept an environment where you aren’t getting the feedback you need to be successful.
  2. Reward the candor. It’s not enough to appreciate critique from your team, or not to get defensive. You have to reward the candor. People need to see and feel that there is a benefit to criticizing you.

Focus On the Good Stuff

Radical Candor
  1. Your boss calls you into their office and says, “I have some feedback for you. Your work is full of typos. What are you, stupid? Fix it and stop embarrassing the company.”
  2. Your boss calls you into their office and says, “Your latest report was really compelling and I appreciate all of the research you did to drive your points home. I did notice several typos and I want to point them out to you because small mistakes can take away from what should be a great success for you and the company. Going forward, don’t be afraid to ask someone to proofread your work.”

Simple, Not Easy

Radical Candor

Fix Your Feedback Fails

Radical Candor Feedback Course

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