• Lars Christensen

Radical Candor (Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity) - 1 minute read


Finished June 2020. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

This is the best book I have read on being a kick-ass boss in corporate America—especially if you deal with Silicon Valley. The book was recommended as a read doing an Autodesk culture program, and the book is full of practical "How-To's."

This book will teach you how to run effective Development meetings, regular 1:1's, and Team meetings.

You can get your copy of insightful and practical suggestions on how to be a great boss on Amazon.

My thoughts and notes:

  • This book contains the recipe for how to create relationships, guidance, teamwork, and results.

  • Steve Jobs: I don't mind being wrong- What matters to me is that we do the right thing.

  • As a boss or person with some authority, it's not just your job; it's your moral obligation to say things-"Your fly is down.", "You got something in your teeth." Give a damn.

  • "Listen."-Give the quiet ones a voice. Ask a lot of questions.

  • Answering emails, helping someone finding a video, talk to someone about their kid-It's not a bad use of your time-It's your job!

  • When giving feedback, 1)The situation you saw, 2)the behavior, and 3)The impact you saw.

  • Consider writing reviews in long-form.

  • "What do you want the pinnacle of your career to look like?" Also, know the difference between rockstars and superstars. *Solid worker vs. people who are looking for growth.

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