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Principle 1: Radical Candor

by: Sabrina Clarke

· Leadership

Leadership Principle 1: Radical Candor

Last week I re-introduced myself and my multiverse. I'd like to spend a little time sharing some of the leadership principles that I operate with both my team and clients.

Created by Kim Scott, Radical Candor is "caring personally while challenging directly". I have found this to be a rare ability to both consistently praise and constructively criticise.

Sometimes leaders over-index on one or the other.

I have been in meetings knowing that between the acronyms and platitudes, no one knew what the hell was going; or everyone knew that there was an issue affecting the delivery of the team but the leader did't address it. Equally, I have been in meetings where there was high praise but no clear plan for delivery.

Radical Candor increases effectiveness in meetings and delivers value for teams. In my experience I find the more senior the leader, the higher the appreciation of radical candour is.

Applying radical candor to how I approach leadership has been a c-change.