OD Book Discussion CoP
Topic: Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott
Session Description: This session is an interactive discussion around the key principles and applications of Radical Candor.
Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she worked with a team to develop a class on how to be a good boss. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, Radical Candor.
Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. When you challenge without caring it’s obnoxious aggression; when you care without challenging it’s ruinous empathy. When you do neither it’s manipulative insincerity.
This simple framework can help you build better relationships at work, and fulfill your three key responsibilities as a leader: creating a culture of feedback (praise and criticism), building a cohesive team, and achieving results you’re all proud of.
Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the author’s experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.
Facilitator: Janice Shack-Marquez
Bio: Janice Shack-Marquez is a master facilitator and speaker who draws on 20 years of experience as a senior executive. She is on the adjunct faculty of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University and on the adjunct faculty of the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where she teaches courses on communications, leadership and management. She recently retired from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve where she was a business leader and a leadership coach. She held a dual appointment as Deputy Director in the Division of Research and Statistics and in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She has extensive experience leading change, developing innovative programs, dealing with challenging workplace issues, and helping clients deal effectively with interpersonal conflicts.
Cancellation Policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions. If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.
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