#human-management #communication #feedback


Radical candor is a communication framework based on caring honesty and providing critical feedback, even when it's hard to hear, but in a caring way.

It's making no-one a favor to withhold criticism, neither the person who's doing badly because they can't evolve, nor you and the team because you need to compensate. Meanwhile, by caring personally, you establish a relationship that allows communication to flow with honesty.

Radical candor opposes to:

Someone radically candid do not keep their feedback to themselves but instead care enough that they take the risk to provide it.


Establish psychological safety has a bi-directional relation with radical candor: candidness, with the "care personally" axis, allows people to know where they stand without fear, and therefore establishes safety. Meanwhile, providing candid feedback without having established psychological safety might result in obnoxious aggression.