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Four Tips to Deliver Feedback with Candor

When candor is a core value, leaders can best confront difficult issues

The hardest thing for most aspiring leaders and managers to master is giving clear, direct and sometimes very hard feedback to others.

Why it matters: Candor, done right, is a time-saving, culture-strengthening, clarifying gift.

  • It gives the recipient total, unvarnished visibility instead of false praise or ambiguity.
  • If you do it deftly, they will thank you.

The backstory: My obsession with candor was born at the Washington Post. It’s a great paper, but it always troubled me in the mid-2000s that those in charge would move struggling reporters to less prominent beats, without shooting straight with them about their shortcomings.

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