Candor: The Secret to Succeeding at Tough Conversations is much more impactful than I expected. I’ve read several relationship books that tend to take similar paths, but this one has a lane all its own.
After I finished reading the introduction, I was impressed and inspired by this book. That section alone helped me realize both the importance of candor and the rewards of using it. That’s a powerful statement, but it’s true. We’re often rewarded for keeping silent and ridiculed or excluded for our honesty. But is keeping our mouth shut really going to evoke needed change?
The key to benefiting from our candor, (frankness, directness, or straightforwardness) is speaking honestly, but doing it with love.
There are quotes, diagrams, strategies, and reflective questions throughout the book that I found impactful and motivating. Candor truly is the secret to succeeding in tough conversations, because friends, family, and coworkers truly want authenticity and tenderness in their relationships.
Dɪsᴄʟᴏsᴜʀᴇ: I ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʀʏ ᴄᴏᴘʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs ʙᴏᴏᴋ. Mʏ ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴡᴀs ɴᴏᴛ ɪɴғʟᴜᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ.