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What if people could feel confident communicating what they are really thinking without fearing a negative response from their colleagues or boss? Consulting with a diversity of organizations for the past decade, the authors have seen time and again that leaders are failing to draw out ideas and perspectives from their introverts and, at the same time, shutting up their extroverts. Inhibitors in organizations make candid communication unsafe, rendering many things left unsaid.

Permission to Speak Freely explains the inhibitors that cause candid communication to feel unsafe and then provides tools to help leaders overcome them and begin to cultivate a culture of candor. This book is a letter to leaders - filled with experience, research, and practicality - that implores all persons in positions of power to create a work environment characterized by honesty and trust that inspires everyone to share fearlessly, speak freely, and come forward with new ideas.

Research shows candid communication enhances innovation, ownership, engagement, and performance. Put simply, if you're a leader, when your people don't speak up, it's not their problem - it's yours.

©2017 Doug Crandall and Matt Kincaid, PhD (P)2017 Doug Crandall and Matt Kincaid, PhD

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This is a clear and concise call for both leaders and for teams on the value of confident and open communication. Douglas and Matt excel in this book with their detailed storytelling.

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Leaders..MUST READ (or listen)

This book is a must read for all leadership. There are stories and ideas that translate particularly well to today's society. I see this as extremely useful to all leaders and coaches. Check it out! You won't be disappointed.