Permission to Speak Freely: How the Best Leaders Cultivate a Culture of Candor

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Matt Kincaid, Doug Crandall

Narrated By: Wayne Shepherd

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Date: April 2017

Duration: 3 hours 23 minutes


Lead So Your People Speak Freely

Candid communication enhances innovation, ownership, engagement, and performance. The benefits of hearing questions and uncertainties, good and bad ideas, and honest feedback are game-changing. Yet research shows that most of the time, people never share their true thoughts with each other—and especially not with their leaders.

But what if they did? What if everyone could confidently communicate without fearing a negative response? In Permission to Speak Freely, highly acclaimed leader developers Doug Crandall and Matt Kincaid illustrate the benefits of candor, explain the inhibitors that cause it to feel unsafe, and provide tools for leaders to encourage their people and embed trust and openness into the foundation of their organizational culture.