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Learn to love your job and kick ass at work without losing your humanity by practicing the principles of Radical Candor. Improve your feedback and communications skills, become a better leader, manager or team player, and drive your #careergoals in the direction of your dreams. Host Amy Sandler leads discussions with Radical Candor co-founders Kim Scott and Jason Rosoff about what it means to be Radically Candid, why it’s simple but not easy to Care Personally and Challenge Directly on the daily, and why it’s worth it. Tune in to get actionable tips for doing the best work of your life and building the best relationships of your career, and don't forget to read Kim Scott's New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity!

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Radical Candor: Communication at Work Kim Scott, Jason Rosoff & Amy Sandler

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Learn to love your job and kick ass at work without losing your humanity by practicing the principles of Radical Candor. Improve your feedback and communications skills, become a better leader, manager or team player, and drive your #careergoals in the direction of your dreams. Host Amy Sandler leads discussions with Radical Candor co-founders Kim Scott and Jason Rosoff about what it means to be Radically Candid, why it’s simple but not easy to Care Personally and Challenge Directly on the daily, and why it’s worth it. Tune in to get actionable tips for doing the best work of your life and building the best relationships of your career, and don't forget to read Kim Scott's New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity!

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    Radical Decisions: Cutting Through Career Chaos 6 | 19

    Radical Decisions: Cutting Through Career Chaos 6 | 19

    Choice overload and how it affects our ability to make satisfying career choices.

    Join Kim Scott and Amy Sandler to delve deep into the concept of choice overload, a common trap for many facing career decisions. They define choice overload and how it affects our ability to make satisfying career choices. Throughout the episode, they use personal anecdotes and theoretical insights to illustrate the struggles and strategies related to decision-making in the face of overwhelming options.

    The discussion evolves as they explore the roles of maximizers and satisficers—two distinct decision-making styles that influence how we approach our career paths. Kim and Amy discuss the advantages and challenges of each style, providing listeners with the tools to better understand their preferences.

    They conclude with practical advice for anyone struggling to make career decisions, emphasizing the importance of balancing ambition with personal happiness and the need to adapt as one's career evolves. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who feels stuck at a career crossroads or overwhelmed by the multitude of paths available.

    Get all of the show notes at RadicalCandor.com/podcast.

    Episode links:


    Radical Candor S3 Ep 9: The Problem With Passion
    You Don't Have To Be Passionate About Your Job | Radical Candor

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    (00:00:00) Introduction
    Hosts Kim Scott and Amy Sandler introduce the episode's theme of career choice overload

    (00:01:11) The Burden of Abundant Choices
    Personal experiences of having too many choices, illustrated by the story of "Balaam's Ass."

    (00:03:18) Maximizers vs. Satisficers
    Different decision-making styles: maximizers who seek the best possible outcome and satisficers who settle for good enough.

    (00:10:16) Balancing Personal and Professional Life
    Finding a balance between career aspirations and personal happiness, focusing on enjoying the process rather than fixating on specific outcomes.

    (00:15:17) The Role of Advice in Career Decisions
    The influence of career advice and the sometimes unhelpful stereotypes and expectations.

    (00:17:51) The Importance of Prioritizing Desires and Interests
    Identifying and pursuing one's passions and how they drive career choices and the importance of taking small steps and exploring various interests

    (00:24:50) Practical Approaches to Career Choices
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    • 46 min
    Don't Let a Bad Boss Derail You: A Guide to Thriving 6 | 18

    Don't Let a Bad Boss Derail You: A Guide to Thriving 6 | 18

    Understand and navigate the murky waters of toxic management.

    Hosts Kim Scott, Jason Rosoff, and Amy Sandler delve into the detrimental impact abusive bosses can have on career trajectories. The hosts explore how such leadership styles can suppress assertiveness and hinder professional progression, especially contrasting the experiences of those in superstar and rockstar modes. With insights from the latest studies and rich personal narratives, this episode equips listeners with the tools to understand and navigate the murky waters of toxic management, aiming to empower individuals to protect and advance their careers despite challenging leadership.

    Episode Links:
    Episode show notes and resourcesPsychological Abuse & Destructive Leadership Leaving CNN Was How Brooke Baldwin Found Her Voice Do You Want to be a Great Leader? Embrace Neurodiversity Why You Should Embrace A Speak-Truth-To-Power Culture Here’s How Speak-Truth-To-Power Meetings Can Make Your Workplace More Equitable S4 Ep.1 Rock Star Mode Versus Superstar Mode Website / YouTube S4 Ep.14 Quiet Quitting Speaks Loudly About Bad Bosses Website / YouTubeRadical Respect: How to Work Together BetterConnect:
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    (00:00:00) Introduction
    Hosts Kim Scott, Jason Rosoff, and Amy Sandler introduce the episode’s topic of the impact of bad...

    • 42 min
    Listen, Challenge, Commit 6 | 17

    Listen, Challenge, Commit 6 | 17

    Strategies for managers to communicate distinguishing feedback that is up for discussion versus directives that need to be followed.

    Kim and Jason answer a listener question addressing a critical aspect of leadership: how to ensure that feedback leads to actionable results. They dissect the listener's dilemma about differentiating between feedback that should be considered and feedback that must be implemented. Through a detailed discussion, the hosts provide invaluable advice on maintaining a balance between directive feedback and encouraging open, constructive dissent within teams. Listen as they share techniques for overcoming resistance to feedback, setting performance standards, and building a culture of commitment and collaboration.

    Episode Links:
    PMWorld 360 article about Andrew Grove and his “Listen, Challenge, Commit” philosophyConnect:
    Website Instagram TikTok LinkedIn Facebook X YouTubeGet all the resources and show notes at RadicalCandor.com/podcast

    Chapters:

    (00:00:00) Introduction
    Hosts Kim Scott and Jason Rosoff introduce the episode and outline a listener's question on how to ensure feedback is implemented, not just considered.

    (00:02:01) Discussing Feedback Acceptance
    Strategies for managers to communicate distinguishing feedback that is up for discussion versus directives that need to be followed.

    (00:04:08) Encouraging Disagreement
    Handling resistance to feedback and strategies for managers to foster an environment where feedback is given and also constructively challenged.

    (00:06:35) Listen, Challenge, Commit
    The commitment phase of the feedback process, and the importance of committing to a path forward after feedback and disagreement.

    (00:11:26) Subjective Feedback and Data-Driven Decisions
    Challenges of subjective feedback and the importance of using data to support feedback and decisions when possible.

    (00:13:55) Addressing Feedback Resistance
    Methods to address and overcome resistance to feedback with focus on recognizing good ideas, even if they deviate from the manager's initial thoughts.

    (00:16:39) Handling Personal Feedback
    Kim shares a personal anecdote to illustrate how perceived aggression can impact feedback reception, and addressing such issues directly.

    (00:26:22) Radical Candor Tips
    Actionable tips for implementing radical candor in leadership, emphasizing listening, challenging directly, and committing to a course of action.

    (00:27:46) Conclusion

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    • 29 min
    The Power of Rituals at Work 6 | 16

    The Power of Rituals at Work 6 | 16

    Everyday actions, when turned into rituals, can manage emotions and create a sense of control and purpose.

    For Stress Awareness Month, here's another Bonus episode where Harvard Business School Professor Michael Norton joins Amy Sandler to discuss his latest book, "The Ritual Effect."

    Norton explores the significance of rituals in reducing stress and enhancing productivity, both at work and in personal life. He shares compelling research and personal anecdotes that illustrate how everyday actions, when turned into rituals, can manage emotions and create a sense of control and purpose. The conversation covers the practical application of rituals in business settings, their emotional significance, and how they can foster team cohesion and workplace wellness.

    Whether you're a skeptic or a believer in the power of rituals, this episode offers valuable insights into how structured routines can lead to greater emotional health and professional effectiveness.

    Episode Links:
    Michael Norton: Website Norton’s BooksHarvard Business School Profile: Website Norton’s paper on humblebragging: Humblebragging: A Distinct and Ineffective Self-Presentation Strategy Norton’s paper on matchmaking: Matchmaking Promotes HappinessNorton’s ritual quiz: What Are Your Rituals?Connect:
    Website Instagram TikTok LinkedIn Facebook X YouTubeGet all the resources and show notes at RadicalCandor.com/podcast

    Chapters:

    (00:00:00) Introduction 
    Amy Sandler introduces guest Michael Norton and his book "The Ritual Effect”

    (00:02:05) The Importance of Rituals
    An anecdote about knocking on wood introduces the relevance of rituals in different contexts and how rituals naturally form and help in stress management.

    (00:09:46) Habit vs. Ritual
    The difference between habits and rituals, highlighting the emotional connections that define rituals

    (00:11:56) Rituals and Emotion Management
    The emotional impact of rituals, termed as "emo-diversity," and how rituals help manage a wide spectrum of emotions.

    (00:14:48) Collective Rituals and Emotional Bonds
    Communal aspects of rituals, their historical and cultural...

    • 46 min
    Best Of: Ally Love on Radical Candor and Real Success 6 | 15

    Best Of: Ally Love on Radical Candor and Real Success 6 | 15

    Ally Love discusses the transformative power of Radical Candor in her career and personal life.

    In this Best Of Radical Candor, we revisit one of our most popular episodes. Kim, Jason, and Amy chat with Ally Love, TODAY Show contributor, renowned Peloton instructor, and founder of Love Squad. They delve into Ally's integration of the Radical Candor framework into both her professional and personal life, exploring how it has bolstered her confidence and leadership skills. Listeners will gain valuable insights on maintaining wellness amidst a demanding career, the power of morning affirmations, and the impact of honest communication on relationships. This episode not only shares Ally's transformative journey but also provides practical advice for anyone looking to enhance their life through authenticity and mindful leadership. With a number of great episodes to choose from, check out our vast back catalog of episodes.

    Connect:
    WebsiteInstagram TikTok LinkedIn Facebook X YouTubeGet all the resources and show notes at RadicalCandor.com/podcast

    Chapters:
    (00:00:00) Introduction 
    We introduce and guest Ally Love, founder of lifestyle brand Love Squad and Peloton instructor

    (00:04:13) The Personal Happiness Recipe
    Personal routines that contribute to happiness and well-being, highlighting the importance of staying centered and mindful.

    (00:10:15) The Power of Morning Anchors
    Ally’s morning routine of setting an emotional anchor, emphasizing the value of choosing how to feel and react to daily challenges.

    (00:15:26) Career Journey and Challenges
    Overcoming early career challenges and how personal setbacks have shaped Ally’s professional journey and leadership style.

    (00:21:02) Implementing Radical Candor in Leadership
    How Radical Candor shaped Ally’s leadership style at Love Squad and Peloton, focusing on understanding individual needs and communication styles

    (00:25:52) The Impact of Leadership and Choreography in Team Dynamics
    Similarities between leadership and choreography and how to curate effective team dynamics and maintain curiosity about team members' evolving goals.

    (00:29:21) The Essence of Being a Boss
    Ally’s definition of being a 'boss' in life and work, using her platform to foster positivity and standards.

    (00:33:39) Radical Candor in Personal Life
    Personal stories illustrating the application of ‘Radical Candor’ in marriage and professional interactions, underscoring its effectiveness in building trust and clarity.

    (00:40:04) Radical Candor and Habit Building
    Advice on using Radical Candor as a guide for building habits and healthy practices in daily life.

    (00:44:06) Origins and Growth of Love Squad
    The founding of Love Squad, from its beginning as a...

    • 52 min
    Think Fast, Talk Smart 6 | Bonus

    Think Fast, Talk Smart 6 | Bonus

    The Radical Candor episode of the Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast, hosted by our friend Matt Abrahms, is up for the Webby award for Best Individual Podcast Episode in the Business category. We’re dropping it in this week so you can listen and we’re asking you to please vote for it at fastersmarter.io/webby. Voting is open until April 18th — let’s get that Webby! Vote and share it on social media to encourage others to do the same!

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671 Ratings

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Incredible guidance!

The Radical Candor and Radical Respect podcasts provided incredible guidance as I navigated difficult workplace situations. I have felt seen and cared for through the various stories and scenarios, but most importantly, I have not felt as alone and isolated in what I experienced. Thank you to the entire Radical team for the dedication to this podcast! Grateful for you!

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Love the format for setting up the topic followed by discussion from different perspectives, and how to approach the solution. My favorite part is the summary presented in the form of tips.

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Life Changing Pod

This podcast and this book have changed the way I show up as a leader. I’m so grateful Kim so thoughtfully put this book together and then continues to share tips and tricks through this podcast. I have benefited from her guidance in so many ways. A must listen!

- Erin Diehl, the improve it! Podcast

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