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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!

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

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 666 Ratings

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!

    Etiquette at Work 6 | 9

    Etiquette at Work 6 | 9

    Sixty percent of employers will reportedly send employees to “office etiquette” training in 2024. Whether it’s folks returning to the office after years of working remotely, or recent college grads without office experience — apparently people don’t know how to act around one another anymore. The team discusses the impact of decreased human interactions and the need to establish office behavior norms. Kim, Brandi and Jason also emphasize the importance of open communication and creating explicit norms, especially in hybrid and remote work environments. And if you work in person, don't touch other people's keyboards or drop Dorito crumbs onto their desks.

    Get all the show notes and resources at RadicalCandor.com/podcast

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction
    05:08 Challenges of Returning to the Office
    10:27 Creating Norms for Office Spaces
    14:54 The Challenge of Remote Work
    19:30 Setting Norms for Hybrid Teams
    32:21 Addressing Time Zone Challenges
    39:18 The Goal of Radical Candor: Connecting Through Conversation
    40:21 Bottoms Up Norm Setting vs Top Down Rulemaking
    41:21 Inefficiency as a Path to Efficiency
    43:31 Radical Candor Checklist

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    • 44 min
    The Case for Common Human Decency 6 | 8

    The Case for Common Human Decency 6 | 8

    Common human decency is something everyone deserves, but not everyone gets. Especially at work. Kim and Amy discuss a case study Kim learned about during a recent visit to Harvard Business School. In this case, the co-founders of CloudFlare considered the implications of five employees' resignations over the prior three months and whether or not the resignations were symptomatic of bigger issues with CloudFlare's culture and management processes. The HBS alums then put on their case study hats as they explore the recent attention CloudFlare has received for its poor handling of layoffs after Brittany Pietsch filmed her own layoff and it subsequently went viral on TikTok. Get all of the show notes and resources at RadicalCandor.com/podcast.

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    Episode Summary

    The effectiveness of case studies in business education. 00:00

    Business case analysis and decision-making. 04:31

    Work culture and management practices in a tech startup. 09:58

    Workplace layoffs and accountability. 18:14

    Workplace layoffs and performance evaluations. 24:04

    Layoffs, performance management, and HR practices. 30:19

    Firing employees and accountability in the workplace. 38:38

    Leadership mistakes and feedback. 45:13

    Effective feedback and criticism in the workplace. 52:50

    • 56 min
    Don't Criticize Your Employees In Public 6 | 7

    Don't Criticize Your Employees In Public 6 | 7

    You've heard us say often that it's important to praise your employees in public (if they're comfortable with it) but to always give criticism in private. While there is almost always something for others to learn from an individual's mistake, criticizing or shaming them in public has been shown to make the person more likely to hide mistakes in the future, hurting them and the company. So how can we separate and honor our concern for the individual with the needs of the team? Get all the show notes and resources at RadicalCandor.com/podcast.

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    • 45 min
    What Does Managing Out Mean? 6 | 6

    What Does Managing Out Mean? 6 | 6

    For a podcast about communication at work, we sometimes use corporate jargon that doesn't always make sense—even to us. We disagree about corporate speak and what it means. Case in point, managing out. What does managing out mean? How do you know if you're being managed out? There’s definitely some misalignment on what “managing people out” means versus what it’s supposed to mean — maybe we need a new word. According to the business dictionary Jargonism, The definition of Managing Someone Out is, “The practice of giving an employee undesirable tasks, so that the employee leaves a company voluntarily.” It means something else to Kim, and Brandi thinks "managing out" is a term rife with manipulative insincerity. Listen to the conversation then let us know what you think about managing out!

    Get all the resources and show notes at RadicalCandor.com/podcast

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Trust and Inspire With Stephen M.R. Covey 6 | 5

    Trust and Inspire With Stephen M.R. Covey 6 | 5

    Learn how the shift from command and control to a culture focused on collaboration. Stephen M.R. Covey joins us for our first Radically Candid Conversation of 2024 to discuss how trust-and-inspire leadership leads to happier teams, improved retention, increased productivity, and improved company culture because telling people what to do doesn't work.

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    • 44 min
    Loud Laborers: All Talk, No Action 6 | 4

    Loud Laborers: All Talk, No Action 6 | 4

    Loud laborers talk big about their projects at work while accomplishing very little. Join us to explore the characteristics of these self-proclaimed workplace heroes, as they often gravitate toward tasks that boost visibility rather than genuine productivity. Discover the impact of "loud laborers" on team dynamics and how to navigate this common workplace scenario. Don't miss out on this insightful discussion shedding light on the not-so-quiet world of office chatter!

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    • 58 min

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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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Before I get to work, I listen to Kim, Amy, and Jason to decide what I’ll intentionally work on today/this week with my team. The discussion during the podcast really helps reframe and understand the approach. The tips at the end are just a perfect bit size summary for all that we heard. And I truly appreciate the web posts with all the additional material for when a subject is particularly interesting!

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