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Moving from command-and-control to successful collaboration isn’t easy. But telling people what to do doesn’t work. Learn how to kick ass at work without losing your humanity by practicing the principles of Radical Candor. 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 NYT and WSJ bestselling book Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity!

Radical Candor Featuring Kim Scott and Jason Rosoff, hosted by Amy Sandler, and written and produced by Brandi Neal

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 638 Ratings

Moving from command-and-control to successful collaboration isn’t easy. But telling people what to do doesn’t work. Learn how to kick ass at work without losing your humanity by practicing the principles of Radical Candor. 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 NYT and WSJ bestselling book Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity!

    Radical Candor S4, Ep. 9: How to Be a Thought Partner Instead of a Micro or Absentee Manager

    Radical Candor S4, Ep. 9: How to Be a Thought Partner Instead of a Micro or Absentee Manager

    On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Amy and Jason discuss managers who have low, almost non-existent involvement in their team’s work, aka absentee managers; those with extremely (maybe excruciatingly) close involvement, aka micromanagers; and thought partners — the ones who empower, enable and encourage their teams to do the best work of their lives. While a lot of us have tendencies to act in absentee or micromanager mode, it’s hard for us to want to look at ourselves that way. Listen to this episode if you want to understand how to be a true thought partner.

    • 37 min
    Radical Candor S4, Ep 8: Get Shit Done Step 3 — Debate (Don't Squish) Ideas

    Radical Candor S4, Ep 8: Get Shit Done Step 3 — Debate (Don't Squish) Ideas

    On this episode of the Radical Candor Podcast, we’re going to talk about the steps to follow for a successful debating process. If you skip the debate phase, you’ll make worse decisions, you’ll be unable to persuade everyone who needs to implement, and you’ll ultimately slow down or grind to a halt. Kim, Jason, Amy and producer Brandi discuss a time when a debate went awry and what they should have done instead.

    • 51 min
    Radical Candor S4, Ep 7: Radically Candid Conversations — Kim Scott & Russ Laraway

    Radical Candor S4, Ep 7: Radically Candid Conversations — Kim Scott & Russ Laraway

    On this episode of the Radical Candor Podcast, we're taking a break from our GSD Wheel series and welcoming back to the podcast Russ Laraway, author of the book When They Win, You Win: Being a Great Manager is Simpler Than You Think, coming out on June 7, 2022. You can pre-order it now! You likely know Russ best as the OG co-host with Kim of season one of the Radical Candor Podcast.

    • 49 min
    Radical Candor S4, Ep 6: Get Sh*t Done Step 2 (Part 2) — Leverage Staff Meetings to Help Clarify Ideas

    Radical Candor S4, Ep 6: Get Sh*t Done Step 2 (Part 2) — Leverage Staff Meetings to Help Clarify Ideas

    It's time for part two of how to clarify your thinking for yourself and others as part of the Get Sh*t Done Wheel (listen to part one). On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss how to use staff meetings and think time as ways to clarify your ideas.
    Radical Candor Podcast Episode At a Glance
    An effective staff meeting has three goals: it reviews how things have gone the previous week, allows people to share important updates, and forces the team to clarify the most important decisions and debates for the coming week.
    That’s it. It shouldn’t be the place to have debates or make decisions. Your job is to establish a consistent agenda, insist that people stick to it, and corral people who go on for too long or who go off on tangents.
    Here’s the agenda that Kim has found to be most effective:
    Learn: review key metrics (20 minutes)
    Listen: put updates in a shared document (15 minutes)
    Clarify: identify key decisions & debates (30 minutes)   


    In Radical Candor, Kim writes: “In addition to all your regularly planned meetings, people want to talk to you about this or that; urgent matters will arise that you must deal with. When are you supposed to find time to clarify your own thinking, or to help the people who work for you clarify theirs?”
    “My advice is that you schedule in some ‘Think Time’ [on your calendar], and hold that think time sacred. Let people know that they cannot ever schedule over it. Get really, seriously angry if they try. Encourage everyone on your team to do the same.”
    Radical Candor Podcast Checklist
    Avoid the fundamental attribution error by focusing on specifics, not attributes. Instead of saying (or thinking) “What an idiot,” be very clear about what went wrong. Try the CORE model — Context, Observation, Result, nExt stEps. Focus on helping the person fix the problem by providing specifics they can act on, rather than criticizing personality traits that they can’t alter.
    A well-run meeting can save you time by alerting you to problems, sharing updates efficiently, and getting you all on the same page about what the week’s shared priorities are. Remember, timeboxing is your friend. Take 20 minutes to learn, 15 minutes to listen and 30 minutes to clarify.
    Schedule Think Time away from your desk. Think Time is a mix of focused thinking and mind-wandering that allows for the kind of problem-solving, creativity and innovative mindset needed to tackle those difficult problems. Try taking a walk and removing distractions.

    • 19 min
    Radical Candor S4, Ep. 5: Get Sh*t Done Step 2 — Clarify Your Thinking For Yourself and Others

    Radical Candor S4, Ep. 5: Get Sh*t Done Step 2 — Clarify Your Thinking For Yourself and Others

    Once you have created a culture of listening, the next step in the Radical Candor Get Sh*t Done Wheel is to push yourself and your direct reports to understand and convey thoughts and ideas more clearly. Trying to solve a problem that hasn’t been clearly defined is not likely to result in a good solution; debating a half-baked idea is likely to discourage it. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss the two most important things to do when clarifying an idea.

    • 37 min
    Radical Candor S4, Ep. 4: Get Stuff Done Step 1: Create a Culture of Listening

    Radical Candor S4, Ep. 4: Get Stuff Done Step 1: Create a Culture of Listening

    Our next several episodes of the Radical Candor podcast are going to be shorter explorations of the nuts-and-bolts details about each step of the Get Shit Done Wheel. First up is listening. Kim, Jason and Amy discuss how to create a culture of listening because if you can get your team members to listen to one another, they’ll fix things that you as the boss didn’t even know were broken.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
638 Ratings

638 Ratings

Mr. Kudzu ,

Start from the beginning

The early episodes are delightful to Listen to, and quite thought provoking. Follow their advice and make your business better.

Treknpaddle ,

Grateful for this show!

This show does such a great job of bringing an empowering tone to frankness!

Cayg118 ,

Loved it at first but same stories keep getting told

I really loved the first few episodes but it’s basically a rehash of all the stories in the book with very little additional content/stories. Gets old after a few episodes.

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