Radical Candor

Radical Candor

www.radicalcandor.com
A show about how not to hate the boss you have…or be the boss you hate. Hosts Kim Scott and Russ Laraway, Candor, Inc. co-founders and Silicon Valley veterans, will share stories from their experiences and change the way you think about management. Join us each week for actionable tips for doing the best work of your life and building the best relationships of your career.
23: Can I Give Feedback to Peers? Should I?
Jun 6, 2017 • 30 min
The purpose of feedback is to help people find more success, so it’s CRAZY to think it’s only the manager’s job to give feedback. It’s everyone’s job! In this episode, Kim and Russ share stories and advice for giving feedback to your peers… and avoiding…
22: It’s About Humans, Not Resources
May 30, 2017 • 29 min
Do you ever get so caught up in achieving results at work that you forget that the people around you are real people? Even the most empathetic of us can make this mistake. This episode, Kim and Russ are joined by guest Al Guido, President of the San…
21: More Time Hiring = Less Time Firing
May 23, 2017 • 24 min
Building a great team is critical for bosses, but how do you bring on the right people? Interviewing and hiring is so hard to do — in this episode, Kim and Russ share some of their mistakes, what they’ve learned, and advice for a better hiring process.
20: Help! My Boss is an Absentee Manager
May 16, 2017 • 20 min
Absentee managers may not be as frustrating as micromanagers, but they’re even more common and can have a negative impact on your career. Kim and Russ share stories of absentee managers, talk about whether to just make do with this type of boss, and give…
19: Being a Boss Isn’t for Everyone… Including Some Bosses
May 9, 2017 • 27 min
How do you know if management is right for you? Maybe you’re thinking about becoming a boss, or you’re already a boss but aren’t sure you want to be. Kim and Russ are joined by guest Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew, to share stories and advice for making…
18: We Couldn’t Decide on a Title for This Episode
May 2, 2017 • 23 min
Decisions are critical to keeping your team moving forward, but a lot of people struggle to make them. Kim and Russ share advice to help you make sure that perfect doesn’t become the enemy of good.
17: Promotion Schmomotion
Apr 25, 2017 • 18 min
Everyone loves promotions, right? Well…not so fast. Kim and Russ talk about how promotions might be hurting you and your team and suggest some other ways to think about recognizing high performers.
16: Take Feedback Like a Boss
Apr 18, 2017 • 20 min
Feedback helps you grow, right? So why is it so hard to take? Kim and Russ share their tips and techniques for what to do after you get feedback.
15: What’s Your Body Language Telling Me?
Apr 11, 2017 • 23 min
We keep saying that in person feedback is best…why is that? Body language! You can learn a lot from someone else’s body language, and you can also use your own body language to communicate. Join Kim, Russ, and guest Amy Chang of Accompany to learn how…
14: Guide for New Managers
Apr 4, 2017 • 25 min
Maybe you’re a first-time manager at a new company. Maybe you’ve been promoted within your current company. Either way, you probably have a lot of questions about how to work best with your team and get the best results. Rest assured, Kim and Russ are…
13: Help! My Boss is a Micromanager
Mar 28, 2017 • 22 min
If you’ve ever had a micromanager boss, you know how frustrating and demotivating it is to be micromanaged. You feel powerless — what can you do? Kim and Russ have some advice for these situations.
12: Make Meetings Less Awful
Mar 21, 2017 • 26 min
Meetings can be an extremely frustrating part of work. But they don’t have to be! Listen to this episode with guest Claire Johnson of Stripe to discover a meeting opportunity you may be missing, learn how to combat the worst meeting habit, and get some…
11: Creating a Culture of Radical Candor
Mar 14, 2017 • 23 min
By now you’re familiar with the ideas behind Radical Candor — Care Personally and Challenge Directly. How can you take these ideas and make organizational change? In this episode, Kim and Russ talk about how to create a culture of Radical Candor in your…
10: Staying Connected with Remote Teams
Mar 7, 2017 • 26 min
When your team or boss doesn’t work in the same location you do, communicating and building a strong relationship are much harder! Kim and Russ share stories of their challenges and successes and give advice for staying connected with remote teams.
9: Showing Appreciation Makes Work More Fun
Feb 28, 2017 • 24 min
In honor of Employee Appreciation Day, this Friday, March 3rd, Russ and Kim talk about cultivating a sense of appreciation within your team. They explain why many bosses aren’t great at this and share some tips for showing appreciation this week!
8: How to Give Feedback to Your Boss
Feb 21, 2017 • 24 min
Being able to give your boss feedback is one of the key ways not to hate the boss you have! But this can be extremely daunting and sometimes risky…how do you do it so that you’ll be heard and not shut down?
7: How to Get Feedback from Your Boss
Feb 14, 2017 • 25 min
Feedback is critical for success, so what happens if you aren’t getting the feedback you need? It can feel hard to ask for feedback, especially from your boss, but Russ and Kim have some advice! This episode is all about how to get feedback from your boss.
6: Telling People What to Do Doesn’t Work
Feb 7, 2017 • 28 min
One of the most common mistakes bosses make is thinking their job is to tell people what to do. But that doesn’t work! So how can you get people moving in the same direction and achieving results collaboratively? Listen to this week’s episode for tips…
5: Career Conversations
Jan 31, 2017 • 23 min
As a manager, your job is to help your people grow. But have you ever asked yourself, “Grow into what?” This week, Russ and Kim talk about a technique for getting to know the people on your team, understanding the things that motivate them, learning about…
4: Ruinous Empathy and Criticism
Jan 24, 2017 • 27 min
Giving criticism isn’t usually something that people look forward to, but it needs to be done! If you don’t give criticism when it’s needed, you end up hurting people you care about by being “too nice.” Kim and Russ both share stories about learning this…
3: Ruinous Empathy and Praise
Jan 17, 2017 • 21 min
Have you ever received praise that made it feel like you were just getting a pat on the head? Or have you ever given someone praise because you wanted them to like you? This episode is for you! This week on the Radical Candor podcast: Ruinous Empathy and…
2: Radically Candid Criticism
Jan 10, 2017 • 23 min
Radical Candor Episode 2 is here! In this week’s episode, Russ and Kim talk about Radically Candid criticism. What is it and why does it work? They share stories about times they screwed up and then received Radically Candid criticism. Russ and Kim also…
1: What is Radical Candor?
Jan 2, 2017 • 22 min
Our first podcast episode is available now! This week Kim and Russ introduce the ideas behind Radical Candor, tell how they learned these lessons the hard way, and share practical tips for better relationships at work.
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Dec 20, 2016 • 0 min
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