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236: Say What Needs To Be Said with Kim Scott

The Modern Manager

We've all heard it a million times, especially as kids: "Be nice!" Most people have been taught that if you don't have something kind to say, don't say anything at all. However, what do you do when you have necessary feedback to give, but it's not positive? This is where radical candor comes into play. The goal is to always speak with both love AND truth - at the same time. Today’s guest is Kim Scott. Kim is the author of Just Work and Radical Candor. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Kim and I talk about how to give productive feedback using her famous Radical Candor model. We talk about why giving feedback is so important even if it's uncomfortable, and how to solicit feedback most effectively. Members of the Modern Manager community get 10% Off The Feedback Loop Course. Starring David Alan Grier, Kim Scott, and a cast of eccentric characters, The Feedback Loop workplace comedy series and e-course teach Radical Candor’s proven feedback framework in a way that's fresh, fun, and effective to improve your communication skills at work and in life. Get it when you join the Modern Manager community. Subscribe to my newsletter to get episodes, articles and free mini-guides delivered to your inbox.  Read the related blog article: Give Your Team Members the Gift of Feedback KEEP UP WITH KIM Radical Candor Website: www.radicalcandor.com Just Work Website: www.justworktogether.com Radical Candor Twitter: https://twitter.com/candor Just Work Twitter: https://twitter.com/JustWorkBook Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/KimballScott Key Takeaways: The idea of radical candor is that you care personally and challenge directly at the same time. This means saying what needs to be said in a way that demonstrates caring while ensuring the other person clearly gets the message. Obnoxious aggression (being direct without caring), manipulative insincerity (being indirect without caring), and ruinous empathy (being indirect with caring) each fail to help someone receive the feedback they need to be successful in their role.  If you avoid giving feedback when things are small, they often snowball and then it’s much harder to give the feedback because it’s become huge. When you don’t give feedback, you are doing the other person a disservice. You are inhibiting them from the opportunity to grow, improve or change. If someone doesnt get the message, keep saying it in new ways that become more direct until they get it. You don't have to build this deep relationship with someone before you can offer radical candor. Caring personally just looks like noticing someone's humanity in the moment.  Ask for feedback by coming up with one specific question that you can regularly ask your people. Then pause long enough for them to answer. Then listen with the intent to understand, not respond. mamie@mamieks.com instagram.com/mamieks

37mins

3 Jan 2023

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Kim Scott on Just Work and Radical Candor

Elevate with Robert Glazer

Kim Scott is one of Silicon Valley’s most respected leadership experts. She has previously worked as an executive at Google, and as a CEO coach with Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter and several other leading organizations. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of two top books on leadership, Radical Candor and Just Work. In her second appearance on the show, Kim joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to discuss the importance of Radical Candor, effective management techniques, and how to create a more inclusive workplace.  Show Notes

56mins

25 Oct 2022

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S5 Ep179: Masters Series: Kim Scott

The First Time

In this episode, Katherine speaks to multi-award winning author Kim Scott about history, identity, culture and language, particularly of his ancestors the Noongar people. Kim Scott grew up on the south coast of Western Australia. As a descendant of those who first created human society along that edge of ocean, he is proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar. His second novel, Benang: From the Heart, won the 1999 Western Australian Premier's Book Award, the 2000 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the 2001 Kate Challis RAKA Award. His third novel, That Deadman Dance, also won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2011, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Western Australian Premier's Book Award. His latest book, published in 2017 is Taboo. Kim lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, and is currently Professor of Writing at the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University. Check out show notes for this episode on our website or get in touch via Twitter (@thefirsttimepod) or Instagram (@thefirsttimepod). Don't forget you can support us and the making of Season Five via our Patreon page. Thanks for joining us!

38mins

28 Aug 2022

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SPOS #835 - Kim Scott On Radical Candor And Ultimate Culture

Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

Welcome to episode #835 of Six Pixels of Separation. Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - Episode #835 - Host: Mitch Joel. I have been hard at work trying to find a way to meet Kim Scott since she first published the book, Radical Candor. A special thanks to Dorie Clark and Alisa Cohn for inviting Kim to a dinner that we hosted during the last TED event in Vancouver. Along with Radical Candor, Kim is also the author of Just Work - How to Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Build a Kick-ass Culture of Inclusivity and co-founder of the companies, Just Work and Radical Candor. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Prior to that Kim managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo and started a diamond-cutting factory in Moscow. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley, and loves to write fiction novels almost as much (maybe more) than business books. Enjoy the conversation... Running time: 59:01. Hello from beautiful Montreal. Subscribe over at Apple Podcasts. Please visit and leave comments on the blog - Six Pixels of Separation. Feel free to connect to me directly on Facebook here: Mitch Joel on Facebook. or you can connect on LinkedIn. ...or on Twitter. Here is my conversation with Kim Scott. Just Work - How to Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Build a Kick-ass Culture of Inclusivity. Radical Candor. Follow Kim on LinkedIn. Follow Kim on Instagram. Follow Kim on Twitter. This week's music: David Usher 'St. Lawrence River'.

59mins

10 Jul 2022

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

Radical Candor

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. Russ is currently chief people officer at Goodwater Capital; and also is the creator of Career Conversations; which is covered in Radical Candor, and to which Russ dedicates nearly 100 pages of his new book. Kim and Russ discuss how to make every manager (measurably) great and to rid the world of assclown managers everywhere. Radical Candor Podcast Episode At a Glance The world has conspired to confuse the average manager. Despite near-limitless resources — books, blogs, podcasts — that purport to teach us how to be great managers, the reality is that managers globally aren’t really any better than they were 30 years ago. (The evidence is this: as more evidence emerges that the manager is most responsible for employee engagement, global engagement is still at just 15% and 33% in the U.S.) Managers are struggling due to a lack of regular formal check-ins on how they are doing as a manager. Their bosses have almost no context on how they are leading their people and therefore can struggle to coach them. Kim and Russ discuss: Why managers are failing, and no one is helping. What we need is to learn to lead in a way that measurably and predictably leads to more engaged employees and better business results. We need a simpler and more coherent leadership standard, something with quantitative backing that shows it works. People just want to do great work and be totally psyched while doing it. People deserve to be led well. The art of Continue Coaching.    Pre-Order the New Book from Career Conversations Expert Russ Laraway In When They Win, You Win, Russ Laraway, the chief people officer at Goodwater Capital who also developed Career Conversations, provides a simple, coherent, and complete leadership standard that teaches managers how to lead in a way that measurably and predictably delivers more engaged employees and better business results and show organizational planners how to make their managers great! The book identifies The Big 3, or three key elements: clear direction-setting, frequent coaching and active engagement with employees on their long-term career goals. Russ also dedicates around 100 pages of the book to Career Conversations! Pre-order now >>

49mins

19 May 2022

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Kim Scott on Candor and Justice in the Workplace

Elevate with Robert Glazer

Kim Scott is one of Silicon Valley’s most respected leadership experts. She has previously worked as an executive at Google, and as a CEO coach with Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter and several other leading organizations. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of two top books on leadership, Radical Candor and Just Work. In her second appearance on the show, Kim joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to discuss the importance of Radical Candor, effective management techniques, and how to create a more inclusive workplace. 

56mins

17 May 2022

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A Radical Conversation With Kim Scott

Who Dares Wins: Life, Leadership, and Finance with Anthony Noto

Kim Scott, CEO coach and author of New York Times best seller Radical Candor, sits down with Anthony to talk about how walking past a strip club as a kid sparked her ambition, her experience working in diamond-cutting in Russia, and how to have truly effective conversations both in and out of the boardroom. Josh Fagen, a longtime trusted advisor, also joins Anthony to ask what happens when a company outgrows their founder and how to give feedback in a way that builds culture.For more from Anthony, follow him on Twitter @AnthonyNoto *Note: Podcast contains explicit language*

1hr

13 Apr 2022

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263 Kim Scott & Trier Bryant: The Invisible Tax of Workplace Bias

Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson

We've covered bias in previous episodes, but this week we tackle it head-on — specifically, how our language choices affect people, and the difference between bias, prejudice, and bullying. Kim Scott is a coach to some of Silicon Valley's most influential CEOs, and known for her groundbreaking book Radical Candor, about the complexity of giving critical feedback, even when it's hard. Trier Bryant is the CEO of Just Work, a consultancy specializing in identifying harmful bias and injustice in the workplace, and providing the tools to overcome it. Together, they help employees and managers develop a shared vocabulary so everyone feels safe to say, "that word/phrase is not OK." It's a crucial, but often missing step on the path toward true diversity, equity, and inclusion. It's harder than it seems, but making the effort to own your language — even during this very interview — is a great first step. Kim, Trier, and Whitney go deep on how caring for others can go hand-in-hand with challenging them directly, and why casual word choices take a heavy toll on marginalized people over time.

1hr 6mins

5 Apr 2022

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Ep - 305 Kim Scott

My Wakeup Call with Dr. Mark Goulston

In this episode I speak with Kim Scott, author of "Just Work" and "Radical Candor" whose wakeup call was realizing the power and true DEI that can be freed up in an organization when people learn to be candid with each other. https://www.justworktogether.com/the-book

48mins

1 Mar 2022

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Reload: Caring Radically with Kim Scott

What's Next! with Tiffani Bova

Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  Throwback to our conversation with the ever-candid yet always sincere Kim Scott. Kim is the author of three novels, and the New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestseller “Radical Candor: Be A Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity.” Previously, Kim was the Co-founder and CEO of Juice Software, a collaboration startup. She led ad sense, YouTube, and double-click online sales and operations at Google, before she joined Apple to develop and teach a leadership seminar. She also has been a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other tech companies. She received her MBA from Harvard and her B.A. from Princeton University.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone who is open to becoming more self-aware, interested in learning how to give and receive candid and effective feedback.    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Be able to show you that you care for those around you while also challenging them to be better. Candid, effective feedback is important, indispensable, and harder to come by than you might think. When you do get it, it’s in your best interest to embrace it, apply it, and continue to encourage it. Kim shares her best advice on how you can be a better giver of this valuable feedback (both positive and negative), as well as a better receiver of it.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Kim believes, as do I, that giving feedback is not mean, if it’s clear. Her personal anecdotes were illustrative, especially her own career re-focus with Sheryl Sandberg. I also love that she makes a point to remind us how important it is to make sure you take a moment in the day to thank somebody and recognize what they do and all that they bring to work, your business, or your life, every day.  Running time: 40:42  Subscribe on iTunes Find Tiffani on social:  Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Find Kim on social:  Twitter  LinkedIn Facebook Kim’s Book:  Radical Candor 

40mins

17 Feb 2022

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