What is Radical Candor?

Radical Candor™ means “say what you think.”
But people rarely do this. Why is it so rare that such a simple thing feels radical?


The Candor Gauge shows you how people perceive your feedback and offers regular, specific tips on how to improve.


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You’re not alone. Read stories about others like you and get tips for being more Radically Candid.

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How Can I Stop My Ruinous Empathy?

By Russ Laraway When people learn about the Radical Candor framework, they often recognize right away that their behavior falls in the Ruinous Empathy quadrant. They strongly show they Care Personally, but do not Challenge Directly. Ruinous Empathy categorizes behavior in which someone is trying to be “nice” in an effort to spare people’s feelings -- by not saying what needs to be said, by lying, or by just offering a verbal pat on the back. How can you stop yourself from acting that way?
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Our workshops give you deeper understanding of Radical Candor. We’ll practice real-life scenarios in a safe and supportive environment and give you practical pointers on how to apply Radical Candor concepts to your workplace.

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Like GI Joe says, “Knowing is half the battle”. The Gauge will give your team insight into how people feel about their feedback and provide tips for improvement. Try it free for 12 weeks!

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