What is Obnoxious Aggression?

Obnoxious Aggression® is what happens when you challenge someone directly, but don’t care about them personally. It’s being clear, but not kind; praise that doesn’t feel sincere or criticism that…

Criticism & Obnoxious Aggression

Obnoxiously Aggressive criticism is often referred to as “front-stabbing”. It’s when you criticize without Caring Personally. A couple months after joining Google, Kim had a disagreement with Larry Page about…

Kim Scott's Radical Candor Approach

Our Approach

Telling People What to Do Doesn't Work The Radical Candor® approach — Caring Personally while Challenging Directly — can move you from a command-and-control culture to one of collaboration. Developed…

Radically Candid Hugs

Show you Care Personally in just 6 seconds My friend Stacy Brown-Philpot, who just became Task Rabbit’s CEO--go, Stacy!--recently shared a great tip for establishing that you “Care Personally” in…

What is Radical Candor?

Radical Candor® is what happens when you show someone that you Care Personally while you Challenge Directly, without being aggressive or insincere. Radical Candor really just means saying what you…

What is Ruinous Empathy?

The Ruinous Empathy® quadrant of Radical Candor is the one that causes the most unintended destruction to relationships. What is Ruinous Empathy? It's “nice” but it's not kind. In fact,…

Amy Sandler

Amy Sandler

Amy Sandler is the Lead Coach and Podcast Host at Radical Candor and has formerly served as the company's Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Content Officer. She has shared Radical…

Aaron Dimmock

Aaron Dimmock

Aaron Dimmock strives to humbly be himself in service of others so we may all become better human beings. He believes that by creating cultures of candor, we enable each…

Radical Candor Podcast: Listen, Challenge, Commit

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Kim and Jason answer a listener question addressing a critical aspect of leadership: how to ensure that feedback leads to actionable results. They dissect the listener's dilemma about differentiating between…