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Are You An Interrupter?

Are You An Interrupter?

We talked about one of the most frustrating meeting habits in episode 12 of our podcast -- interrupting! Kim and I gave some tips about how to handle being interrupted in meetings, and Kim explained some of the reasons that…

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Podcast Episode 17: Promotion Schmomotion

Podcast Episode 17: Promotion Schmomotion

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. Listen to the episode: This Episode at a Glance…

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Book Discussion Questions For Radical Candor

Book Discussion Questions for Radical Candor

Discussing Radical Candor as a team can help solidify the ideas and get everyone thinking about how to start applying them to your day-to-day behaviors. At Candor, one of our engineers, Matt, started a team book club; we read one…

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Podcast Episode 16: Take Feedback Like A Boss

Podcast Episode 16: Take Feedback Like a Boss

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. Listen to the episode: In This Week's Episode Taking feedback well is…

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Quitting With Radical Candor

Quitting with Radical Candor

As we’ve mentioned in a couple of podcast episodes (Ep 13: Help! My Boss is a Micromanager and Ep 8: How to Give Feedback to Your Boss), sometimes no matter how hard you try, no matter how much great feedback…

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Radical Candor Is Not About Labeling People

Radical Candor is Not About Labeling People

The Radical Candor vocabulary can be very useful for creating shared context and a shared standard around feedback. However, there are some good ways and some not-so-good ways to use this vocabulary. When used within a company, it can be…

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Podcast Episode 14: Guide For New Managers

Podcast Episode 14: Guide for New Managers

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…

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Ruinous Empathy And Recruiting, A Story

Ruinous Empathy and Recruiting, A Story

Seven years ago, before launching Femgineer and having Kim Scott on FemgineerTV, I had to make my first sales hire for my second startup, BizeeBee. I had never hired a salesperson before. Most of my hiring experience had been with technical…

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The Candor Boomerang

The Candor Boomerang

Marc Murphy, CEO at Atlatl Software, wrote us recently with this great feedback story, and a great new term to start using. Had a great candor moment this week that I wanted to share. I called it a candor boomerang... Marc…

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Podcast Episode 12: Make Meetings Less Awful

Podcast Episode 12: Make Meetings Less Awful

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…

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Tell Your Team Why You’re Using Candor Coach

Tell Your Team Why You’re Using Candor Coach

Our new Candor Coach app for iOS will help you become a Radically Candid manager by coaching you through three types of quick, in-person feedback conversations with your team members. When you get started, it can help to let your…

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Announcing Candor Coach

Announcing Candor Coach

We are excited to announce that we have built a new app for improving your feedback, Candor Coach for iOS. We think you’ll love it--and we promise to keep making it better if you’ll tell us what you don’t love, or…

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Video: Radical Candor, The Book

Video: Radical Candor, the Book

We're very excited for the release of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, coming next Tuesday, March 14th! To get excited for Pi Day, and the copy of the book that you've hopefully already pre-ordered :),…

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What It Means To Care Personally About Your Team

What It Means to Care Personally About Your Team

Most of us have experienced a bad boss, and unfortunately, those experiences can create lasting effects. Here’s a story and question we got from a listener after she listened to the first episode of the Radical Candor podcast -- it…

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Video: A Manipulative Insincerity Story

Video: A Manipulative Insincerity Story

Manipulative Insincerity is the worst of the quadrants in our Radical Candor 2x2 because you don't Challenge Directly or show you Care Personally. Unfortunately, when you or those around you behave with Manipulative Insincerity, it's often reciprocated and difficult to break out…

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So You’re Younger Than Your Direct Reports…

So You’re Younger Than Your Direct Reports…

We frequently talk to managers who find it challenging to have direct reports who are older or more experienced than they are. We’re taught from a young age to “respect our elders,” which actually means to defer to them. With…

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