Improvising Radical Candor

‘Improvising Radical Candor: Digital’ Offers A Fun and Fresh Approach to Professional Development

As part of our partnership with Second City Works, we’re excited to announce Improvising Radical Candor: Digital, a suite of digital videos and support materials that will offer a scalable way for organizations to implement Radical Candor’s proven feedback framework. 

Available in early 2020, our digital content will serve as a learning extension to our in-person workshops designed to create candid, talent-retaining company cultures. Improvising Radical Candor’s playful, interactive approach encourages teams to Care Personally, Challenge Directly + Practice Playfully to manage the most heated moments at work with agency, grace and humor. 

The Improvising Radical Candor: Digital suite of content will offer:

  • A scalable, easy way for companies to distribute the Radical Candor program.
  • Entertaining, interactive, bite-sized, subscription-based digital videos. 
  • A framework, shared vocabulary and engaging platform for playful practice.
  • Guidance and resources for creating a culture of trust and psychological safety.

Improvising Radical Candor

“Through improvisation, teams take the time and space to practice exchanging direct and challenging feedback in a way that’s both caring and supportive,” says Kelly Leonard, executive director of applied improvisation and insights, Second City Works. 

Time and again, we have found that the best way to create a culture of Radical Candor is through practice. Companies that have implemented Radical Candor say it’s changed the way they work, improved their relationships and increased their revenue. Our new digital suite makes implementing Radical Candor more accessible than ever. 

Radical Candor had a significant impact on our team. Overall, it’s encouraged our managers to step outside of their comfort zones, engage in healthy debates, and think about feedback in a different light. Nicholas Miller, co-founder and CEO, Gather

We grew 285% the year we implemented Radical Candor. James Carbary, founder, Sweet Fish Media

By fostering a culture of Radical Candor on our team, we’ve been able to move even faster as an agile company. We get to the root of issues faster, but we also are able to mentor much more effectively. – Matt Butler, CEO, and Paige Paquette, head of marketing, ZenHub


Designed to help teams learn how to manage even the most heated moments at work with agency, grace and humor, the Improvising Radical Candor: Digital platform will provide companies with a way to make learning to give and receive feedback fresh, fun and effective. We’re offering exclusive partnerships to early adopters. Contact to learn more.

Improvising Radical Candor is a co-production of Radical Candor, LLC and Second City Works. It is currently offered to teams and organizations as a live event in both a keynote and workshop format. A suite of digital content is also in development: videos and interactive exercises to inspire individuals and teams to practice the important skills of giving, receiving and encouraging feedback at work. By exercising Radical Candor through improvisation, teams learn the art of giving and receiving feedback while developing core improv fundamentals that emphasize skills like active listening, staying present and being others-focused. Download the press kit
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