While listening to Season 1 of the Radical Candor Podcast, you may hear references to the Candor Coach App or the Candor Gauge. These are no longer available, but we trust you’ll find lots of other useful tips to bring Radical Candor into your everyday life. Starting with Season 2 the Radical Candor Podcast features Kim Scott and Jason Rosoff, is hosted by Amy Sandler and produced by Brandi Neal. To see the show notes for each episode of the Radical Candor Podcast, click on the title of each episode listed below.

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Podcast Season 4, Episode: Get Shit Done Step 5 — Persuade Uncle Scrammy

On this episode of the Radical Candor Podcast the team explains that once a decision is made, you’ve got to get people on board, which brings us to step 5 of the Get Shit Done Wheel — Persuade. While getting others to accept your idea might feel like a foregone conclusion, persuasion isn’t easy, and it’s important to get it right. What’s more, persuasion at this stage of the GSD Wheel can feel unnecessary and make the decider resentful of people on the team who aren’t fully in agreement. Kim, Jason and Amy discuss why expecting others to implement a decision without being persuaded that it’s the right thing to do is a recipe for terrible results and why it’s vital to persuade people (like your friend’s Uncle Scrammy) that you’ve done your homework.

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Podcast Season 4, Episode 10: Get Shit Done Step 4 — Push Decisions Into the Facts

On this episode of the Radical Candor Podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss how to make a decision after you’ve listened, clarified and debated your idea. Step 4 of the Get Shit Done Wheel, decide, is all about pushing the decisions into the facts. The Radical Candor Podcast team outlines 4 steps to follow when making decisions once you have shoved all ego — especially your own — out of the way. They also talk about the pitfalls of unconscious bias, the perils of skipping steps 1-3 and how to avoid garbage can decision-making.

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Podcast Season 4, Episode 9: How to Be a Thought Partner Instead of a Micro or Absentee Manager

On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Amy and Jason discuss managers who have low, almost non-existent involvement in their team’s work, aka absentee managers; those with extremely (maybe excruciatingly) close involvement, aka micromanagers; and thought partners — the ones who empower, enable and encourage their teams to do the best work of their lives. While a lot of us have tendencies to act in absentee or micromanager mode, it’s hard for us to want to look at ourselves that way. Listen to this episode if you want to understand how to be a true thought partner.

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Podcast Season 4, Episode 8: Get Shit Done Step 3 — Debate (Don’t Squish) Ideas

On this episode of the Radical Candor Podcast, we’re going to talk about the steps to follow for a successful debating process. If you skip the debate phase of the Get Sh*t Done Wheel, you’ll make worse decisions, you’ll be unable to persuade everyone who needs to implement, and you’ll ultimately slow down or grind to a halt. Kim, Jason, Amy and producer Brandi discuss a time when a debate went awry and what they should have done instead.

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Podcast Season 4, Episode 7: Radically Candid Conversations — Kim Scott & Russ Laraway

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 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.

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Podcast Season 4, Episode 6: Get Shit Done Step 2 (Part 2) — Leverage Staff Meetings to Help Clarify Ideas

It’s time for part two of how to clarify your thinking for yourself and others as part of the Get Sh*t Done Wheel (listen to part one). On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss how to leverage staff meetings and think time to clarify your ideas.

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Podcast Season 4, Episode 5: Get Shit Done Step 2 — Clarify Your Thinking For Yourself and Others (Part 1)

Once you have created a culture of listening, the next step in the Radical Candor Get Sh*t Done Wheel is to push yourself and your direct reports to understand and convey thoughts and ideas more clearly. Trying to solve a problem that hasn’t been clearly defined is not likely to result in a good solution; debating a half-baked idea is likely to discourage it. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss the two most important things to do when clarifying an idea.

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Podcast Season 4, Episode 4: Get Shit Done Step 1 — Create a Culture of Listening

Our next several episodes of the Radical Candor podcast are going to be shorter explorations of the nuts-and-bolts details about each step of the Get Shit Done Wheel. First up is listening. Kim, Jason and Amy discuss how to create a culture of listening because if you can get your team members to listen to one another, they’ll fix things that you as the boss didn’t even know were broken.

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Podcast Season 4, Episode 3: Skill and Will — 5 Reasons Why People On a Steep Growth Trajectory Don’t Always Perform Well

On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss one of the most perplexing management dilemmas you might experience: when a person who ought to be taking on more and more responsibility and performing better every day is instead doing the opposite. This person is doing excellent work on a steep growth trajectory — maybe they even want to be your boss someday — and you’ve put in charge of the most important work or assigned them to solve your most difficult problems because they’re just that good. So why are they flailing instead of flying? We’ve seen this happen for five different reasons. Plus, organizations we’re supporting for humanitarian relief in Ukraine

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Podcast Season 4, Episode 2: Use the GSD Wheel So No One Feels Sad, Bad or Left Out

As we continue into 2022, or more accurately what feels like the third year of 2020, the mere idea of trying to get stuff done at work likely feels overwhelming. We’ve got you. On this episode of the Radical Candor Podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy talk about the Get Sh*t Done Wheel, a step-by-step process that can help make getting things accomplished much easier. The GSD Wheel has 7 steps: Listen, Clarify, Debate, Decide, Persuade, Implement and Learn. When run effectively, the GSD Wheel will enable your team to achieve more collectively than anyone could ever dream of achieving individually.

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