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While listening to Season 1 of the Radical Candor Podcast, you may hear reference 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. To see the show notes, click on the title of each episode listed below.

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Podcast Season 3, Episode 2: Context Matters — Share Your Radical Candor Stories

On this week’s episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Amy and Jason discuss why it’s so important to share your stories with your team. Show some vulnerability. Your personal stories will explain, better than any management theory, what you really mean and show why you really mean it. That’s why Kim tells all those personal stories in Radical Candor. Your stories will mean a lot more to your team than other people’s stories do because they mean something to you. So, what makes a good story, and what’s appropriate to share? Amy and Jason break it down. 

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Podcast Season 3, Episode 1: Are You a Quiet or Loud Listener? Listening Lessons from Apple

Kim writes in Radical Candor that Apple CEO Tim Cook is a master of silence, a quiet listener. She describes Steve Jobs as a loud listener. What’s the difference between quiet and loud listening? On the first episode of the Radical Candor podcast season 3, Kim, Jason and Amy debate the merits of both loud and quiet listening, which Kim experienced firsthand while working with Steve Jobs and Tim Cook at Apple. Is quiet listening creepy? Is loud listening aggressive? Listen to the Radical Candor podcast to find out!

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 16: Navigating Emotional Reactions at Work

Whether you’re the one getting emotional or you’re giving someone feedback and they react with unexpected emotion, it’s important to recognize that while you can’t control or manage other people’s emotions, you can manage your emotional reactions at work. On the final episode of season 2 of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Amy and Jason talk about how to navigate emotional reactions at work. The worst thing you can do is ignore emotional reactions. Emotions like anger, sadness and fear are part of the human condition, and people shouldn’t have to leave their humanity at home when they come to work.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 15: What’s In It for Me? The Peer-to-Peer Feedback Dilemma

How can you get your employees more engaged at work if they’re not invested in the company long term, and is it your obligation to be Radically Candid with a peer at work who you know is lying? On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Amy and Jason answer listener questions, discuss their stints working in foodservice (their experiences involve mayonnaise and organized crime) and muse whether or not people can be more like Clay Christensen.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 14: Manipulative Insincerity, Talking ABOUT People Instead of TO Them

Manipulative Insincerity is what happens when you neither Care Personally nor Challenge Directly. It’s praise that is non-specific and insincere, or criticism that is neither clear nor kind. It’s the kind of backstabbing, political, passive aggressive behavior that might be fun to tell stories about but makes for a toxic workplace, ruining relationships and ruining work. One way to determine whether or not you’re operating from this quadrant is to ask yourself, “Am I talking about someone instead of to someone?” If the answer is yes, welcome to “Manipulative Insincerity.”

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 13: Radically Candid Conversations: Kim Scott & Debora Spar Discuss the Intersection of Technology and Human Relationships

Our podcast series, “Radically Candid Conversations,” features experts and guests who help us learn, reflect and put our insights into action. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Debora Spar, a Harvard Business School professor and former Barnard College president, talks to Kim Scott about her new book Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 12: Relationships, Not Power, Drive You Forward

In this episode of the Radical Candor podcast Kim and Jason answer listener questions and share their experiences about being a boss who’s younger than their direct reports and having their wings clipped by an absentee manager who isn’t invested in their success. They also agree that chair-throwing management styles aren’t an effective way to get things done (as Kim learned when she threw her bike helmet at a window when dealing with a bad boss at a former job). While command-and-control workplaces make for great fiction (and podcast stories), they’re awful in real life. Press play for actionable advice on how to move from command and control to collaboration.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 11: Radically Candid Conversations — Kim Scott & Annie Jean-Baptiste, Author of Building for Everyone

Our podcast series, “Radically Candid Conversations,” features experts and guests who help us learn, reflect and put our insights into action. This episode of the Radical Candor podcast features Annie Jean-Baptiste, head of product inclusion at Google and author of Building For Everyone: Expand Your Market With Design Practices From Google’s Product Inclusion Team. Kim and Annie discuss how to build inclusive products, teams and experiences by focusing on 12 areas of intersectionality: age, race, ability, culture, socioeconomic status, religion, geography, sexual orientation, gender, education, ethnicity and language.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 10: You Can’t Talk to Me That Way — Dealing With Obnoxious Aggression

If someone has approached you and said, “In the spirit of Radical Candor …” and then proceeded to act like a total jerk, you’ve experienced how some people use Radical Candor to justify being their worst selves. This behavior is not Radical Candor; it’s what we call Obnoxious Aggression. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy agree that nobody should have to pay the asshole tax or work for a seagull swoop-and-poop boss. They also explain why “Radical” Candor is actually Compassionate Candor versus a license to act like a jerk.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 9: Meet Like A Boss — The 411 On 1:1s

If you’re a boss, 1:1 meetings with your direct reports are a must-do. The purpose of a 1:1 meeting is to listen and clarify — to understand what direction each person working for you wants to head in, and what is blocking them. These meetings are your single best opportunity to listen, really listen, to the people on your team to make sure you understand their perspective on what’s working and what’s not working. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Amy and Jason spill the tea about how to have effective 1:1s, even when you can’t be together in person, and Kim sings a few notes from the Hall & Oates song “One On One.”

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