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, Mini Episode 1: Radical Candor 6-Minute Crash Course — Love Is Not All You Need

Welcome to the Radical Candor podcast’s first mini-episode. We’ll be posting these bite-sized 5-10 minute mini Radical Candor podcast episodes between regular episodes. These quick hits will feature Kim Scott, Radical Candor author and co-founder, giving actionable tips that allow you to put specific parts of Radical Candor into action immediately. In this first mini-episode, Kim breaks down the principles of Radical Candor in six minutes. Radical Candor is Caring Personally while Challenging Directly. At its core, Radical Candor is guidance and feedback that’s both kind and clear, specific and sincere.

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Podcast Season 3, Episode 5: Let’s Talk About Bullying In Remote Workplaces

The Workplace Bullying Institute describes workplace bullying as: “Repeated mistreatment of an employee by one or more employees; abusive conduct that is: threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, work sabotage, or verbal abuse.” In its 2021 survey, the WBI noted that 43% of remote employees reported being bullied at work with 50% of that bullying taking place in meetings. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Amy and Jason talk about combatting bullying in remote work environments.

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Podcast Season 3, Episode 4: Gauge the Feedback You’re Giving & Getting

Do you ever wonder how the feedback you give others is landing? How about your reaction to the feedback you’re receiving? This giving-and-getting feedback stuff can be tricky. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Amy and Jason talk about how to gauge feedback. In other words, how does the feedback that you give land for the other person? One of the things that we like to say is that Radical Candor is measured, not at the speaker’s mouth, but at the listener’s ear. And, this applies to the feedback you give as well as the feedback you get.

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Podcast Season 3, Episode 3: Radically Candid Conversations — Kim Scott & Trier Bryant Talk Bias, Prejudice & Bullying In the Workplace

On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, we’re bringing back our Radically Candid Conversations series. Amy talks to Kim Scott about her new book Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair, and her new company Just Work that she’s launching with Trier Bryant. Kim and Trier break down how to recognize, address and eliminate bias, prejudice and bullying in the workplace to create more just working environments. Buy the book, learn about the company and listen to the podcast to learn why just work environments aren’t just the right thing to do, they’re also good for business.

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

On this 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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