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 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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Podcast Season 2, Episode 8: The Go-To Question

Being the boss doesn’t mean you automatically get respect from people, but the authority does have an automatic impact on what people will say to you. Unfortunately, people are primed to mistrust you based on all the preconceived notions against bosses. As the boss, you’ll tend to get more flattery than critical feedback that can help you learn and grow. On this episode of the Radical Candor Podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy talk about how bosses can get real talk from employees by asking a go-to question.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 7: Proactive Forbearance & Radical Dandor

Feeling overwhelmed lately? You’re in good company. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss how doing less can lead to more success. Kim recommends creating a proactive forbearance list where you list all of the things you’re not going to do. Instead of feeling guilty about not doing the things on your list, celebrate them. This allows you to focus on the things you actually need to get done now. In addition, Jason explains the spoon theory and Amy talks Radical Dandor.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 6: Digging In to Toxic Stew

Radical Candor is a simple concept that’s not always easy to put into practice, and readers regularly reach out to us for advice about how to Care Personally and Challenge Directly. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Amy and Jason shed some light on how to give upwards feedback, how to give feedback to direct reports without making them develop a fear of coffee, how introverts can manage expectations about impromptu feedback, how to Care Personally about someone you have nothing in common with, and why everyone should be more curious about Carol.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 5: Radically Candid Conversations — Kim Scott & Tiffani Lee Discuss Using Radical Candor to Improve DEI Conversations

Our new podcast series, “Radically Candid Conversations,” features experts and guests who will help us learn, reflect and put our insights into action. This episode features Tiffani Lee, a partner at the law firm Holland & Knight, who recently wrote in an article about addressing racial injustice for Law360: “Our response to the grave injustice of this moment must be informed by Radical Candor.”

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 4: Radically Candid Conversations — Kim Scott & Dr. A. Breeze Harper Discuss Anti-Racism

Our new series, “Radically Candid Conversations,” features experts and guests who will help us learn, reflect, and put our insights into action. Our first discussion with Kim Scott and Dr. A. Breeze Harper, Ph.D., a diversity and inclusion strategist, antiracism scholar and facilitator, explores how to practice Radical Candor when addressing systemic racism; the historical origins and research-based understanding of white, racialized consciousness; what it means to be antiracist and how to practice anti-racism, and how we can be antiracist leaders, parents and citizens.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 3: Unhappy Cats In a Pond—Challenging Directly During a Crisis

In its most basic form, Radical Candor is a framework to facilitate communication that is kind, clear, specific and sincere. It’s about being able to Care Personally and Challenge Directly at the same time. While this kind of communication is always important for building trust and maintaining relationships, it’s even more important during a crisis when anxieties are heightened and everything is uncertain. Kim, Jason and Amy unpack how to Challenge Directly during a crisis without losing your humanity.

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 2: Zoom Roulette & Other Ways to Check In With Remote Teams

Suddenly the leader of a remote team due to COVID-19? Or maybe you’re an individual contributor who feels abandoned by their manager. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy talk about how to effectively check in with teams of all sizes while working remotely. Plus, what happened to Russ? Who are Amy and Jason? Listen to find out!

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 1: Leading With Kindness & Clarity During a Crisis

The Radical Candor podcast version 2.0 is here! Our first episode is a special discussion that originally aired as a live conversation between Kim Scott and our Improvising Radical Candor partner Kelly Leonard from Second City Works. You can click on the logo or title to read the transcript or push play listen to Kim and Kelly Discuss how to lead with kindness and clarity during a crisis.

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