Tune in to the Radical Candor Podcast to learn to love your job and kick ass at work without losing your humanity by practicing the principles of Radical Candor. Improve your feedback and communications skills, become a better leader, manager or team player, and drive your #careergoals in the direction of your dreams. Host and Lead Radical Candor Coach Amy Sandler leads discussions with Radical Candor Author and Co-founder Kim Scott and CEO and Co-founder Jason Rosoff about what it means to be Radically Candid, why it’s simple but not easy to Care Personally and Challenge Directly on the daily, and why it’s worth it.

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How to Communicate With Your Family During the Holidays 5 | 30

Holiday communication with your family can be rife with stress. And while you love your family, let’s be frank, family togetherness during the holidays often goes sideways. So much so that it’s become a trope that’s spawned dozens of holiday movies. But you can survive it by practicing Radical Candor with your nearest and dearest this holiday season to avoid defaulting to Obnoxious Aggression, Manipulative Insincerity or Ruinous Empathy.

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A ‘Hot Potato’ Management Dilemma 5 | 29

Kim, Jason and Amy answer a listener’s question about how to give a year-end performance review to someone who’s been bounced from team to team and manager to manager. They also reveal why everyone needs an “I love me” folder.

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Identify the Elephant 5 | 28

Kim, Jason and Amy answer a listener’s question about how to identify the elephant in the room when a direct report’s performance isn’t meeting expectations. Kim and Jason roleplay how to be kind and clear when delivering feedback to someone who’d rather not hear it. While it can be tempting to default to Ruinous Empathy, the team explains why it’s important to double down on the challenge directly axis of Radical Candor instead.

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Your ‘Nice’ Workplace Culture is Fraught With False Harmony 5 | 27

Can a “nice” workplace culture be as toxic as an abusive one? This past summer, our content intern Katie Bartlett (hi Katie!) wrote a piece about the workplace culture trend toward “niceness” investigating whether or not prioritizing “nice” feedback that’s full of vague platitudes over specific and sincere feedback that could make people uncomfortable is harmful. Is toxic positivity Ruinous Empathy or Manipulative Insincerity? Perhaps it’s both.

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Is Being a Manager Right for Me? 5 | 25

At some point during your career, you’ve likely asked yourself: Should I be a manager? We’ve mentioned on previous episodes of the Radical Candor podcast that at many organizations the only opportunity for growth, advancement, and a pay bump is to become a manager. For folks who thrive on building a team and guiding others to achieve results, becoming a manager may be a dream come true. On the other hand, management could be a nightmare for high-performing individual contributors who are experts in their fields but have a low frustration tolerance for herding cats. How do you know if management is right for you? Kim and Jason discuss their paths to management.

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Radically Candid Conversations — Making MasterClass 5 | 24

On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy welcome two very special guests, Ezra Rose and Davis Carter. Ezra and Davis were integral in the production of the Radical Candor Sessions by MasterClass. The group talks about the making of MasterClass, strategies for managing cross-functional teams and how to get everyone home in time for dinner.

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We Have Some Feedback About Feedforward 5 | 23

On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss the trend of prioritizing future-focused feedforward over backward-looking feedback. Feedback vs. feedforward — both of these words are well-intentioned euphemisms that tend toward either Ruinous Empathy or Manipulative Insincerity. Kim has strong opinions on the words “feedforward” and “feedback.” Tune in to find out why one word makes Kim want to put her hands over her ears and the other makes her want to throw up in her mouth.

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Leading With Compassion 5 | 22

In times of trauma, it’s all about care personally. This is not the moment to challenge directly. Or to make policy pronouncements, especially if that’s not your job. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss leading with compassion amid the chaos and catastrophe in Israel and Gaza.

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Radically Candid Conversations With Ally Love — Boss Up & Boost Your Confidence 5 | 21

If you’re the boss, it all starts with you. For better or worse, a boss establishes the tone and sets the standard for everything that follows. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy welcome Peloton and TODAY show contributor Ally Love! Ally shares how Radical Candor can help you boss up and increase your confidence at work, the best #RadyCandy she got from her husband, a few of her favorite things and more.

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