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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Podcast Season 5, Episode 10: How to Make Work Less Like Junior High (A Tale of 2 Jasons)

On this episode of the Radical Candor Podcast, Kim, Amy and Jason discuss how to make work less like junior high by implementing something Fred Kofman — Kim’s coach at Google — calls clean escalation. Clean escalation dictates managers not allow people to talk about one another to them behind each other’s backs and not engage in office gossip. 

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Podcast Season 5, Episode 9: How to Avoid the ‘Oops, Just Kidding’ Job Offer by Hiring the Right People at the Right Time

On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss another upsetting trend in the workplace — the “Oops, just kidding!” job offer. The team emphasizes the importance of remembering that the people you are hiring are real human beings with loved ones, bills and responsibilities. You’re not trying them on like a pair of shoes you can discard later if they’re not the right fit. It’s important to get hiring right and Radical Candor has a strategy to set you up for success.

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Podcast Season 5, Episode 8: The Fundamental Attribution Error and The Little Evil Translator

On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss how the fundamental attribution error makes us more likely to use personality attributes to explain someone else’s behavior rather than considering our own behavior or situational factors that were probably the real cause of the behavior. This is where the “not about personality” part of Radical Candor comes into play. Plus, Jason introduces us to the little evil translator inside his head that, for many years, made him hear feedback as: “You’re terrible. You’re completely incompetent. There’s no possible way you’re going to succeed. It’s a miracle that you managed to tie your own shoes to the office this morning.” Same? Listen and nod along.

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Podcast Season 5, Episode 7: Fears for Tears

Showing compassion is real work, and, like all real work, it is rewarding and also taxing. In general, we undervalue the emotional labor of being the boss. But this emotional labor is not just part of the job; it’s the key to being a good boss. On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast Kim, Jason and Amy discuss emotional labor through the lens of a scenario sent to us by one of our listeners looking for guidance on how to avoid being a ShamWow for everyone on their team.

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Podcast Season 5, Episode 6: ‘Radical Candor’ Rescued From an Abandoned Apartment

On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy dig into the digital advice mailbag and answer questions from Radical Candor listeners and readers. What happens when people think you’re too young to lead? How can you stop paying the a**hole tax? How can you be more present at work when everything is stressful all of the time? Listen to find out!

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Podcast Season 5, Episode 5: Quiet Hiring—Opportunity or Dumpster Fire?

On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason, Amy and Brandi discuss Quiet Hiring, Turnover Contagion and Layoff Survivor Guilt. These byproducts of layoffs can lead to a culture of fear, and when people are working out of fear, they start to avoid taking risks. They learn less, they grow less, they innovate less, and they become less than they could be. The way you treat people when times are tough determines whether you’ll get their best effort, a perfunctory effort, or an effort to sabotage you. When you treat people like cogs in a machine, you’ll get no more than you demand, and you create an incentive to break the machine.

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Podcast Season 5, Episode 4: The Emotional Toll of Being Laid Off is Real

Jason hosts this episode of the Radical Candor podcast and interviews Amy, Kim and Brandi about layoffs. The team discusses layoffs from a few different perspectives — the most important one is the impact on people who are being laid off. The emotional and financial toll of being laid off is real. Amy says, “Looking back on it, it was a huge transformational time that set my life up in a way that I really wanted. But it felt like absolute sh*t in the process.”

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Podcast Season 5, Episode 3: Absentee Management and Quiet Firing — What’s the Difference?

On this episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim, Jason and Amy discuss absentee management and quiet firing. While these two things can feel the same to the person experiencing them, the thing that makes them different is the intention behind the behavior. Quiet firing happens when managers allow employees to have toxic experiences at work as a way to get them to quit. On the other hand, a more pervasive problem is well-intentioned bosses who practice absentee management. They’re that ghost boss who is rarely seen or heard from by their direct reports. What can you do if you work in this kind of environment? Listen now to learn more.

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Podcast Season 5, Episode 1: What’s Your Radical Candor Story?

Welcome to season 5 of the Radical Candor podcast! On this episode, we have a montage of Radical Candor, Manipulative Insincerity and Obnoxious Aggression stories from our coaches and core team. Chances are you can relate to one or more of these stories. If you have a story to share, send it to us at podcast@radicalcandor.com.

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