Kim Scott Radical Candor podcast

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 your 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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What is Radical Candor?

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The Radical Candor Checklist

Even though we’re physically distant at work, that doesn’t mean we can’t cultivate caring and candid relationships with peers, managers and direct reports.

Today’s checklist is about checking in during virtual meetings as a way to show care for the people you work with, and to understand what’s important to them at that moment.

Tip 1: Keep it simple: Red — super distracted; Yellow — kind of here; Green — ready to go!

Tip 2: For small teams, spend 5 minutes at the top of the meeting asking everyone how they’re doing. If you get challenging feedback, take time in the meeting to address it!

Tip 3: Use tools like Chat, Word Clouds, and getting into pairs/small groups via breakout rooms to get pulse checks for larger groups.

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We’re giving our podcast listeners 10% off the individual self-paced course. Go to and enter promo code FEEDBACK at checkout.

Binge-worthy, not cringe-worthy, this Netflix-style digital learning program includes:

  • An hour of hilarious content about a team whose feedback fails are costing them business, delivered over 5 episodes.
  • Improv-inspired exercises to teach you the skills you need to think more quickly on your feet and work more effectively with others.
  • Quizzes and action plans you can put into practice immediately.

Giving and receiving feedback is crucial to your success, but we know it can be uncomfortable. So put on your PJs, get comfy on your couch, and Let’s Get Radical! (Sorry, popcorn not included.)

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