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Podcast Season 4, Mini Episode 2: The ‘Um’ Story

Radical Candor happens at the intersection of Care Personally and Challenge Directly. On this mini-episode of the Radical Candor podcast, Kim tells the “Um Story,” which outlines exactly what we mean when we say Care Personally and Challenge Directly. Kim explains why the feedback she received from her boss was so effective and led to even more success.

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The conversation Kim had with her boss was extremely effective on two counts. First, it made her want to solve the problem her boss made her aware of immediately.

Second, it made Kim appreciate her boss and it inspired Kim to give better guidance to her own team.

“The way she gave praise and criticism got me thinking about how to teach other people how to adopt this style of management,” Kim Says. “All this from a two-minute encounter.”

Read more about the “Um Story” in chapter 2 of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity.


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Improvising Radical Candor, a partnership between Radical Candor and Second City Works, introduces The Feedback Loop (think Groundhog Day meets The Office), a 5-episode workplace comedy series starring David Alan Grier that brings to life Radical Candor’s simple framework for navigating candid conversations.

You’ll get an hour of hilarious content about a team whose feedback fails are costing them business; improv-inspired exercises to teach everyone the skills they need to work better together, and after-episode action plans you can put into practice immediately.

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The Radical Candor Podcast theme music was composed by Cliff Goldmacher. Order his book: The Reason For The Rhymes: Mastering the Seven Essential Skills of Innovation by Learning to Write Songs.

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