Storytelling at work

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What makes a good story and why do leaders need to know? Kim and Amy discuss storytelling at work, how our brains are wired for stories and why Kim focuses so much on stories in Radical Candor.

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Radical Candor Podcast: The Art of Storytelling at Work

Storytelling at work

You know we love stories at Radical Candor — Kim’s book is full of them, we share our own stories in our workshop and encourage participants— and all of you — to share your stories as well.

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  1. Show, don’t tell. Don’t allow yourself to get into kind of sloppy abstractions. Think very specifically about the situation and why it mattered.
  2. Story listening is just as important, if not more important than storytelling, especially if you’re a leader. We all have unique, specific stories to tell, and the best way to understand your company’s vision and values is through your employees’ words behaviors and passions.
  3. To make sure that your persuasion is persuasive. Follow Aristotle’s credibility, logic and emotion model. Make sure you’re explaining why you have credibility, that you’re sharing your logic, and most importantly, that you’re addressing the emotions of other people, not your own emotions.

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The Radical Candor Podcast is based on the book Radical Candor: Be A Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott.

Episodes are written and produced by Brandi Neal with script editing by Amy Sandler. The show features Radical Candor co-founders Kim Scott and Jason Rosoff and is hosted by Amy Sandler. Nick Carissimi is our audio engineer.

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