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Radical Candor

Kim Scott and Russ Laraway / Onward Project / Panoply

A show about how not to hate the boss you have...or be the boss you hate. Hosts Kim Scott and Russ Laraway, Candor, Inc. co-founders and Silicon Valley veterans, will share stories from their experiences and change the way you think about management....Show More
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Ep. 23: Can I Give Feedback to Peers? Should I?

30:14 | Jun 6th, 2017

The purpose of feedback is to help people find more success, so it’s CRAZY to think it’s only the manager’s job to give feedback. It’s everyone’s job! In this episode, Kim and Russ share stories and advice for giving feedback to your peers… and avoid...Show More
Ep. 22: It’s About Humans, Not Resources

29:05 | May 30th, 2017

Do you ever get so caught up in achieving results at work that you forget that the people around you are real people? Even the most empathetic of us can make this mistake. This episode, Kim and Russ are joined by guest Al Guido, President of the San ...Show More
Ep. 21: More Time Hiring = Less Time Firing

24:38 | May 23rd, 2017

Building a great team is critical for bosses, but how do you bring on the right people? Interviewing and hiring is so hard to do — in this episode, Kim and Russ share some of their mistakes, what they’ve learned, and advice for a better hiring proces...Show More
Ep. 20: Help! My Boss is an Absentee Manager

20:23 | May 16th, 2017

Absentee managers may not be as frustrating as micromanagers, but they’re even more common and can have a negative impact on your career. Kim and Russ share stories of absentee managers, talk about whether to just make do with this type of boss, and ...Show More
Ep. 19: Being a Boss Isn’t for Everyone… Including Some Bosses

27:24 | May 9th, 2017

How do you know if management is right for you? Maybe you’re thinking about becoming a boss, or you’re already a boss but aren’t sure you want to be. Kim and Russ are joined by guest Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew, to share stories and advice for m...Show More
Ep. 18: We Couldn't Decide on a Title for This Episode

23:13 | May 2nd, 2017

Decisions are critical to keeping your team moving forward, but a lot of people struggle to make them. Kim and Russ share advice to help you make sure that perfect doesn’t become the enemy of good.
Ep. 17: Promotion Schmomotion

18:53 | Apr 25th, 2017

Everyone loves promotions, right? Well…not so fast. Kim and Russ talk about how promotions might be hurting you and your team and suggest some other ways to think about recognizing high performers.
Ep. 16: Take Feedback Like a Boss

20:28 | Apr 18th, 2017

Feedback helps you grow, right? So why is it so hard to take? Kim and Russ share their tips and techniques for what to do after you get feedback.
Ep. 15: What's Your Body Language Telling Me?

23:00 | Apr 11th, 2017

We keep saying that in person feedback is best...why is that? Body language! You can learn a lot from someone else's body language, and you can also use your own body language to communicate. Join Kim, Russ, and guest Amy Chang of Accompany to learn ...Show More
Ep. 14: Guide for New Managers

25:17 | Apr 4th, 2017

Maybe you're a first-time manager at a new company. Maybe you've been promoted within your current company. Either way, you probably have a lot of questions about how to work best with your team and get the best results. Rest assured, Kim and Russ ar...Show More
Ep. 13: Help! My Boss is a Micromanager

22:30 | Mar 28th, 2017

If you’ve ever had a micromanager boss, you know how frustrating and demotivating it is to be micromanaged. You feel powerless — what can you do? Kim and Russ have some advice for these situations.
Ep. 12: Make Meetings Less Awful

26:35 | Mar 21st, 2017

Meetings can be an extremely frustrating part of work. But they don't have to be! Listen to this episode with guest Claire Johnson of Stripe to discover a meeting opportunity you may be missing, learn how to combat the worst meeting habit, and get so...Show More
Ep. 11: Creating a Culture of Radical Candor

23:26 | Mar 14th, 2017

By now you're familiar with the ideas behind Radical Candor -- Care Personally and Challenge Directly. How can you take these ideas and make organizational change? In this episode, Kim and Russ talk about how to create a culture of Radical Candor in ...Show More
Ep. 10: Staying Connected with Remote Teams

26:56 | Mar 7th, 2017

When your team or boss doesn't work in the same location you do, communicating and building a strong relationship are much harder! Kim and Russ share stories of their challenges and successes and give advice for staying connected with remote teams.
Ep. 9: Showing Appreciation Makes Work More Fun

24:28 | Feb 28th, 2017

In honor of Employee Appreciation Day, this Friday, March 3rd, Russ and Kim talk about cultivating a sense of appreciation within your team. They explain why many bosses aren’t great at this and share some tips for showing appreciation this week!
Ep. 8: How to Give Feedback to Your Boss

24:31 | Feb 21st, 2017

Being able to give your boss feedback is one of the key ways not to hate the boss you have! But this can be extremely daunting and sometimes risky…how do you do it so that you’ll be heard and not shut down?
Ep. 7: How to Get Feedback from Your Boss

25:54 | Feb 14th, 2017

Feedback is critical for success, so what happens if you aren’t getting the feedback you need? It can feel hard to ask for feedback, especially from your boss, but Russ and Kim have some advice! This episode is all about how to get feedback from your...Show More
Ep. 6: Telling People What to Do Doesn't Work

28:37 | Feb 7th, 2017

One of the most common mistakes bosses make is thinking their job is to tell people what to do. But that doesn’t work! So how can you get people moving in the same direction and achieving results collaboratively? Listen to this week’s episode for tip...Show More
Ep. 5: Career Conversations

23:27 | Jan 31st, 2017

As a manager, your job is to help your people grow. But have you ever asked yourself, “Grow into what?” This week, Russ and Kim talk about a technique for getting to know the people on your team, understanding the things that motivate them, learning ...Show More
Ep. 4: Ruinous Empathy and Criticism

27:56 | Jan 24th, 2017

Giving criticism isn't usually something that people look forward to, but it needs to be done! If you don't give criticism when it's needed, you end up hurting people you care about by being "too nice." Kim and Russ both share stories about learning ...Show More
Ep. 3: Ruinous Empathy and Praise

21:07 | Jan 17th, 2017

Have you ever received praise that made it feel like you were just getting a pat on the head? Or have you ever given someone praise because you wanted them to like you? This episode is for you! This week on the Radical Candor podcast: Ruinous Empathy...Show More
Ep. 2: Radically Candid Criticism

23:08 | Jan 10th, 2017

Radical Candor Episode 2 is here! In this week’s episode, Russ and Kim talk about Radically Candid criticism. What is it and why does it work? They share stories about times they screwed up and then received Radically Candid criticism. Russ and Kim a...Show More
Ep. 1: What is Radical Candor?

22:40 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Our first podcast episode is available now! This week Kim and Russ introduce the ideas behind Radical Candor, tell how they learned these lessons the hard way, and share practical tips for better relationships at work.
Coming Soon: Radical Candor

00:54 | Dec 20th, 2016

A weekly podcast debuting January 2, 2017 with The Onward Project.  Subscribe now to ensure you get the episodes as soon as they are available!