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Kim Scott is a two-time New York Times bestselling author. In this chat, we talk about her first iconic book, Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Kim is a former tech executive, leading critical teams with founders at Google, Apple, and YouTube – and, she’s been a Coach to CEOs at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and more.

Daniel Pink, Author of the bestseller Drive & A Whole New Mind says “Kim Scott has a well-earned reputation as a kickass boss and
a voice that CEOs take seriously.

"Reading Radical Candor will help you build, lead and inspire teams to do the best work of their lives."
 -- Sheryl Sandberg, former Facebook COO & author of LeanIn

 Gain insight on being a leader who cares personally but also challenges directly…and how to create a culture of candor.


Take the Radical Candor Quiz 

How Radically Candid is your communication? Answer five questions selecting the option that best represents how you would typically respond in the given situations to test how you show up on the Radically Candid scale.

Laugh and Learn Your Way to a Feedback Culture

Featured in The Economist, The Feedback Loop — a laugh-and-learn training program that includes a workplace comedy starring David Alan Grier — helps you develop a candid culture of effective feedback. This is a binge-worthy, not cringe-worthy, Netflix-style feedback training course for your entire team.

Learn more and preview here. Get 10% off here.

Radical Candor (Updated Edition): 
Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Using Radical Candor -- avoiding the perils of Obnoxious Aggression, Manipulative Insincerity, and Ruinous Empathy -- you can be kind and clear at the same time. Radical Candor is packed with guidance to help you improve your relationships at work and beyond and is available in hardback, softcover, Kindle, and Audible.

Just Work: How to Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Build
a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity

Just Work is Kim Scott's newest book, revealing a practical framework for both respecting everyone’s individuality and collaborating effectively. This is the essential guide leaders and their employees need to create more just workplaces and establish new norms of collaboration and respect.

Are Radical Candor and Psychological Safety at Odds?

In our chat, Kim mentions the FastCompany article she wrote with psychological safety pioneer Amy Edmondson.
GREAT NUGGETS from these 2 leading minds discussing the interplay of psych safety and candor. A must-read if you want to grow a culture of innovation, inclusion, or high performance.

Having a “safe” environment can seem at odds with the notion of radical candor…Psychological safety isn’t about being COMFORTABLE all the time. Without an environment where candor is welcome, a team can’t perform at their best. It’s about embracing the discomfort. "When leaders are confident enough to solicit and reward feedback, this encourages employees to say what they really think."

FastCompany: 4 steps to create psychological safety in your teams 

Connecting with Kim - is packed with resources...a blog, videos, virtual workshops, digital courses and more. Find articles from Fast Company, Forbes and more at: and resources galore at

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