By Kim Scott and Russ Laraway / Onward Project / Panoply
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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. Join us each week for actionable tips for doing the best work of your life and building the best relationships of your career.
||CleanEp. 23: Can I Give Feedback to Peers? Should I?||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 avoiding the pitfalls.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22: It’s About Humans, Not Resources||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 Francisco 49ers, to share stories and advice for putting the human back in human resources.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21: More Time Hiring = Less Time Firing||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 process.||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20: Help! My Boss is an Absentee Manager||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 give their tips for what to do when you find yourself with an absentee manager.||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19: Being a Boss Isn’t for Everyone… Including Some Bosses||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 making this decision.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18: We Couldn't Decide on a Title for This Episode||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.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17: Promotion Schmomotion||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.||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16: Take Feedback Like a Boss||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.||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15: What's Your Body Language Telling Me?||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 how body language can help you out at work.||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14: Guide for New Managers||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 are here to help.||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13: Help! My Boss is a Micromanager||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.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12: Make Meetings Less Awful||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 some tips you can use to start improving your meetings this week.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11: Creating a Culture of Radical Candor||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 your own workplace.||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10: Staying Connected with Remote Teams||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.||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9: Showing Appreciation Makes Work More Fun||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!||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8: How to Give Feedback to Your Boss||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?||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: How to Get Feedback from Your Boss||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 boss.||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: Telling People What to Do Doesn't Work||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 tips from Russ and Kim about how NOT to tell people what to do.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Career Conversations||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 about their dreams, and helping them make tangible progress towards those dreams.||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Ruinous Empathy and Criticism||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 this the hard way, and some tips to help you avoid Ruinous Empathy.||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Ruinous Empathy and Praise||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 and praise, with special guest, Dick Costolo!||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Radically Candid Criticism||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 also give concrete tips for offering Radically Candid criticism in your own workplace.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: What is Radical Candor?||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.||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: Radical Candor||Coming January 2 with The Onward Project||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this podcast
Well, admittedly, I am biased. This is the podcase I do with Russ Laraway. We are having enormous fun doing it. But of course we want to know how it could be better. Give us Radical Candor on Radical Candor :)
Inspiring and thought provoking. As an area head in academia I am challenged by the process of supervising people. It wasn't what I was originally hired to do (I teach) but rather was tapped to accomplish because of the structure of the department. In essence, I am an "administrator" for all the needs of the area within the department but am also expected to critique the work of my colleagues, create and present ideas to improve curriculum and course trajectory and the profile of the area. However I have absolutely no power to hire or fire. My team is comprised of professors with tenure (I have tenure) who I "inherited." I don't have the ability to compose the perfect team. The ideas I present to my area or department- I have no real power to implement. The structure is basically an exercise in the good or ill will of my colleagues, there is no way to enforce the completion or quality of delegated tasks. If a colleague forgets to do their work or is too slow or shoddy, I have no way to exact consequences beyond a conversation. All of which begins to feel incredibly burdensome to me. In addition this duty is in many ways a "service" to my department and University as my salary in no way reflects the additional duties, I am given a slight course load reduction as compensation.
I'm looking for methods to be proud of my work and move forward in a manner that I feel reflects my values and ethics and will help prevent complete cynicism or bitterness on my part. This show is informative and inspiring and I feel as if I'm in on a conversation to which I was never privy in studies for my own discipline. Thanks!
So Smart, helpful and interesting!
Very excited to watch this podcast develop and grow. Great start with the first episode. The insights and stories Kim and Russ have to share aren't just for managers or employees who are struggling in the work place. Radical Candor works for everyone and will make your work place and communications with everyone much better! Give it a shot!