Episode 8: Radical Candor, Part II

This episode, we concluded our discussion of Kim Scott’s Radical Candor. After noting that we both found the second part more valuable than the first, we got into the nitty-gritty details:

  • 5:35 Situation, Behavior, Impact
  • 10:08 Power dynamics and being the boss
  • 11:13 The importance of soliciting feedback anonymously, especially as a boss
  • 15:30 Experiences giving negative feedback
  • 18:20 Freshness of this book compared with classics
  • 20:30 Gender, gendered language, and Radical Candor
  • 33:58 Speaking factually as a partial mitigation of sexist rejection of valid criticism
  • 39:00 The Radical Candor approach to identity politics
  • 43:04 It’s not always about gender bias… but speak factually to make sure it isn’t
  • 47:26 Splitting “Big Decision” and “Big Debate” meetings
  • 54:19 Being proactive and explicit about company culture
  • 1:03:11 Values should be longstanding; their implementation should be flexible
  • 1:09:54 Closing thoughts

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