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When Radical Candor meets Radical Respect: A Conversation with Kim Scott

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“It’s better to have a hole than an asshole.” – Kim Scott


The art of leadership is not just about steering a team toward success, but doing so with a sense of genuine care and honesty. In this “radical” (as in rare) live episode of “Joseph Jaffe is not Famous,” Kim Scott, the author of “Radical Candor,” dives into the intricacies of radical candor and respect within the workplace.

Some of the key highlights from this episode include:

  1. A discussion of the Radical Candor framework and its four quadrants of behavior: ruinous empathy, obnoxious aggression, manipulative insincerity, and radical candor.
  2. Explaining the differences between empathy, sympathy, and compassion in communication.
  3. Sharing personal experiences with biases and challenges faced as a woman in leadership.
  4. Emphasizing the importance of caring, challenging directly, and being honest in relationships and work environments.
  5. Tips for using radical candor to navigate emotional reactions and feedback conversations.
  6. Exploring concepts like radical respect, diversity of thought, and balancing respect for the past with challenging traditions.
  7. Encouraging listeners to say what’s on their minds in a respectful way to improve relationships and organizational health.



Here are the show notes: 


Effective communication and leadership, with a focus on the Radical Candor framework. (9:56)

Empathy, compassion, and candor in communication. (18:52)

Bullying and its consequences in various settings. (27:46)

Gender and racial biases in workplace communication. (32:25)

Radical respect in work environments. (38:21)

Earning vs. inherent respect, with references to diversity and teamwork. (43:57)

The importance of candor and directness in relationships and work environments. (48:47)

Radical Candor framework for effective communication. (54:08)

Respect, truth, and honesty with a guest speaker. (1:00:48)

Marketing and sales strategies with a humorous twist. (59:48)

Marketing, loyalty, and customer experience. (1:04:48)



Quotes from the episode:

  • “Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.” – Tacitus
  • “Believe me, you don’t want to be at a company where there is more candor in the hallways than in the rooms where fundamental ideas or policy are being hashed out.” – Edwin Catmull
  • “To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.” – Voltaire



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