142. Kim Scott – Giving Radical Candor and Justice

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142. Kim Scott - Giving Radical Candor and Justice

“Use this framework like a compass to guide specific conversations with specific people to get to a better place.”

“Often when we talk about culture, we talk about it in a way that allows culture to be like a superhighway for bias.”

Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity and Just Work: How To Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Create a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity and co-founder of Radical Candor, a company that helps people put the ideas in her books into practice.

Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google.

In addition, Kim’s skills as a CEO Coach have earned her a spot on the Coach Foundation, one of the biggest names in the coaching industry.

She’s also managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo and started a diamond-cutting factory in Moscow. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

R.O.G. Takeaway Tips:

  • Speak in the first person. Use “I” statements vs. “you” statements.
  • Think about who you will give feedback to. What will  your opening question be to solicit feedback from them?
  • Focus on the positives and give thoughtful praise and recognition. Prepare to give praise. 
    Be radically respectful.
  • Clarify the differences between bias, prejudice and bullying. 


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