Kim Scott speaks to the importance of compassionate honesty, the challenges of communicating, and the role of work in creating joy and meaning in life.
Mike Carden’s The Joyous Podcast features conversations with some of the world’s leading management thinkers.
This episode features Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor and Just Work.
Here’s a ChatGPT precis of the transcript for this week’s episode, or listen here.
The episode opens with Scott’s journey from managing a paediatric clinic in Kosovo, moving on to her roles at Apple University and leading teams at Google, then delving into the origin of Scott’s interest in management.
She emphasises the importance of human relationships in effective leadership, sharing a pivotal moment for her at Google when her boss provided candid feedback about her speaking habits, demonstrating the power of caring personally and challenging directly.
This experience led to the development of the ‘Radical Candor’ concept, combining empathy and honesty to create a positive workplace culture.
The discussion then shifts to Scott’s latest book, Just Work, which addresses bias, prejudice and bullying in the workplace. Scott highlights the impact of privilege and the need for self-awareness in understanding how biases affect individuals.
The podcast explores the challenges of implementing Radical Candor and the partnership between Joyous and Radical Candor to create tools for practising and integrating these principles into daily work life.
The episode concludes with reflections on the role of work in bringing joy to life and how embracing Radical Candor can foster positive work-life integration.
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