- Peak Performance
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Audience & Industry
- The Technology Industry
Toxic workplaces make people miserable. They also kill innovation, stifle growth, increase costs, and create instability. Creating productive organizations where respect and collaboration combine to produce just workplaces where everyone can do their best work can yield exceptional results. The principles outlined in Just Work and Radical Candor will help you recognize and eliminate workplace injustice while learning to communicate effectively up, down, and sideways.
Kim Scott is the author of Just Work: Get Sh*t Done Fast and Fair as well as Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity. Trier-Lynn Bryant and Kim co-founded the company Just Work, LLC to help organizations and individuals create more equitable workplaces.
Kim Scott is also the co-creator of an executive education company and workplace comedy series based on her best-selling book, Radical Candor. Jason Rosoff and Kim co-founded the company Radical Candor, LLC to help people cultivate caring and candid relationships at work by implementing a feedback-first culture.
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. Earlier in her career, Kim managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo and started a diamond-cutting factory in Moscow. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.
Kim Scott on Just Work
Kim Scott - Radical Candor in 6 Minutes
Kim Scott's Speech Topics
We can create the kind of environments in which everyone can do the best work of their lives and enjoy working together. Workplace injustice may feel monolithic, but if we break it down into its component parts, we can begin to match solutions to problems and eliminate the root causes of workplace injustice: bias, prejudice, and bullying.
Learn to differentiate between these different problems so that you can identify how leaders, observers, people harmed, and even people who cause harm can respond in a way that moves us toward Just Work—an environment in which everyone can collaborate and respect one another’s individuality, so we can all get stuff done fast and fair.
To be a great leader and create high-performing, happy teams, the single most important thing you can do is focus on feedback: giving it, receiving it, and encouraging it. Radical Candor is a simple framework developed to help you build a candid culture of effective feedback.
Radical Candor is the ability to give feedback in a way that challenges people directly and shows you care about them personally at the same time. It will help you and all the people you work with do the best work of your career and build stronger working relationships. Radical Candor really just means, “saying what you think while giving a damn about the person you’re saying it to.” But people rarely do this.
Why is it so rare that such a simple thing feels radical? Radical Candor gives your organization concepts, vocabulary, and tactics you can put into practice immediately.
Works by Kim Scott