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“I realized I needed to understand what management was and what it wasn’t and how to do it right in order to create this environment I had in my imagination.”

– Kim Scott

Kim Scott is the co-founder of the company Radical Candor and is the author of five books, including one of Jess’s personal favorites—Radical Candor. In today’s conversation, Kim shares what she’s learned about great management from her experiences working in Silicon Valley, specifically at Google and Apple. Kim unpacks how radical candor is the intersection of caring personally and challenging directly, and why this is critical for cultivating great leadership within your company.

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In this episode of The SimplyBe. Podcast:

  • Building a culture of caring personally & challenging directly

  • Obnoxious aggression, ruinous empathy, & radical candor

  • Kim’s experience working at Google and Apple

  • How creating great management became a focus in Silicon Valley

  • 3 steps for asking for feedback

  • Creating culture & leading your team in a virtual work world

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This show is produced by Soulfire Productions


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