An Episode of the The Supermanagers Podcast from with Kim Scott

Interview with Kim Scott, Author of Radical Candor |
In episode 72, Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor and Just Work, teaches us how to get things done fast and fair at work.

Keep 5 min at the end of the 1on1 meeting for feedback (always)
Be wide open to feedback of any sort

Tips for your next 1on1 to get better feedback

  • Start with "What can I start doing or stop doing to improve our working relationship?"
  • Close your mouth and count to 6 to let them go on and say something.
  • Make sure to ask follow-up questions and avoid being defensive (I have to think about it and get back to you)
  • Listen to understand, not to respond.
  • Avoid just answering thank you and move on. Give value to the feedback.

Try to change the questions and adjust based on the person you are doing with the 1on1.
Telling people what to do won't work as it's limit their potential and innovation. Start by listening and then help them clarify their problems, and then make sure that you open up for debate.

Decisions making process wheal or circle

  • Debate with the team
  • Persuading or including the team (Leaders often miss this step)
  • Execute with the team
  • Learn if the decision was the right one by gathering feedback from the team

(Today I learned)
DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective.
Equity promotes justice, impartiality, and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems.
Inclusion is an outcome to ensure that those who are diverse feel welcome with their difference.

More details

How to be an example [Bias Avoiding Tips]

  • Be patient and persistent to learn and evolve from biased words or statements.
  • Adapt common language to identify bias in the meetings or your messages with your team.
  • Teach people how to respond when there is bias
  • Have a shared commitment to responding to any biased activity in any place or meeting.
  • Example: Use "I noticed," not "I saw" to avoid being biased with blind people.

Books to Read

Radical Condor by Kim Scott

Radical Candor — Be A Kick-Ass Leader And Empower Your Team
Learn to create a culture of feedback, build a cohesive team and achieve great results. Radical Candor helps you love your work and the people you work with .

Just Work by Kim Scott

Just Work

How to Get Sh*t Done Fast and Fair in the Workplace