30th July, 2020 at 9:30am
Lazy Book Club: Radical Candor
Remote learning | For our partners' teams

We'll dig into and discuss the big ideas at the heart of Kim Scott's book on feedback and relationships, and leave with practical ways to put them to the test.

In our Lazy Book Club sessions we take the key ideas at the heart of popular texts, explore them as a group — and turn them into practical takeouts to try and apply right away. You'll experience the substance of the book; whether you've never picked it up, or have read it and would like to revisit in a rich and memorable way.

In this session we'll get to the heart of Kim Scott's best-selling Radical Candor; in which we're encouraged to be able to 'challenge directly' while also showing that we 'care personally' at the same time — important ideas for those keen to continually improve the ways they give and receive feedback.

The reason that 'radically candid' feedback (whether praise and criticism) is rare is because we're fearful of the feelings of others, or how we may come across in the process. But to build the psychological safety that we know is so important to high-performing teams, we need to get past this. It's this that will help our relationships succeed, and in Radical Candor we learn some mindsets and skills that can really help us get there.

What we'll cover:

• The core idea of Radical Candor
• Ruinous empathy Vs Manipulative sincerity Vs Obnoxious agression
• Balancing praise and criticism
• Purposefully making it personal
• Individual motivations
• Tools for establishing trust

How the session will be structured

A facilitator will guide the group through some key ideas for consideration, inviting reflection and discussion around them — and with some short, practical exercises in smaller groups too.

Who the session is for:

Anyone keen to dig deeper into the concept of Radical Candor, and to get better at having the conversations that count among their teams. Particularly helpful for people-managers, but also anyone keen to continually improve the openness and quality of their relationships.

Event Details
  • Start:
    30th July, 2020 at 9:30am
  • End:
    30th July, 2020 at 10:45am
Register for the session

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Purposefully, for your teams

We can deliver all sessions to groups from the same organisation, adapted to their challenges.

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We provide growth-oriented organisations of all shapes and sizes with social, motivating and behaviourally-driven approaches to building capability throughout their teams — wherever they’re working from.

With an emphasis on virtual and remote delivery; our pioneering programmes bring people together to build skills among peers, and immediately apply them to the commercial and cultural challenges of the day.

To learn more about our transformative work with partners ranging from Dr. Martens to Dishoom, Adidas to Action for Children; and to explore ways we can support your teams — email Nick Defty or call +44 (0)20 7033 2140.

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