Most people struggle with “constructive” feedback. It’s hard to hear it and even harder to give it.
There is research that shows our brains interpret negative feedback as a serious threat to our social standing, our belonging in the community, and even our very identity. We are neurologically hard-wired to avoid it like the plague. And yet, we cannot grow and develop without it.
Our guest, Kim Scott, discovered that when feedback comes from a place of caring deeply and challenging directly, it can be very effective. She calls it radical candor.
If you are not familiar with radical candor, this episode is a great introduction, not just to the concept but also to its origin story. Plus, we have a really interesting conversation about recognizing and addressing bias, prejudice, and bullying at work.
“It’s easy to say: “be radically candid” – but quite hard to do it.”
- The origin of the radical candor framework.
- The four quadrants walkthrough.
- How radical candor overcomes our hard wiring to perceive feedback as a threat.
- Most effective ways to challenge directly and care personally.
- Recognizing and addressing bias, prejudice and bullying at work.
“You can’t do right if you won’t admit what you’re doing wrong.”
Listen to the interview in the player below or on iTunes. If you like what you hear, please leave a review, and it may be featured on a future episode.