Bestselling author Kim Scott is transforming workplaces everywhere for the better

Leadership & culture expert Kim Scott is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanitywhich launched a global management revolution. Kim is the co-Founder of Radical Candor®, LLC – a company dedicated to helping organizations and teams move from a culture of command and control to one of collaboration. Previously, Kim led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google, and then joined Apple to develop and teach a leadership seminar. She has been a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other tech companies.

Kim was the co-Founder & CEO of Juice Software – a collaboration startup, and led business development at Delta Three and Capital Thinking. Earlier in her career, she worked as a senior policy advisor at the FCC, managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was an analyst on the Soviet Companies Fund. Kim is the author of three novels, and her book Just Work: How To Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Create a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity is an essential guide leaders and their employees need to create more just workplaces and establish new norms of collaboration and respect.

What hosts are saying about Kim Scott:

"I cannot thank you enough for your fantastic presentation at our annual Women in Residential Construction conference... It was every bit as wonderful as I hoped it would be, and more. Giving and receiving feedback is such an important topic, especially for women, and you made your suggestions about it so relatable to our lives and work that we couldn't help but know how to get better at it in the future. We have already received incredible feedback on it from our attendees!"

- SGC Horizon

"Engaging and Insightful session - loved the practical 'how to' steps for quick and easy implementation! Thank you Kim... for hosting this amazing session!"

- Blinkist

"We enjoyed having you here with us... I’ve only heard GREAT things about the training. Folks are actively saying “It got me thinking about…” and “I realized that I do that…”. It makes me so proud of this team to hear them reflecting on their styles and thinking about what they need to change in their behaviors."

- Jobvite

Talks & Topics

Radical Candor: Build a Psychologically Safe Culture of Feedback

In this hour-long keynote, Kim will:

  • Illuminate the Radical Candor framework with stories from her career
  • Explain the Radical Candor “order of operations” so that you’ll come away with practical, tactical tips for putting the ideas into practice.
  • Share some Radical Candor she got on Radical Candor, and why it helped her improve her work

Radical Candor: Build a Kickass Team

In this hour-long keynote, Kim will:

  • Explain why it is important to understand when people are in RockStar mode, and when they are in SuperStar mode;
  • Explain how to have Career Conversations so you know which of your employees is in which mode;
  • Explain how to manage each of these different modes differently;

Radical Candor: Get Sh*t Done

In this hour-long keynote, Kim will:

  • Explain the “get sh*t done” framework
  • Describe how to have meetings that help people get sh*t done rather than just wasting time
  • 1:1’s
  • Staff Meetings
  • Debate Meetings
  • Decision Meetings
  • Goal-Setting

Radical Respect: Don’t let bias, prejudice, and bullying masquerade as feedback

In this hour-long keynote, Kim will:

  • Illuminate the Radical Respect framework with stories from her career
  • Offer some simple definitions of bias, prejudice and bullying and
  • Suggest what to say when you don’t know what to say: practical, tactical suggestions for how to respond to bias, prejudice and bullying
  • Explain five different ways to be an upstander, rather than a silent bystander
  • Recommend three things leaders can do to prevent bias, prejudice and bullying on their teams

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