Kim Scott

Co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Author

Kim Scott is a top communication keynote speaker and the co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Inc which builds software tools for managers. She is the author of a book called Radical Candor: How To Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, to be published by St Martin’s Press next year. Kim is an advisor at Dropbox, Kurbo, Qualtrics, ReelGoodApp, Rolltape, Shyp, Twitter, and several other Silicon Valley companies.

  • Kim Scott`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Kim Scott`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $50,001 and above

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Kim Scott`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Kim Scott`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $50,001 and above

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair

We―all of us―consistently exclude, underestimate, and underutilize huge numbers of people in the workforce even as we include, overestimate, and promote others, often beyond their level of competence. Not only is this immoral and unjust, it’s bad for business. Just Work ...

We―all of us―consistently exclude, underestimate, and underutilize huge numbers of people in the workforce even as we include, overestimate, and promote others, often beyond their level of competence. Not only is this immoral and unjust, it’s bad for business. Just Work is the solution.

Just Work is Kim Scott’s keynote based on her new book, revealing a practical framework for both respecting everyone’s individuality and collaborating effectively. This is the essential guide leaders and their employees need to create more just workplaces and establish new norms of collaboration and respect.

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Radical Candor: How to be a kickass boss without losing your humanity or crushing your team

Candor, Inc has developed a framework called Radical Candor that helps make giving impromptu feedback feel more natural. Giving  feedback is deeply uncomfortable for most people, but a profoundly important part of learning to be a good leader. Criticizing others can feel ...

Candor, Inc has developed a framework called Radical Candor that helps make giving impromptu feedback feel more natural. Giving  feedback is deeply uncomfortable for most people, but a profoundly important part of learning to be a good leader. Criticizing others can feel brutal, and praising them can feel patronizing. Giving feedback is hard, but it’s just the beginning. It’s equally as important to get feedback (especially criticism) from others, and encourage it between them.  Kim will explain the Radical Candor framework, and describe how you can use to improve your impromptu feedback, solicit it from others, and encourage it between the people you work most closely with.

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Gender Conversations

PART ONE Our live workshop begins with storytelling around Kim Scott’s first-hand experience with this dilemma. Then we lay out the framework of Radical Candor and give our improvisational actors/ facilitators the chance to bring that framework to life on ...

PART ONE
Our live workshop begins with storytelling around Kim Scott’s first-hand experience with this
dilemma. Then we lay out the framework of Radical Candor and give our improvisational actors/
facilitators the chance to bring that framework to life on stage for the workshop attendees. This
allows us to use the power of humor to point out all the ways we fail and succeed at communication.

PART TWO
Part Two of the workshop involves a series of interactive exercises that Second City Works has
customized in collaboration with Kim and her Radical Candor team. Attendees will have a chance
to try on the various roles of “The Disrespecter,” “The Disrespected” and “The Observer.”
OUR EXERCISES LIST INCLUDES:
• PRACTICING INTERRUPTION
• MODELING EXCLUSION AND INVISIBILIZING
• TRIGGERING WORDS
• MANSPLAINING AND HE-PEAT
• UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

PART THREE
Finally, the workshop allows larger groups to come together, share their own stories and apply the
lessons they’ve learned to find new ways to more effectively conduct gender conversations.

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Virtual Love

About Keynote Speaker Kim Scott

KIM SCOTT is the author of Just Work: Get Sh*t Done Fast and Fair and Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity and co-founder of the company Radical Candor. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Kim managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo and started a diamond-cutting factory in Moscow. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

Kim hosts workshops to aid companies in navigating difficult situations, including open conversations about gender. These workshops are hands-on and help the team identify triggers and aggressive behaviors, as well as deal with them in impactful ways. She uses her idea of radical candor to get to the heart of gender issues in the workplace.

Previously, Kim was the co-founder and CEO of Juice Software, a collaboration start-up, and led business development at two other start-ups, Delta Three and Capital Thinking. Earlier in her career, Kim 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.

She is the author of three novels Virtual Love, The Househusband, and The Measurement Problem; she and her husband Andy Scott are parents of twins.

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Mar 15, 2018

Using Radical Candor to Navigate Difficult Conversations

In today’s corporate world, the workplace is a minefield of potential conflict. There is an ever-intensifying tug-of-war between the behavior...

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