Leadership speaker Kim Scott

Kim Scott

Bestselling Author; Co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor


Kim Scott is a leadership speaker specializing in effective communication. She is also the co-founder and CEO of Radical Candor, Inc., a company that develops software tools designed to assist managers. She's the author of "Radical Candor: How To Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity," Her expertise and insights have led her to serve as an advisor to prominent Silicon Valley companies such as Dropbox, Kurbo, Qualtrics, ReelGoodApp, Rolltape, Shyp, Twitter, and several others.

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    Kim Scott biography

    Leadership speaker Kim Scott, a renowned author and co-founder of Radical Candor, has an impressive background in various fields. With her notable works, including Just Work: Get Sh*t Done Fast and Fair and Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, Kim has established herself as a leading figure in workplace dynamics. She has provided coaching services to CEOs at notable tech companies like Dropbox, Qualtrics, and Twitter, and has also been a faculty member at Apple University. Kim’s extensive experience includes leading teams at Google, where she played key roles in managing AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick.

    In addition to her accomplishments in the tech industry, Kim’s career has taken her to diverse places and ventures. She managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo and even established a diamond-cutting factory in Moscow. Currently residing in Silicon Valley with her family, Kim has also taken on the role of hosting workshops focused on navigating challenging workplace situations, particularly with regards to gender dynamics. These interactive workshops empower teams to identify triggers and address aggressive behaviors in impactful ways. Kim leverages the principles of radical candor to delve into the core issues surrounding gender in the workplace.

    Before her current endeavors, speaker Kim Scott co-founded and served as CEO of Juice Software, a collaboration start-up. She also held leadership positions in business development at two other start-ups, Delta Three and Capital Thinking. Earlier in her career, Kim’s expertise was recognized as she worked as a senior policy advisor at the FCC and gained valuable analytical experience as an analyst for the Soviet Companies Fund.

    Alongside her professional achievements, Kim is a published author of three novels: Virtual Love, The Househusband, and The Measurement Problem. She shares her journey of parenthood with her husband, Andy Scott, as they raise their twins.

    Kim Scott Keynote Topics

    In today's workforce, a pervasive issue persists where certain individuals are consistently marginalized and undervalued while others are given preferential treatment and promoted, even if they lack the necessary skills. This pattern of exclusion and injustice not only goes against moral principles but also has detrimental effects on business performance. Addressing this problem head-on, Kim Scott offers a practical framework that promotes both individuality and effective collaboration. It serves as an indispensable resource for leaders and employees alike, empowering them to foster fairer workplaces, establish new standards of cooperation, and cultivate a culture of mutual respect.

    Achieving a balance between being excessively accommodating and overly confrontational is possible. By adopting the principles of Radical Candor and steering clear of the pitfalls of Obnoxious Aggression, Manipulative Insincerity, and Ruinous Empathy, you can effectively communicate with kindness and clarity simultaneously.

    Radical Candor revolves around two fundamental aspects: genuinely caring about individuals while also providing direct and constructive challenges. It encourages soliciting feedback to enhance leadership skills and offering guidance that fosters personal growth in others. While it emphasizes the importance of praise, it does not shy away from providing constructive criticism. By embracing Radical Candor, you can cultivate a work environment where you love both your job and the people you collaborate with.

    Developing radically candid relationships with team members empowers bosses to fulfill their core responsibilities:

    - Cultivating a culture of Compassionate Candor.
    - Building a cohesive team.
    - Achieving collaborative results.

    Kim Scott Speaking Videos

    Kim Scott - Just Work
    Kim Scott - Radical Candor

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