ilume is proud to be the exclusive Radical Candor™ partner in Australia and New Zealand. Founded by Kim Scott, executive and author of the best-selling book Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, and executive Jason Rosoff, Radical Candor LLC empowers leaders and teams around the world to build better relationships in order to do the best work of their lives.
Because Radical Candor is on a mission to “rid the world of bad bosses”, and ilume is on a mission to “develop the world’s greatest leaders”, we could not be more aligned. This exclusive partnership allows the ilume team to deliver the transformational Radical Candor workshops for businesses in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Enquire now for a Radical Candor workshop in Australia or New Zealand.
What we do
We present Radical Candor to your organisation, introducing the core concepts, building a shared vocabulary and sharing stories that will help your team relate to the ideas. We’ll then spend time answering questions and clarifying points, helping people begin to connect with Radical Candor. We’ll then cover tactics that everyone can put into practice immediately.
After the initial introduction of the concepts, we’ll move into hands-on training to help your team further internalise the concepts and learn how to apply them in your context. We guide your team through real-life scenarios in a safe and supportive environment, and give you actionable pointers on how to practice Radical Candor in your workplace.
As part of the workshops, we teach managers how to improve their feedback processes, and we help teams understand their role in the feedback process. As teams get started, we’re there to clarify and answer questions.
Radical Candor™ is a unique approach to empowering you to have stronger conversations with all the people you lead, to ultimately create breakthrough results in effectiveness, relationships and leadership excellence.
Radical Candor really just means saying what you think, while also giving a damn about the person you’re saying it to. But why does something so simple feel so radical?
Throughout our careers, as both business leaders and executive coaches, we’ve realised that – culturally – people in organisations struggle to have direct and caring conversations in the workplace. This lack of candour leads to breakdowns in communication, relationships and productivity. But it’s something that can so easily be fixed with a simple, yet powerful, approach.
Why Radical Candor is an “unnatural act”Two nearly universal experiences make Radical Candor unnatural. One, most people have been told since they learned to talk some version of “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all”. When they become a boss, the very thing they have been taught not to do is suddenly their job. Furthermore, most people, since they got their first job, have been told to be “professional”. Too often, that’s code for leaving your humanity at home. But to build strong relationships, you have to Care Personally. You have to bring your whole self to work.
Making the unnatural feel more naturalBecause Radical Candor is an “unnatural act”, Kim developed a framework that would be simple enough that you can keep it top of mind in the heat of the moment. This 2×2 is a tool that you can use to guide your interactions and to help you gauge feedback — praise and criticism.
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