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Kim Scott

Kim Scott is the author of bestsellers ‘Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better’ and ‘Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity’. She is also the co-founder of the company Radical Candor, where she helps leaders and companies cultivate collaborative cultures.

Additionally, Kim has been a CEO coach at large organizations such as Dropbox, Twitter, and Qualtrics. She was also a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google.

Kim Scott

3 Reasons to Learn from Kim

Radical Candor Framework

Kim is renowned for her development of the Radical Candor framework, which has become a cornerstone for effective communication and leadership in countless organizations. Through her book and accompanying workshops, Kim advocates for a culture of open, honest feedback delivered with care—a balance between showing you care personally while challenging directly. Learning from her can equip individuals and teams with the tools to foster healthier, more productive relationships in the workplace, ultimately driving higher performance and growth.

Experience in High-Stakes Environments

Kim’s extensive experience in high-stakes environments, including her tenure at Google and as an advisor to numerous Silicon Valley startups, lends invaluable insight into navigating complex organizational dynamics. Her firsthand encounters with the challenges of scaling teams and managing interpersonal relationships in fast-paced, competitive settings offer practical wisdom for leaders aspiring to thrive in similar environments. By learning from her experiences, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of the nuances of leadership and interpersonal dynamics, empowering them to navigate their own professional journeys more effectively.

Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy

Beyond her contributions to leadership theory and practice, Kim is a staunch advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Recognizing the importance of fostering environments where individuals from diverse backgrounds feel valued and included, Kim emphasizes the role of empathy and understanding in building truly inclusive cultures. Learning from her advocacy can inspire individuals to champion diversity within their own organizations, driving positive change and creating environments where everyone can thrive and contribute their best work.

Kim's keynote at Nordic Business Forum 2024

What is Radical Candor & Why Does it Matter?

Kim will explore the concept of radical candor and provide a framework that will help in the moment to remember what great feedback looks like.

  • How to solicit feedback
  • How to give praise & criticism in a constructive way
  • How to gauge how your feedback is landing

Kim’s keynote will take place on 26 September 2024 in Helsinki, Finland.

Kim Scott & Nordic Business Forum

Why We Chose Kim Scott

"We are thrilled to get Kim Scott on our stage at Nordic Business Forum 2024 in Helsinki. Her approach to leadership, communication, and the concept of radical candor is precisely what we need to inspire and transform the way leaders interact within their teams. Having honest feedback and collaboration is essential for the success of any organization, yet it’s one of the hardest things to achieve."
Priit Liiv
CEO, Nordic Business Forum
NBF 2024

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25-26 September 2024 | Messukeskus, Helsinki