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Radical Respect

How to Work Together Better

Author: Kim Scott

Radical Respect

Radical Respect

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How to be respectful and respected at work—from the author of the revolutionary bestseller Radical Candor

We CAN create cultures where everyone...

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How to be respectful and respected at work—from the author of the revolutionary bestseller Radical Candor

We CAN create cultures where everyone does the best work of their lives and enjoys working together. Radical Respect offers a simple framework that helps us identify what gets in the way of that —and practical, tactical tips for how to get back on track. Candid stories from Scott’s career make it a memorable read.

Previously published as Just Work and now substantially revised and updated, Radical Respect starts from a simple point of departure: organizations that optimize for collaboration and honor everyone’s individuality are more successful, joyful places to work.

What moves us away from Radical Respect? Scott offers a "toxonomy" that breaks down a problem that often feels monolithic into its component parts. Once we break a problem down, we can more easily identify solutions.

No matter what your role is, this is the essential guide for helping to create the kind of workplace where you and those around you can thrive.

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St. Martin's Griffin



In The News

"Urgent and actionable, this passionate manifesto will be a welcome addition to any leader’s desk."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Presented with thoughtful clarity and sensitivity.…Scott’s advice is rooted firmly in common sense, with a nod to the realities of human nature.”

“This book tackles serious issues with clarity and humor to highlight smart steps that we can all take to combat discrimination and promote fairness.”
—Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

"Kim Scott does it again! There are so many books about loving your work—but so few about how to love the people you work with. This beautifully written, wise and practical guide shows us how both are possible. Radical Respect is for anyone who has wondered whether it is possible to create a workplace that supports both belonging and individuality."
—Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit

"If you've been wringing your hands or hiding your head in the sand about the issues of injustice in your workplace (yes, yours!), this is the book to read. You will learn how to recognize and eradicate the bias, bad behavior and discrimination that is holding back your team and company from succeeding at the highest levels possible."
Sarah Kunst, Managing Director of Cleo Capital

"It's about time someone tackled this thorny subject. Bravo! Many workplaces get tangled up or ignore the issues when dealing with bias and difference. Thank goodness for Kim Scott and her dose of candor, offering us not just the words, but the courage and compassion required to deal with conflicting points of view. Radical Respect holds our hands, kicks our butts and shows us how."
Beth Comstock, author, Imagine It Forward, and former Vice Chair, GE

"Radical Respect left me optimistic that we can create just workplaces. Kim Scott carefully explains how bias, prejudice and bullying undermine all organizations—even those with the best of intentions—and provides an actionable system for countering each. Her acknowledgment that none of us—herself included—are free of this behavior marks an important starting point for a difficult but necessary conversation."
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

"Packed with stories from Scott’s career, Radical Respect offers a solutions-focused perspective on #MeToo, acknowledging that gender injustice doesn’t exist in a vacuum and broadening the frame to consider diversity and inclusion writ large. Each of us has an important role in creating a fair and reasonable workplace. When we play that role and create the conditions for others to do the same, we can create real change today in the place where most of us spend most of our time—at work."
Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation

"Many books describe how to create a better workplace. What makes Radical Respect exceptionally interesting and valuable is that Kim Scott vividly describes specific situations: experiences she went through herself or saw happen to people around her; actions she did—or didn’t—take, both as an employee and as a boss; and conversations she regrets having or not having. From lessons she learned the hard way, Kim Scott presents a practical framework for how to make work more just."
Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project

"In this powerful and perceptive book, Kim Scott offers a bold vision — a workplace where respect and collaboration prevail over domination and conformity. Radical Respect is a sparkling combination of moral courage and practical solutions. It belongs on the shelves — and in the hearts and minds — of leaders everywhere.”
Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of When and Drive

"In debates over workplace inequality, we don’t talk enough about the 'how' — how to respond to a boss or coworker who acts unfairly, how exactly that person should change their behavior. Radical Respect helps answer the how. Kim Scott provides actionable, effective ways for fighting discrimination and harassment with engagement, collaboration, and respect."
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org

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