The Impact of Artful Criticism: Exploring the Concept of Radical Candor (Career Growth track)

Kim Scott, Co-Founder of Candor Inc. and former employee of Google, developed a framework for engaging in impactful dialogue around criticism and impromtu feedback. Her theory suggests that witholding direct feedback in an effort to be “nice,” is actually detrimental to employee growth and development. This session will go through her breakthrough concept in a presentation style format to start. The opening will introduce the concept, providing a few tangible examples of effective use of radical candor in a professional environment. The second portion of the session will have more audience participation in the form of reflecting on personal and leader rating on Kim Scott’s quandrant illustration, as well as engaging in open discussion around how the concept can be applied not only in a leader to employee setting, but in peer to peer interactions as well.


Kate Breske

Kate Breske has a background in catering management, operations leadership, and supply chain, leading to her current role as a production buyer at Briggs & Stratton, where she manages the procurement of stamped metal components with a focus on growing relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders. She is a member of Institute for Supply Management (ISM), American Society for Quality (ASQ) and is continuously looking for opportunities to grow her career and capabilities.

Kate’s passion is rooted in effective communication and is centered on making the most of a career that sets a positive example for her two young children. She has had the privilege of working for several great mentors and leaders throughout her career and embraces the conversations that cause a permanent shift in perspective.