Michael Callaghan talks with John, Ward, and Dan about his book and blog posts on things to not say at work, and how to avoid conflict in work conversations including not using so many TLA's, strategies to avoid putting your foot in your mouth, and how to respond to emotional attacks.

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  episode: 132,
  title: 'Don’t Say That At Work',
  topics: [ 
    'work', 'conflict', 'career'
  guest: 'Michael Callaghan'
  hosts: [
    'John Papa', 'Ward Bell', 'Dan Wahlin'

Recording date: March 25th, 2021

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Michael Callaghan @walkingriver

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  • 01:45 Guest introduction
  • 02:59 Why did you decide to talk about this?
  • 09:02 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 10:14 Being accused of perjury
  • 15:51 Don't use so many TLA's
  • 20:11 Strategies for avoiding putting your foot in your mouth
  • 24:36 Don't succumb to prejudice
  • 29:09 How to respond when you're feeling emotional to a message
  • 33:30 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 34:34 Don't tell me no
  • 41:07 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.