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11 Things to Never Say at Work

Reader's Digest Logo By Diana Kelly of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11:  'I always advise my clients to talk as if everyone is listening because in today's world, pretty much everybody is listening.' says Ben Dattner, PhD, organizational psychologist and executive coach at Dattner Consulting, LLC in New York City. 'Whatever you're saying, ask yourself if would you want to read that attributed to you in the Wall Street Journal or other print newspaper?' Dattner says. In general, you should steer clear of making references to religion, politics, or people's physical appearance, or anything that could be construed as disrespecting somebody, categorizing them, or stereotyping them,' says Dattner.

Anything in a meeting you wouldn't want to read in print

'I always advise my clients to talk as if everyone is listening because in today's world, pretty much everybody is listening.' says Ben Dattner, PhD, organizational psychologist and executive coach at Dattner Consulting, LLC in New York City. 'Whatever you're saying, ask yourself if would you want to read that attributed to you in the Wall Street Journal or other print newspaper?' Dattner says. In general, you should steer clear of making references to religion, politics, or people's physical appearance, or anything that could be construed as disrespecting somebody, categorizing them, or stereotyping them,' says Dattner.

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