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SPaMCAST 598 features our essay titled, Recognizing A Toxic Meeting Culture. Just because you are meeting remotely doesn’t mean meeting culture has been reset. Now even more than when we are all together, getting meeting culture right is critical to maximizing communication. 

We will also return to the QA Corner with Jeremy Berriault. Jeremy and I talked about continuous learning.  Our discussion was taped earlier this year; it was a different time. I left the references to excitement about the new year in the comments to show how fast the world can change. And it can change again!

Re-Read Saturday News 

This week we tackle Chapter 10 of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler. The subtitle for this chapter is ‘Advice for tough cases.’  In my considered opinion, nothing ever goes perfectly to plan. All conversations are a mixture of things that you’ve run through your head to prepare and parts that are off-script. Having a wide range of additional tactics for hard issues makes it easier to approach crucial conversations with confidence.

Week 1 – Logistics, Forewards, and Prefacehttp://bit.ly/2wls1Mq 

Week 2 – Chapter 1: What’s a crucial conversation? And who cares?http://bit.ly/3a7Kivp 

Week 3 – Chapter 2: The Power of Dialoguehttp://bit.ly/3aO4cMa  

Week 4 – Chapter 3: Start With Hearthttp://bit.ly/2UbJizK 

Week 5 – Learn To Lookhttps://bit.ly/3djnnPX

Week 6 – Make It Safehttps://bit.ly/39p4Xu4 

Week 7 – Master my Storieshttps://bit.ly/2V1DJUZ 

Week 8 – State My Pathhttps://bit.ly/2XtqTSr 

Week 9 – Explore Others’ Pathshttps://bit.ly/2ViOGD5 

Week 10 – Move to Actionhttps://bit.ly/2y1ddUb 

Week 11- Yeah, Buthttps://bit.ly/3aSSxeE  

We have a few days left before the poll to pick the next book in the re-read series closes. I would like to hear from you! 

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Next SPaMCAST

SPaMCAST 599 will feature my conversation with Steve Tendon. Steve and I talked agile, lean, flow, and how all the parts fit together.