- How to lead like a USAF fighter pilot
For fighter pilots, communication is a matter of life and death, writes Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman. To bring a similar degree of direct communication into a corporate organization, leaders should make sure they hold regular briefings and debriefings, and offer quick, honest feedback about both successes and failures. "Checking in with your wingmen, listening to their questions, and understanding their challenges are fundamental components of teamwork and leadership," Waldman writes. Harvard Business Review online/Frontline Leadership blog
- What to do if you're bullied at work
Being bullied at work can cause mental and physical problems, and victims shouldn't hesitate to seek professional help, experts say. "Bullying is domestic violence where the abuser is on the payroll," says Gary Namie, co-author of "The Bully At Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job." Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
- Dealing with irksome colleagues
Learn to deal with annoying co-workers' behavior so it doesn't affect your productivity, Yvonne Grinam-Nicholson writes. For example, to deal with the loud telephone talkers, she suggests a pair of earphones. The Jamaica Observer
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- Take your resume to YouTube
Looking for a new way to stand out online? Consider making a YouTube video to highlight your job qualifications, Zachary Sniderman writes. "While some video proficiency helps, fancy film work and high-tech cameras aren't key to success. Approach YouTube with creativity, authenticity and consistency, and the results might just come your way," he writes. Mashable
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- Which animal would you leave behind?
When interviewing job candidates, Arkadi Kuhlmann, chairman and president of ING Direct USA, advocates asking an unusual question to get at what makes people tick. The test, which asks the person to choose which animal to leave behind from a group that includes a lion, a cow, a horse, a monkey and a rabbit, can help determine a person's work habits, he says. The New York Times (tiered subscription model)
- Not-so-sweet dreams
Experts say one in four adults has at least one nightmare a month, but being anxious or easily distressed can cause more bad dreams. Experts offer varying opinions about how to deal with nightmares, with some suggesting you look for a deeper meaning behind them. CBS News