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Auto Racing Mechanic

You're in the pit, awaiting your driver's first pit stop. Something has gone wrong and your driver's car has caught on fire. You can tell the situation can be dealt with quickly and easily with no harm done, as long as you get the driver out of the car quickly. But the person whose job it is to signal to the driver didn't see the flames and now the driver is approaching you. How can you indicate to him that his car is on fire as he's driving around the track?

"It's easy to say all jobs require good communication skills," says Brett Goodman. He owns a racing academy. "This one requires them at an elite level in a short time period... particularly if the car's on track."

"Being able to communicate with fellow employees is a must," says Jay Hedgecock. He is the president of a North Carolina racing academy. "You won't last long if you think you're a one-man show. Everyone is a link in a long chain, and you should delegate different jobs to people or ask people to work overtime. You know you can make someone mad just by how you ask them to do something. Would you want to drive a race car at 200 miles per hour that was worked on by someone who's teed off at their boss?"

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