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
"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
"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?"