PERSONAL-BRANDING QUICKIE

A project-manager client recently told me she keeps a bowl of candy on her desk to gauge the team's mood; she measures the stress level by how often she has to refill the bowl, which allows her to address the stress before it becomes toxic. This is a great little performance story for her resume -- you could do worse than to be remembered by your future boss as The Project Manager With The Candy-Bowl Barometer.