Poker players tip their hands
Forbes staff writer Alex Knapp says chess is often cited as a metaphor for leadership strategy, but poker is better. Business is a game of probabilities, like poker, and often understanding your opponent is a much greater advantage than the cards in your hands. Forbes.com
Easing stress starts with clear thinking
Organizing expert Jeff Doubek says if you're feeling stressed about a project, draw up a bullet-point list of the reasons you are tense. Then, below each bullet, write a potential fix. Don't forget that asking a co-worker, friend or supervisor for help is often a reasonable fix. DayTimer Blog
Rehearse your speech, but not too often
It's wise to rehearse for a major presentation. But consultant Nick Morgan advises not to rehearse more than once on the day of the presentation itself, since you're probably in adrenalin mode.
Also, when you rehearse, don't just think it over in your mind or read it on paper. Speaking is a physical act and you need to feel what it's like in your body to give the speech. Public Words Blog
How to handle those macro alerts
If you get a warning when opening a file that it contains a macro (a small, user-created program running within the main software) tech writer Lincoln Spector says you have reasonable protection to open the file in Office 2007 or 2009.
But you should only enable the document's macros if you know the person who sent you the file, know that there's a legitimate reason for the macros, and have a reason to use them. PC World