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20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

Tania Khadder and Zac Frank

August 26, 2009

#2: Christian Bale

Lesson: Don’t crack under pressure.

If you haven’t heard the audio, you’ve been living under a rock.

The action movie star famously lost his temper on the set of this year’s Terminator sequel, shouting countless profanities at the film’s director of photography, Shane Hurlbut.

His fit of rage was caught on tape, and of course, a YouTube video quickly circulated the internet. His reputation went from sexy, brooding screen legend to world class A-hole (still kind of sexy though).

Getting worked up at work is not uncommon or unexpected. But keeping your cool in the face of blood-pressure raising circumstances is essential, not just to your reputation at work, but to your overall health and happiness. Lose your temper like Mr. Bale and you may never live it down.

#3: Britney Spears →

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?