Time for a workplace update: Want to get ahead at work? Don’t act like Lindsay Lohan. Experts say that you can boost your career by learning from the recent slip ups of Hollywood stars:
- Don't have a meltdown at work. Rapper Chris Brown recently threw a temper tantrum during a live morning show while promoting his new album. Brown allegedly stormed off the set screaming, smashed a window, and left the building without performing a scheduled concert, your basic image-ruining behavior. Experts say never lose your cool at work. Otherwise you’ll be considered a loose cannon. If you feel a breakdown coming on, head to the nearest exit, fast. Studies show that spending time outdoors instantly lowers your stress hormones and blood pressure.
- Another career don’t you can learn from celebrities: Never bash your boss. Actor Charlie Sheen was on one of the most popular shows on TV. That is, until he went on a public rampage earlier this year. He blasted his boss, the show’s creator, for over a month on Twitter, podcasts, and talk shows. The non-stop trash talk got him fired. So, what’s the takeaway? Career experts say keep in mind that you’re 100-percent replaceable, and if you’re going through a rough patch with your boss, don’t bash them behind their back. Instead, experts say get face-to-face with them and calmly communicate your differences.
- The final career lesson you can learn from celebrities: Don't be a liability. Lindsay Lohan went from being one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, to front page tabloid news. Now, she’s better known for her countless run-ins with the law, and she can’t find a job because of her risky off-the-clock behavior. So, experts suggest acting as if you’re the next employee-of-the month. That means showing up on time to work every day, going above and beyond your work for every project, and always being professional. Anything less could cost you your career.