Applying 'Hunger Games' lessons to your workplace

When things get tough in your workplace, remember to showcase your strongest skills.

Story highlights

  • Learn how to survive a stressful work environment from 'The Hunger Games'
  • Know what you're good at and hone that skill
  • Seek out an untraditional mentor and stand up for what you believe in
If you're a big "The Hunger Games" fan like I am, you were probably crazy excited to watch the movie's first trailer, which recently debuted.
For those of you who aren't as familiar with the popular trilogy of books turned major motion pictures, here's a quick synopsis. The story takes place during an unidentified time in the future in a post-apocalyptic nation called Panem. Panem consists of a wealthy Capitol and 12 surrounding Districts. Each year, as punishment for past revolts, the Capitol hosts a gladiator-like competition called the Hunger Games, where one boy and one girl are chosen from each District as tributes and must fight to the death until just one remains. Protagonist Katniss Everdeen lives in District 12, and in the first book, Katniss's younger sister is picked as tribute. Fearful that her sister would never make it out alive, Katniss volunteers to take her place.