What I mean is there someone out there that you can bounce ideas off before making a potentially rash decision.
This came to mind today when I received an email that a colleague had effectively received a promotion before me. Even though he has no comprehension of the role or how to manage it. My first instinct was to reply in a fairly terse manner however I have a good mate who I can run these thoughts through before I hit the send button.
What other techniques do you use to take a deep breath prior to responding?