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Management Buzz 12/02

When--and when not--to use humor; planning for the birth of your employees' children

This story appears in the December 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

You Think That's Funny?

Richard Brenner is a cutup. The founder and CEO of 42-employee Cupertino, California, interim management firm The Brenner Group Inc. regularly uses humor to lighten up a room. But he recognizes there are times when it's not appropriate.

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