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

By Chris Sandlund

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You Think That'sFunny?

Richard Brenner is a cutup. The founder and CEO of 42-employeeCupertino, California, interim management firm The Brenner GroupInc. regularly uses humor to lighten up a room. But he recognizesthere are times when it's not appropriate.

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