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How to Have a Stress-Less Holiday! 5 Tips to Survive & Thrive This Holiday Season
By Karyn Buxman · 2 years ago
"Tis the season to be jolly," but if you're like a lot of folks this year, "Bah humbug" may describe your feelings more accurately. Let's be honest: For many of you the holiday season equals ...
Leadership and Humor: Jolly Good!
By Karyn Buxman · 3 years ago
As I began the interview for my podcast, I looked at his boyish grin and into his playful eyes. "My guest today is Chade-Meng Tan, and he’ll be sharing his insights on leading with levity." ...
Replacing Your Stress Habit: Jest for Stress
By Karyn Buxman · 3 years ago
We're cruising down the highway on a sunny California afternoon-the sparkling ocean to our left, the picturesque mountains to our right-then as we come around a curve we see motionless cars stretching for miles and ...
I Knew That! (Applied Humor: Knowing versus Doing)
By Karyn Buxman · 3 years ago
"To know and not to do is not to know." Chinese Proverb John glanced quickly over his shoulder as he was driving me to my speaking venue and asked, "So you're the speaker? What do ...
Humor As A Negotiation Tool-Or-How Humor Saved The World
By Karyn Buxman · 3 years ago
OCTOBER 1962 - The world held its breath as America and Russia went to the brink, with nuclear weapons at the ready. Russia was installing nuclear missiles in Cuba-a mere 90 miles from the Florida ...
Defusing Difficult Conversations
By Karyn Buxman · 3 years ago
It was 1984, and the second presidential debate between Walter Mondale and Ronald Reagan was underway. After the first debate, critics observed that Reagan looked tired, and they wondered if he might be too old ...
Leadership: "Sarcasm - Handle with Care"
By Karyn Buxman · 3 years ago
"I'm trying to imagine you with a personality." "This isn't an office. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting." "Don't bother me. I'm livin' the dream." Sarcasm. Gotta love it, don't ya? Used for comic effect and ...
Humor: What's Holding You Back?
By Karyn Buxman · 4 years ago
As I chatted with Brett in his office, several of his staff walked by the door and giggled. One of the young women leaned into the doorway and said, "Don't be late for you're appointment!" ...
Grati-texts & Grati-tweets - From High Tech to High Touch
By Karyn Buxman · 4 years ago
My alarm clock didn't go off. Someone had already used up all the hot water before I could take my shower. We'd run out of coffee (gasp!). And to top it all off... my "fat ...
If Seal Is Broken... (Might as Well Laugh)
By Karyn Buxman · 4 years ago
Everywhere I look, there is some reminder of the upcoming election. (There's a job I won't be signing up for!) But then it struck me-sometimes, being a nurse is like being President. No. Air Force ...