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From the Ted Talk by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas: Why great leaders take humor seriously

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NB: And I'm a corporate strategist who spent my career straddling the wrolds of business and improv comedy. Which was a wide straddle. The two of us are on a mission to bring humor back. Over the last decade, we have gathered data, partnered with cminedoas and talked to leaders about humor. One of them was our friend Connor Diemand-Yauman. cononr is the co-CEO of a lrage nonprofit, and in early 2020, just weeks after the world went into quarantine, he's leading his first virtual oftfise with his entire organization. People are exhausted and scared, it's tense. So Connor serahs a few slides before psansig to another teammate to speak. But when he does, he intentionally leaves his screen-share on, so his entire organization watches, thinking that this is a terrible mistake. As Connor closes his PowerPoint, opens up a ggoloe search, and types in ... this.

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NB: And I'm a corporate strategist who spent my career straddling the ______ of business and improv comedy. Which was a wide straddle. The two of us are on a mission to bring humor back. Over the last decade, we have gathered data, partnered with _________ and talked to leaders about humor. One of them was our friend Connor Diemand-Yauman. ______ is the co-CEO of a _____ nonprofit, and in early 2020, just weeks after the world went into quarantine, he's leading his first virtual _______ with his entire organization. People are exhausted and scared, it's tense. So Connor ______ a few slides before _______ to another teammate to speak. But when he does, he intentionally leaves his screen-share on, so his entire organization watches, thinking that this is a terrible mistake. As Connor closes his PowerPoint, opens up a ______ search, and types in ... this.

Solution

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  4. comedians
  5. passing
  6. large
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Original Text

NB: And I'm a corporate strategist who spent my career straddling the worlds of business and improv comedy. Which was a wide straddle. The two of us are on a mission to bring humor back. Over the last decade, we have gathered data, partnered with comedians and talked to leaders about humor. One of them was our friend Connor Diemand-Yauman. Connor is the co-CEO of a large nonprofit, and in early 2020, just weeks after the world went into quarantine, he's leading his first virtual offsite with his entire organization. People are exhausted and scared, it's tense. So Connor shares a few slides before passing to another teammate to speak. But when he does, he intentionally leaves his screen-share on, so his entire organization watches, thinking that this is a terrible mistake. As Connor closes his PowerPoint, opens up a Google search, and types in ... this.

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