Item description for Lighten Up: Survival Skills for People Under Pressure by C. W. Metcalf, Roma Felible & Roma Feible...
Overview Simple, everyday techniques show how to stay calm, cool, and creative in a down-sized, stressed-out world that is constantly changing. Based on the author's highly successful workshops for major corporations, this book shows how to see the absurdity in difficult situations and how to take ourselves lightly while we take our work seriously. Excerpted in Reader's Digest.
Publishers Description Humor can help you thrive in change, remain creative under pressure, work more effectively, play more enthusiastically, and stay healthier in the process. But humor is also a set of specific, learned skills, and like any other discipline, these skills need to be developed. "Lighten Up "shows you how to build these skills so that you can see the absurdity in difficult situations and take yourself lightly while you take your job, problem, or challenge seriously.
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Studio: Basic Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date May 21, 1993
Publisher Basic Books
ISBN 0201622394 ISBN13 9780201622393
Availability 0 units.
More About C. W. Metcalf, Roma Felible & Roma Feible
C.W. Metcalf and Roma Felible are a husband-and-wife writing team as well as business partners. C.W. Metcalf and Company consults worldwide on the role of humor in managing oneself and others.
Reviews - What do customers think about Lighten Up: Survival Skills for People Under Pressure?
Open up your mind Mar 1, 2006
It's a shame the only other reviewer as of early 2006 is quick to attack the book on religious grounds. Most societies have religion to thank for their lack of humor. Open up, live a little and prepare yourselves for the shock when u die and find that u didn't have the truth after all.
Advocates Appropriate Use of Humor Sep 9, 2003
Humor is an instrument of healing if used properly, not a destructive weapon to be used to put down other people. Such is the philosophy of Metcalf, who along with his wife Roma Felible offer a set of skills built around that claim. The book has strengths and weaknesses. On the positive side, the argument that humor is a healing tonic has validity. They offer evidence of recent scientific studies that support this principle which goes back at least as far as the book of Proverbs in the Old Testament. Some of the skills they offer are doable and can be applied by virtually anyone. The disappointment comes at the end of the book. The chapter about death is NOT from a Christian perspective, but from that of a Buddhdist Since Buddha's still in his grave no hope is offered, just a shallow "be positive" which is an awful substitue for the promise offered by Jesus who is NOT in His grave.