People sometimes tell me that they think their workplace is too serious for humor. I ask them if it's more serious than the Civil War. This story about Abraham Lincoln shows how humor is vital even in the most serious of times. Why Don't You Laugh? I work with a lot of engineers, project managers… Continue Reading >

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30 Benefits of Humor at Work

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I'm incredibly passionate about humor in the workplace and not because it's fun. As an engineer, the reason why I care about using humor is that it works. It's effective with the one thing you can't be efficient with, human beings. So with that in mind, here are 30 benefits of humor at work, backed… Continue Reading >

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How to Build a Virtual Task Force and Keep it Running

Note: This is a guest post by Robert Cordray. I've added some humor notes to go along with the great tips from Robert. Telecommuting has become a common way to give employees extra flexibility in their work and employers flexibility in who they hire by eliminating the zip code requirement. While there are many advantages… Continue Reading >

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Corporate Storytelling, An Interview with Paul Smith

Ever wonder what separates good leaders from great leaders? According to Paul Smith, one key skill of great leaders is the ability to tell a story. I sat down with Paul Smith, author of Lead with a Story, to talk about the value of corporate storytelling and how people can get started. Here's the full… Continue Reading >

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Corporate Storytelling from Paul Smith

Note: This is the transcription of an interview with Paul Smith from Lead with a Story. The interview has been edited for clarity and ease of reading.  For the audio of the interview, check out Corporate Storytelling, An Interview with Paul Smith. You've written a book called Lead with a Story that talks about the… Continue Reading >

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