Why Leaders Use Humor at Work

why leaders use humor

Humor has been analyzed by the some of the best minds in history – Aristotle, Hobbes, Kant, and Freud to name a few. There is plenty of research on the positive impacts of humor in organizations; however, there is less knowledge on leaders’ own perspective on humor. I wrote my postgraduate thesis on humor in… Continue Reading >

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Improve Problem-Solving By Laughing More

the candle problem

You walk into a room where you find a table pushed against the back wall with three things on it: a book of matches, a box of tacks, and a candle. Above the table is a corkboard. Your instructions are to affix the candle to the corkboard in such a way that when you light the… Continue Reading >

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Five Great Pieces of Feedback for HTW

(From a recent event at General Assembly in NYC.) I’ve had the pleasure of working with some incredible people at some great organizations (including P&G, ESPN, PepsiCo, Microsoft, and Pink Elephant to name 5). I was recently updating this site and was reviewing feedback from various events. While a lot of it was positive, and also some… Continue Reading >

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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

benefits of humor

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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