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 >

penguin businessman

Last week we talked about the what of work, the five things you need to do any job: execute, think, communicate, relate, and lead. This is important because to solve the challenges you have at work, to start enjoying your job more, and to live a life where you aren’t settling for 40 hours every week… Continue Reading >

what of work

We’ve talked previously about how humor is a skill. It’s an ability you can learn, and one you get better at through practice and repetition. Humor is also a mindset. It’s a way of seeing the world. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. Because the what of work doesn’t really change… Continue Reading >

Ever since I was little, my brother, David, has been a teacher. My mom thinks it’s one reason I did so well in school. He would come home each day and teach me everything he had learned in class (he’s 2 years older than me). The problem is that sometimes he just made things up, and… Continue Reading >

skill of humor performance

Over the past two weeks, we’ve talked about the first two principles of being funnier: sharing your point of view and exploring and heightening. This week we’re talking about the third step: practicing, performing, and repeating. From sketch comedy we understand the importance of performance in executing humor. The characters from SNL, Key & Peele, and Monty… Continue Reading >