Changing How You Work with Humor

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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 >

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The What of Work

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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 >

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How Humor Can Be Inappropriate

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The consequences of inappropriate humor are nothing new (in fact I wrote about humor as an HR issue back in 2013). But in light of the recent happenings with a certain TV show and its titular actor, I figured it was worth re-visiting. There are three reasons humor tends to be inappropriate in the workplace: 1) Inappropriate… Continue Reading >

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The Skill of Humor – TEDx Talk

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I’m excited to announce that my second TEDx talk is now available online: In the talk, given at TEDxTAMU, I talk about: My grandma’s definition of WTF. 30 benefits from learning how to use humor. The skill of humor and why anyone can learn it. Three steps to creating humor. Why my grandmother is the… Continue Reading >

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Best of This Blog

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With over 700 posts, the Humor That Works Blog is a vast resource covering all sorts of humor topics. But it can also be a bit overwhelming; new readers aren’t sure where to start or what to focus on. Well, new readers should definitely start with the Getting Started Guide, but after that, it’s choose-your-own-adventure… Continue Reading >

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