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… Read more

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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… Read more

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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… Read more

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Using Humor at Work is as Easy as Pie

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A majority of the questions I receive after delivering a humor keynote are about how: How do you know what humor to use? How often should you use humor? How do you get started using humor? Using humor at work can seem intimidating but the reality is that you already know most of what you need… Read more

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Humor Showcased in the Life Lab

I was featured in this great post from Intu on the value of a sense of humour. Yes, there’s an additional ‘u’ in there for my American readers because this group is based in the UK. A few quick highlights from the article. On Leadership Traits Another study from the Bell Leadership Institute found that… Read more

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