Humor at the Democratic Debate – 10/15/19

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The October Democratic Debate of 2019 was an important moment for candidates to make a mark and share their message with the American people before heading into 2020. Like any important communication, humor played a valuable role in either helping or hurting their cause. As we did for the last debate, we decided to take… Read more

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Humor at the Democratic Debate – 9/12/2019

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As part of our series on Humor in Unexpected Places, and in preparation of the upcoming Democratic Debates, I decided to see what kind of humor was used in the previous debates held on September 12, 2019. I was curious to know: was humor used, and if so, was it used effectively? Who used it… Read more

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Why Humor in 60 Seconds

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One of the reasons people say they don’t use humor at work is that they don’t have time. Well, for those of you without enough time to read our book or see our TEDx talk on humor, here’s why you should care about humor in sixty seconds: (VIDEO COMING SOON) TEXT: 83% of employees are… Read more

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Why Leaders Use Humor at Work

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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… Read more

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Why Humor Can Be a Powerful Campaign Tool

A recent story on NPR shared the value of humor in politics in campaigning, which echoes a previous article we had here on Humor That Works (Humor in Presidential Elections). Some key points from the story: Humor is an essential tool in any politician’s kit. [Humor] can disarm an opponent, woo a skeptical voter or… Read more

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