Inspiration from the Humor Project Conference 2012

I attended the 55th International Humor Project Conference this past weekend and learned from a number of great speakers. While a lot of the tips below are more inspirational than actionable (which isn’t a bad thing), there are also some great ideas on things you can do today. A huge thanks to Dr. Joel Goodman… Continue Reading >

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Optimism Can Make You Rich

In a recent study of 5,000 individuals, those individuals classified as “wealthy” possessed common traits like optimism, resilience, grit, and curiosity.  Jean Chatzky, auther of The Difference and commissioner of the study, also shares a few more of the benefits of humor in a Reader’s Digest interview: “…optimism is a wealth magnet.  Study after study… Continue Reading >

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Let the Good Times Roll: Building a Fun Culture

An article from the Harvard Management Update explores the use of humor in building a strong culture at work.  The article, Let the Good Times Roll: Building a Fun Culture by David Stauffer explores the value of humor and ways to incorporate it correctly in the workplace. Some of the key points from the article… Continue Reading >

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Humor in the Workplace: A Communication Challenge

“Humor is an intrinsic part of living and working” is the conclusion of an older article I was recently given. The article, titled Humor in the Workplace: A Communication Challenge by Robert A. Vartabedian and Laurel Klinger Vartabedian, professors of speech communication, explores the value of humor at work. Some interesting notes from the paper… Continue Reading >

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