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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Humor Across Cultures

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I landed here in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday morning for a week of relaxation and a little bit of work. When I landed, I had in my inbox an email from a fellow humor speaker from Norway, Piotr Pluta. He was sharing with me his recent TEDx talk, An Intercultural Guide to Humor. It’s a… Read more

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Mind Meld – Creativity Exercise

The best team-building exercises not only help you build relationships with your peers, but also helps you achieve another outcome. Mind Meld is a great improv warm-up that helps you think creatively while also getting to know your fellow players better. The exercise requires two or more people. The goal is for two people in… Read more

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10 Insights from Influence 2015

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I spent the past week in Washington, DC at Influence 2015, the annual convention for the National Speakers Association. It was a great opportunity to connect with other speakers, share my thoughts on the value of what we do, and, of course, learn a ton of great things. Here are 10 Insights I gained from… Read more

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The Platinum Rule

Many people are aware of the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It’s a fun sentence (you get to say “do unto” twice!) and it seems like great advice on how to treat other people. Except it’s not actually good advice. Consider the following: I love milkshakes. If I’ve… Read more

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