Workplace blogs

"Inspire leaders, energize employees, turn customers into raving fans, and build an inspiring workplace culture that will drive OUTRAGEOUS results!"- Michael KerrHall of Fame international business speaker and author of The Humor Advantage

Inspiring Workplaces Weekly E-zine: Inspiring Ideas for Your Workplace!

Sign up now and receive “340 Ways to Put Humor to Work!” absolutely free!

Newsletter Testimonials

For Sample Issues Click Here!

HUMOR AT WORK BLOGS VIEW ALL

Does It Really Take an Employee Engagement Survey to Figure Out What You Should Already Know?

Okay, to be clear – I’m not slamming employee engagement surveys. If done right, employee engagement surveys can provide invaluable insights, serve as a scorecard to see whether you’re trending in the right direction or not, and offer employees one more opportunity to feel like they have a voice in the future of your organization.

Yet, I frequently hear from clients …

Nerds Rule the Roost in this Inspiring Workplace

I always love stumbling upon under-the-radar companies that are doing awesomely cool things, like these nerds. (And as a self-identifying nerd, I use this term in a very affectionate way.)

The software development company The Nerdery was recently listed by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. One of the keys to their success …

How Cultural Differences Can Show Up In Your Workplace

Guest blog by Tina Varughese

On a recent trip to Mazatlan, Mickey, our gregarious activities coordinator, was leading a game of “Name that Movie Tune”. The game seemed to be geared for Mexicans and Canadians as Mickey expertly switched songs between famous Mexican movies and North American hits such as, “Scooby Doo”, “Ghostbusters”, “Casper” (try singing that theme song…I dare you…not …

Employee Motivation Starts With the Why

Guest post by Merge Gupta Sunderji.

People often think that you need big budgets to motivate employees.  Not true.  There are scads of zero-cost or inexpensive ways to motivate employees, and here’s one – tell people why!  This may sound really obvious, but it often gets missed.  I repeatedly see managers and supervisors issuing edicts to staff without telling them “why”, …

13 Ways to Banish Workplace Boredom

I’m reading Pierre Burton’s The Arctic Grail, recounting the numerous historic attempts by 19th Century explorers to discover a northwest passage through Arctic waters north of Canada. During these explorations ships routinely had to overwinter in the sea ice in brutal conditions, and while the crews faced numerous threats, from scurvy to starvation to hypothermia, one threat they encountered may …

Are Your Values Moo-ving Employees?

Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream considers themselves to be a “values-led ” business.  Co-founder Ben Cohen, in fact, had a saying, “When you go to work in the morning you shouldn’t have to leave your values behind.”

OK, sure. We’ve all heard that a thousand times before. Yawn.  I mean, seriously, what business DOESN’T make a claim about how their values …

Inspiring Teams When They Aren’t All There (In Person, That Is)

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is, “Mike, how do you engage, inspire, and motivate people when they work from home or even in another city and you don’t have the same level of interaction with them as your other onsite employees?”

(The second most frequent question I get is, “Who cuts your hair? Do you do it …

Delivering World Class Presentations

A great summary of some of the things world class speakers do each and every time to hit it out of the ballpark, how to overcome public speaking anxiety, and some interesting stats about the fear of public speaking around the globe and the differences between men and women.

The Value of the Slight Edge

Guest post by Hall of Fame customer service leadership speaker and trainer Jeff Mowatt

Remember the old joke about two camping buddies being scared out of their tent by a rummaging grizzly? One scrambles to exit while the other stops to put on his running shoes. “What are you doing putting on those …

To Motivate Employees, Offer Them Choices!

Guest Blog by Merge Gupta-Sunderji

Motivating employees is not always about money, and in my leadership development practice, I am always offering up hundreds of different zero- and low-cost ways to motivate employees.  Here’s one – offer them choices.  Offering employees different alternatives in any situation usually costs nothing, but creates a sense of personal power in your people.  And workplace …

HUMOR AT WORK VIDEOS

Michael has more than 200 videos on his YouTube Channel. Topics include inspiring workplace cultures, inspiring leadership, humor in the workplace, creativity and innovation, teamwork, inspiring customer service and more! To subscribe to the humor at work channel, click here.

HUMOR AT WORK ONLINE STORE Inspiring resources packed with relevant ideas for your workplace!

The Humor Advantage DVD

The Humor Advantage: Why Some Businesses Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank

Inspiring Workplaces

Putting Humor to Work Book

Inspiring Questions for Inspiring Workplaces

340 Ways to Put Humor to Work

When Do You Let The Animals Out?

What’s So Funny About Alberta?

Books, e-books, DVD’s and more!

SHOP NOW!

LATEST NEWS

COACHING

Executive Coaching

Inspiring cultures demand inspiring leadership – but inspiring leadership doesn’t just happen by accident.

If you want to attract top talent, improve employee retention rates, reduce employee absenteeism rates, lead change, offer more inspiring customer service,
turn passion into action, and inspire your employees through a dynamic work environment you need to invest in your leadership development.

Find out how Michael can help your leaders lead future leaders in your workplace.

LEARN MORE

Speaking Coaching

Are people suffering from the “blahs” in your workplace? As in…there’s too much, “Blah..blah..blah going on?”

Or is your workplace straining under the weight of too much “déjà moo”- the weird, eerie feeling you’ve heard this bull before?

When it comes to building an inspiring workplace culture, turning ideas into action, leading change, and building a strong team, communication is everything and everything is communication.

Find out how Michael can help you or your employees present ideas in a more confident, effective, and inspiring way so that ideas become action.

LEARN MORE

THE PIRATE NAME GENERATOR

Get your Pirate Name

1

NAME

2

GENDER

Copyright © 2017, Michael Kerr. All rights reserved.
An eKzact Design