The relationship between humor and leadership effectiveness has never been studied more that it is today. Nor, for that matter, more important! Having a sense of humor as a leader is no longer considered a “nice to have,” I’d argue it’s a MUST-have characteristic of any successful leader.
One thing I stress time and time again to the …
When you have burnt out employees, it can be difficult for your company to achieve your goals. You might experience your workers producing low quality of work, increasing employee turnover, wastage of resources, and much more.
Any company can experience this if they don’t look after their employees properly. If not addressed immediately, it can even lead to a concerning problem …
February 8 is official “Laugh and Grow Rich Day,” which raises an interesting philosophical question, do we laugh because we are rich, or do we become rich because we laugh?
A study by the Hay Group’s Center for Research and Innovation in Boston found a positive correlation between the size of executives’ bonuses and their use of humor, suggesting that yes, …
The hilarious satirical website The Onion recently posted an article titled, “Man Returns To Work After Vacation With Fresh, Reenergized Hatred For Job.” I fear, sadly, that many people will find this headline funny because it hits too close to home. Even if you’re not returning from a vacation, you might be one of the many people who report feeling …
Here’s a very simple exercise to try at your next team meeting or employee retreat: Have a fast and furiously energetic brainstorm over what you need more of and what you need less of in your workplace. Your goal isn’t to solve all your issues or create world peace in ten minutes, but doing this simple exercise is a quick …
Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet? Have you broken any resolutions yet? (I know I have!) Here are a few thoughts on the fine art of resolving to resolve your revolving resolutions…
According to several goal-setting experts, it’s easier to create “anti-resolutions”: Commit to things you want to stop doing rather than things you want to start doing. …
2017 has been a bit, as the kids like to say, “cray cray!” Yes, it’s been a good year to remind yourself to live each and every day as though it was our last, because sooner or later, you’ll be right!
So as the year winds down take time some time this …
I recently read the fascinating (if not disturbing) book, The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson. There’s a chapter in the book that talks about the presence of psychopaths in corporations, speculating that psychopaths show up at a higher than expected rate in leadership positions. Other books, including Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work, as well as countless articles …
So everyone on your team agrees that work would be a heck of a lot better if there was just a little bit more fun every day. And you know the stats. Adding more humor and fun to your office leads to: lower absenteeism rates, lower employee turnover rates, less employee burnout, less stress, less conflict, more innovation, better communication…the …
I admit it. I’m not always the best role model when it comes to following up with clients the way I should. In fact, I’ve thought about starting up a support group, so I could stand up and bare my soul: “I’m Mike. And I’m a lousy follower-upper.” Yet I know how critical it is – there are studies galore …
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International Hall of Fame business speaker on workplace culture Michael Kerr looks at creative and fun ways you can tackle work obstacles – “jobstacles” getting in your way at work. Plus a great fun at work tip, the quote of the week, and how humor saved a couple from being robbed!
International man of mirth and Hall of Fame business speaker Michael Kerr shares some thoughts on creating happier workplaces, plus a great fun at work tip on how to share appreciation at work in a fun way and a great Valentine’s Day deep thought.
International business speaker and workplace culture expert Michael Kerr shares some ideas on how you and your team can get the most from your breaks at work to enhance performance and workplace culture, plus a great alter ego fun at work tip, a great humor quote from Alan Alda, and why did the chicken STOP crossing the road?
International business speaker and author Michael Kerr talks about a great, unconventional way one company encourages employees to have a voice at work, plus there’s a great wacky fun at work tip, the quote of the week, and a preview of some of the fun February theme days headed your way.
Canadian Hall of Fame keynote speaker Michael Kerr talks about how companies are using their sense of humor to fight trolls, plus his fun at work tip offers a simple but effective daily ritual, there’s the deep thought of the week, and Michael shares some of the research studies that won Ig Nobel prizes in 2017.
International business speaker, very funny motivational speaker, and author of The Humor Advantage, Michael Kerr offers some ideas on creating a more colorful workplace culture, plus a great quote about what it is that ALL employees want, and a reminder of an important theme day that is simply the cat’s meow.
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