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Are You Picking the Best Possible Idea? Avoiding Groupthink – May the Best Idea Win!

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 20 Mar 2014

podcast Selecting the best possible idea in a group situation is challenging and is definitely a balancing act between competing forces. Mike offers six tips to help you ensure …

Trumpeting Success at Work

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 03 Mar 2014

podcast Survey after survey suggests that the number one thing employees want more of in their workplace is recognition. Genuine thanks. To feel appreciated.  Mike talks about the importance …

An IDEO Kind of Idea for Communicating Your Workplace Values

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 19 Feb 2014

podcast IDEO is known as one of the most innovative, creative companies in the world. Their seven values are values any company or team needs to embrace to be …

Are Your Primed for Success at Work?

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 12 Sep 2013

podcast Are your primed for success at work? A healthy sense of humor, combined with some positive framing can help prepare you for that important business presentation, meeting or …

Humor at Work: Fun Promotional Events Generate FREE Publicity!

Filed under: The Hump Day Humor at Work E-zine - 25 Oct 2011

Here’s another example of a business capitalizing on a little

creativity and fun to get some free publicity. The Lower

Mainland Eccotique Spa is offering a “confess and de-stress”

spa package for Vancouver Stanley Cup riot suspects. Any

suspected hooligans can turn themselves in, …

Humor at Work: Assess Your Workplace Culture with Unusual Questions

Filed under: The Hump Day Humor at Work E-zine - 13 Sep 2011

I’m a big fan of asking unusual questions because unusual

questions spark curiosity, promote lateral thinking, generate

interesting conversations, lively debates and, most importantly,

often lead to creative ideas and perspectives.

Here are a few of my favorite questions that I think teams

should take …

Humor at Work: Improv Lessons for the Workplace

Filed under: The Hump Day Humor at Work E-zine - 24 May 2011

Improv Lessons for the Workplace

I just read Tina Fey’s autobiography Bossypants, a hilarious

read which included an insightful sidebar on work/life lessons

she gleaned from her years doing theater improvisation with

Second City in Chicago. As someone who uses theater improv from

time to …

Humor at Work: Great Workplaces Create Great Ambassadors

Filed under: The Hump Day Humor at Work E-zine - 10 Apr 2011

In a survey by the David Alpin Group, one of the top reasons

employees cited for quitting their jobs was an unhealthy or

undesirable workplace culture. Yet, in the same survey, managers

failed to recognize this as a top factor. The failure to …

Humor at Work: Creativity in the Workplace Requires Thinking Time!

Filed under: The Hump Day Humor at Work E-zine - 23 Feb 2011

Showering Your Workplace with Great Ideas!

There’s a scene in the TV show Mad Men where the boss’s young daughter asks an employee why he isn’t working, to which the ad man replies, “I am working. I’m thinking.”

Which raises an interesting …

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