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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, May 31, 2006, Issue Number 178

HUMP DAY WARNING: Attitudes are extremely infectious.
If you come into contact with someone with an annoying
attitude, please back slowly away and wash your hands

1. Living Happily Ever After at Work
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Deep Thought of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. Living Happily Ever After at Work

A recent international survey by Towers Perin Human
Resources Services, found that only 17% of employees
consider themselves fully engaged in their workplace!!
The term “engagement” is all the buzz these days. Being
“engaged” essentially means being willing to invest extra
effort into one’s job.

Creating a more positive, humor-filled environment, having
leaders get out of their employees’ way, connecting folks
to worthwhile goals and allowing employees to be in control
of their goals all serve to foster greater engagement.

Another key, according to Marcus Buckingham, author of
The One Thing You Need to Know, suggests that the world’s
greatest managers do the opposite of most managers –
they focus on tapping into each employee’s unique
strengths, rather than focusing on their weaknesses.
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

To encourage people to laugh at themselves AND to reward
folks for having a bad day, create a “Bonehead Play of
the Month” Award. The key to making this work: people can
only nominate themselves, when THEY feel they can
publicly come clean in a fun way about a blooper they did.
3. Deep Thought of the Week

“It’s always darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to
steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.”
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

A man named Thomas Mason was charged with robbing a bank
in Winona, Minnesota. He was caught because of the hold-up
note he used, which read: “Hi, I’m Thomas Mason.”

Happy Hump Day! Remember, when all else fails – laugh.
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2006
Reach Michael at 1-866-609-2640,

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