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Humour, Seriously: Why Humour Is A Superpower At Work And In Life

Humour, Seriously: Why Humour Is A Superpower At Work And In Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Aaker, Jennifer
By Bagdonas, Naomi

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If you think being funny is unprofessional, think again. Some people think the workplace is no place for funny business. But in fact, the upside of humour for our careers is significant. A recent survey of more than 700 CEOs showed that 98% prefer job candidates with a sense of h...umour, and 84% think that funny employees do better work. Comedian Naomi Bagdonas and psychologist Jennifer Aaker's research into humour has shown that exhibiting humour in the workplace can enhance our influence and status, build bonds and defuse tension within teams, enhance creativity and problem-solving and even make us more likeable. Humour unlocks our authentic selves, which helps us lead with greater purpose and levity has been proven to make us healthier and happier. Humour is the most under-leveraged tool for power in the working world. No joke! And yet research shows that we fall off a humour cliff around the time we enter the workforce. Based on one of the most oversubscribed courses amongst Stanford MBAs, Humour, Serious Business will teach you how to: -Find your own type of funny -Employ the techniques of stand up comedians -Lead with a good sense of humour -Create a culture of levity -Learn what type of humour to use in different situations In this smart and funny book about how to be smart and funny, Aaker and Bagdonas share the best tips from the masters - like comedian Seth Meyers, writers for The Onion, and performers from the Upright Citizen's Brigade - and distils the insights of leaders who are creating cultures of levity at companies like Twitter, Apple, Andreessen Horowitz and IDEO. Along the way, they share the hilarious tales of their own (vaguely mortifying) adventures in pursuit of a punch line.
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ISBN 9780241405932
Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780241405932
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Portfolio Penguin
Released 17 Nov 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Aaker, Jennifer
By Bagdonas, Naomi
Category Performing Arts
Social Issues
The Self, Ego, Identity, Personality
Business Strategy
Management & Management Techniques
Business Communication & Presentation
Working Patterns & Practices
Advice On Careers & Achieving Success
Popular Psychology
Jokes & Riddles
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 658.45
Weight 332g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Humor in the workplace, Success in business, Employee motivation, Employees - Attitudes
NBS Text Humour: Collections & General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly