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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; 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
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              Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.)
               

              Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.) (Hardback)

              By Aaker, Jennifer; Bagdonas, Naomi

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              Anyone can learn how to harness the power of humor in business (and life), thanks to this smart (and funny) book based on the popular class at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. There exists a false dichotomy between gravity and levity in today's corporate culture: the mista...ken belief that we have to be serious all the time in order to be taken seriously. But the research tells a different story: that in fact humor is one of the most powerful tools we have for accomplishing serious things. Top executives know this, which is why 98% of CEOs prefer employees with a sense of humor, and 84% of VPs believe employees with a sense of humor do better work. Studies show that humor makes us appear more competent, confident, and influential; it builds bonds, defuses tension, earns us buy-in for our ideas, and even helps spark new ones. Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas teach the popular Humor: Serious Business course at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where they have helped some of the world's most hard-driving, blazer-wearing business minds build humor into their organizations and lives. In Humor, Seriously, theydraw on behavioral science research, advice from world-class comedians, and stories from real-live business leaders to show us how to harness the many benefits of humor in our companies and careers. It is much more than being funny; it is about training our brains to look at the world through a different lens. Often, all it takes is a moment of levity to shift a relationship or moment from transactional and sterile to authentic and connected. At a time when we're all craving more authentic connection in our world, Humor, Seriously shows how to infuse more levity--and more humanity--into our everyday lives.
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              ISBN 9780593135280
              Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
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