Humour, seriously: why humour Is a superpower at work and In life

By: Aaker, Jennifer
Contributor(s): Bagdonas, Naomi
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London Penguin Business 2020Description: x, 257 p. ill. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9780241405932Subject(s): Success in business | Employee motivation | Employees attitudes | Humor in the workplaceDDC classification: 658.45 Summary: When we're kids we laugh all the time. The average four year-old laughs as many as 300 times a day, while the average forty year-old laughs 300 times every two and a half months! We grow up, start working and suddenly become "serious and important people", trading laughter for bottom lines and mind-dumbing zoom calls. But the benefits of humour for our work and life are huge. Studies have shown that humour makes us appear more competent and confident, strengthens our relationships, unlocks creativity and boosts resilience during difficult times. Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas are on a mission to help everyone discover the power of humour. Based on the popular Stanford Business course, this book will show you how to mine your life for material, explore the Four Deadly Humour Myths and help you figure out which style of humour you fall into - The Magnet, The Sweetheart, The Sniper or the Stand Up. https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/314/314409/humour--seriously/9780241405932.html
List(s) this item appears in: FT Business Book 2020-21
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Table of contents

Gravity and levity
The humour cliff
Your brain on humour
The anatomy of funny
Putting your funny to work
Leading with humour
Creating a culture of levity
Navigating the gray areas of humour
Why humour is a secret weapon in life

When we're kids we laugh all the time. The average four year-old laughs as many as 300 times a day, while the average forty year-old laughs 300 times every two and a half months! We grow up, start working and suddenly become "serious and important people", trading laughter for bottom lines and mind-dumbing zoom calls.
But the benefits of humour for our work and life are huge. Studies have shown that humour makes us appear more competent and confident, strengthens our relationships, unlocks creativity and boosts resilience during difficult times.
Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas are on a mission to help everyone discover the power of humour. Based on the popular Stanford Business course, this book will show you how to mine your life for material, explore the Four Deadly Humour Myths and help you figure out which style of humour you fall into - The Magnet, The Sweetheart, The Sniper or the Stand Up.

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/314/314409/humour--seriously/9780241405932.html

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