[FLR] Cheerful Leadership Lessons From the Royal Navy | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,  
 
The Royal Navy measures a very interesting attribute on each of it’s ships: cheerfulness. I worked with a CEO who, when he visited offices, benchmarked the amount of laughter present. Cheerful leaders = Cheerful employees = Better organizations.

 

Mckinsey | Cheerful Leadership Lessons From the Royal Navy
 

TalentSpace A Laugh a Day Gives Results That Pay: The Power of Humor

 

HBR Strategic Humor
 
                 
CJ | Leadership Advice From Don Cherry
 
TED Stuart Firestein: “Neuroscientist Jokes: A Lot Less Like Scientific Method and a Lot More Like Farting Around In the Dark.”

  

“[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon-laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution-these can lift at a colossal humbug-push it a little-weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” – Mark Twain

Leading, along the road with you!

 

Alan

 

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