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!