Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Using A Sense of Humour to Lead

Sometimes, we merely have to laugh it off!

When you may not get the results you want, perhaps a good laugh can shift your perspective. A joke is all about perspective – looking at things from another point of view.

I mean, what else can you do? Sulk? Be resentful? Be serious? Get constipated? It is better to feel good than bad. It is good to feel better, and a joke or riddle can put us in that place of heightened alertness, euphoria and appreciation. Thus, comedy can be therapeutic and treat depression. Raise people’s spirit, morale and interest – and we can influence them to do remarkable things for themselves, and others. As comedian Russell Peters would say, ‘Hey! Be a man! Do the right thing!’

If Happy Hour is about feeling happy once, or twice every hour – then we should have more of it. Would it be possible to laugh once every hour? Save up a collection of jokes, and read one when your energy wanes or spirit flags. Hear a colleague (with a great sense of humour) tell a joke. These are the ones who can tell a joke umpteen times, and it is still funny!

Here are some things to tickle your funny bone! From my Twitter Folks…With Thanks!

Beer doesn't make you fat. It makes you lean (on the bar, on the wall, on the...)

I thought I was indecisive; now I'm not so sure.

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Without geometry, life is pointless.

A laughter a day keeps the apple away.

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