Laughter and Leadership

Laughing is Essential to Effective Leadership…

“[It] displays a sense of humour, insight and an ability to connect with an audience […] These are all qualities that are indispensable to good leaders.”

“A sense of humour in particular, to me, is an important indicator or ‘tell’ about someone’s ego. Having a balance of confidence and humility is essential to effective leadership. Laughing in a genuine way requires a certain level of confidence, because we all look a little silly laughing… that makes us vulnerable – a state insecure people fear. And laughing is also frequently in appreciation of others who have said something that is funny. That is, YOU didn’t say it and by laughing, you acknowledge the other…”
– James Comey – A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

86% believe employers do not do enough to support mental wellbeing

Employee Benefits86% believe employers do not do enough to support mental wellbeingEmployee BenefitsMore than four-fifths (86%) of respondents do not feel employees are doing enough to support employees with work-related stress, anxiety and other mental health issues, according to research by Westfield Health. Its research, which surveyed 2,025 UK .and more »

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Employees prefer workplace wellbeing to material benefits.

A detailed study commissioned by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) looked into work attitudes and found that many factors outweigh the pay cheque, such as relationships with colleagues, self-worth, and the nature of the job itself. Eight in ten of the 2,000 people polled said they would turn down a big salary increase if it meant working with people or an environment they didn’t like.

Source: Britain’s workers value companionship and recognition over a big salary, a recent report revealed. | AAT

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