The Levity Effect: Why it Pays to Lighten Up

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 29, 2010 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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"The Levity Effect" uses serious science to reveal the remarkable power of humor and fun in business. Science proves it?fun is good for business! Based on ten years of extensive research, the authors argue against business tradition to reveal the powerful bottom-line benefits of leading with levity. With interviews, exercises, and case studies, the book reveals how humor in the workplace will help you communicate messages, build camaraderie, and encourage creativity for a better workplace and bigger profits.
 

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Review: The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up

User Review  - Theresa Hildebrand - Goodreads

Anyone who supervises even one person should read this book. Like I always say, If you're not having fun ~ you're doing it wrong. Read full review

Review: The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up

User Review  - Shonna Froebel - Goodreads

This book promotes having fun and work, and offers up the research to support its platform. The authors show how the right kind of levity can increase productivity, improve communication, foster ... Read full review

Contents

CHATTERING TEETH AND A KAZOO BAND?
AND AWAY WE GO
THE PATH TO GREATNESS
THE BODY OF EVIDENCE
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING
ALTRUISM ASIDE WHATS IN IT FOR ME?
THE THESIS AND ANTITHESIS OF LAUGHTER
HEALTHIER CULTURES
LEVITY LOWERS TURNOVER
LEVITY RECHARGES BATTERIES
HUMOR INCREASES PERSONAL SUCCESS
HUMOR MAKES YOU EMPLOYABLE
FUN AT WORK
LIGHTEN UP AT HOME
LIGHTEN UP IN PUBLIC

MORE EFFICIENT MEETINGS
INFORMAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH EMPLOYEES
REMARKABLE PRESENTATIONS
TRAINING THAT SIZZLES
HUMOROUS COMMUNICATION
MAKE WORK MORE FUN AND CREATIVE
GETTING SERIOUSAHOLICS TO BE MORE CREATIVE
HIRE PEOPLE WHO ARE MORE CREATIVE
HUMOR EARNS SOME RESPECT
NINETOFIVE ADVERSARIES
SHARED MEANING
HEALTHIER HOMES
LIGHTEN UP IN RESTAURANTS
LIGHTEN UP IN PRIVATE SO TO SPEAK
A FEW RED FLAGS
EXAMPLES OF DOING IT RIGHT
FALSE ASSUMPTIONS
NOW GO AND LIGHTEN UP
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Four
Chapter Six
Chapter Eight
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Adrian Gostick ist Autor von verschiedenen sehr erfolgreichen Büchern; inklusive dem New York Times Bestseller Der unsichtbare Mitarbeiter und The Carrot Principle. Er ist auch der Autor der Wall Street Journal und Business Week Bestseller A Carrot Day, The Integrity Advantage und The 24-Carrot Manager, das von Larry King (CNN) als ein "Muss für moderne Manager" gelobt wurde. Seine Bücher wurden in 15 Sprachen übersetzt und werden in mehr als 50 Ländern weltweit verkauft.
Scott Christopher ist Autor, Dozent und selbsterklärter Außenseiter in der Unternehmenswelt - nachdem er viele Jahre in der Traumwelt von Fernsehen und Film gearbeitet hat. Nachdem er in die normale Arbeitswelt zurückgekehrt ist, entdeckte er, dass es einen riesigen Unterschied gibt zwischen den Menschen, die sich Erfolg wünschen und denen, die etwas erreichen. Er entdeckte, dass die Kluft mit Leichtigkeit überbrückt werden kann. Scotts Enthusiasmus, seine Energie und sein einnehmender Humor ermöglichen unvergessliche Reden und Seminare, die Leute bewegen und zum Lachen bringen.

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