9780470195888

The Levity Effect Why it Pays to Lighten Up

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470195888

  • ISBN10:

    0470195886

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Adrian Gostick is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Invisible Employee and The Carrot Principle, as well as the BusinessWeek bestseller A Carrot a Day, The Integrity Advantage, and The 24-Carrot Manager.

Scott Christopher is an author, speaker, and regular columnist for Workplace HR magazine. He is the author of the book Lighten Up, as well as a film and television actor.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
The Case for Levityp. 1
Levity Is a Funny Thing: If They're Busting a Gut, They'll Bust Their Buttsp. 9
Levity Effect-Communication: If They're Laughing, They're Listeningp. 37
Levity Effect-Innovation: With Comedy, There's Creativityp. 73
Levity Effect-Respect: In You They Trustp. 101
Levity Effect-Health: Good for What Ails Youp. 113
Levity Effect-Wealth: Laughing All the Way to the Bankp. 129
Getting Lighterp. 145
142 Ways to Have Fun at Work: How to Bring the Levity Effect to Workp. 151
Overcoming Objections to Levity: So What if I'm a Brow Knitter?p. 171
Levity for Life: Bringing Home the Funp. 191
Conclusion: Your Levity IQp. 207
Notesp. 219
About the Authorsp. 227
Learn More at Levityeffect.comp. 229
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