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Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon at Work with Naomi Bagdonas

The EntreLeadership Podcast

Join us as our host, George Kamel, talks with Naomi Bagdonas. She’s a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an executive coach. Naomi is also a coauthor of the bestselling book, Humor, Seriously. In this episode, she shares the benefits of humor at work, the different humor styles we use, and what to do when a joke doesn’t land. Later, George chats with Kacy Maxwell—the executive director of marketing for EntreLeadership. He shares when not to use humor at work (from personal experience). When figuring out what type of humor is appropriate for the workplace, it’s important to be aware of the fine line between stuff we should and shouldn’t say.You’ll learn:•      Why you should laugh more at work•      The four styles of humor at work•      How to recover from a bad joke at work•      How humor can go completely wrong at workSign up for The EntreLeadership Podcast takeaways—a weekly email where you’ll get three tangible takeaways and a tactical action step related to each episode: https://bit.ly/podcast-takeawaysSupport our sponsors:•      Hite Digital: https://bit.ly/HiteDigital•      Kyro Digital: https://bit.ly/KyroDigital•      NetSuite: https://bit.ly/NetSuiteEntre•      Trainual: https://bit.ly/TrainualEntreLinks mentioned in this episode:•      The EntreLeadership Podcast: https://bit.ly/TheEntreLeadershipPodcast•      Humor, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas: https://amzn.to/3BML5lV•      Take The Humor Typology Quiz to find out your humor style: https://bit.ly/3Ljr1Ld•      Naomi Bagdonas and Jennifer Aaker’s TED Talk: https://bit.ly/3RPr9Et•      Sign up for your 30-day free trial of EntreLeadership Elite: https://bit.ly/3x40ASSLearn more about EntreLeadership Events:•      EntreLeadership Master Series: https://bit.ly/EntreLeadershipMasterSeries•      EntreLeadership Summit: https://bit.ly/EntreLeadershipSummit Learn more about EntreLeadership Coaching:•      Elite: https://bit.ly/3tI2fN8•      Advisory Groups: https://bit.ly/EntreLeadershipAdvisoryGroups•      Executive Coaching: https://bit.ly/EntreLeadershipExecutiveCoaching•      Workshops: https://bit.ly/EntreLeadershipWorkshopsListen to all the Ramsey Network podcasts anytime, anywhere in our app. Download the Ramsey Network app: https://apple.co/3eN8jNq

45mins

26 Sep 2022

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Leading with Humor with Joey Zwillinger, Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas

World Reimagined

Laughter not only feels good, but it’s good for your mental and physical health. It reduces stress, promotes creativity, and helps people feel more connected. It can also help make you a more effective leader.  In this episode, host Gautam Mukunda speaks with Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas, co-authors of Humor, Seriously, and Joey Zwillinger, Co-founder and CEO of Allbirds about why and how leaders should use humor to unite and motivate employees and improve their work culture. “You often hear people suggest that great leaders tend to be vulnerable leaders. I think that humor can be such a great tool to unlock vulnerability.” — Joey Zwillinger, Co-founder and CEO of Allbirds “Humor is this powerful way to get serious things done. I think part of it is upending this deeply ingrained cultural corporate belief that humor and seriousness are at odds.” — Naomi Bagdonas, Lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and Author of Humor, Seriously “Creativity and humor are inextricably linked.” — Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic Professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and Author of Humor, Seriously Resources: Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how Anyone Can Harness It. Even You.) by Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas Follow @GMukunda on Twitter or email us at WorldReimagined@nasdaq.com For more information on this episode’s guest please visit: Nasdaq.com/world-reimagined-podcast

34mins

20 Sep 2022

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Why great leaders take humor seriously | Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas

TED Business

There's a mistaken belief in today's working world that leaders need to be serious all the time to be taken seriously. The research tells a different story. Based on the course they teach at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, behavioral scientist Jennifer Aaker and corporate strategist Naomi Bagdonas delve into the surprising power of humor: why it's a secret weapon to build bonds, power, creativity and resilience -- and how we can all have more of it.

13mins

21 Mar 2022

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Why great leaders take humor seriously | Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas

TED Business

There's a mistaken belief in today's working world that leaders need to be serious all the time to be taken seriously. The research tells a different story. Based on the course they teach at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, behavioral scientist Jennifer Aaker and corporate strategist Naomi Bagdonas delve into the surprising power of humor: why it's a secret weapon to build bonds, power, creativity and resilience -- and how we can all have more of it.

13mins

21 Mar 2022

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Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas: The power of humor and why it can change everything

Into the Magic Shop

Humor can be your biggest secret weapon in business. So much so, this episode’s guests, Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas, wrote the book, ‘Humor, Seriously’, about it. In this episode of Into The Magic Shop, Jennifer and Naomi discuss just how much humor can impact business and how it can ultimately change everything. Because humor isn’t just an emotional response, it plays a huge role on our mental and physical health, as well as our general well being, it even affects our longevity:“The biggest thing to overcome is to recognise this is not about telling jokes and being funny. It's about fundamentally shifting our mindset and navigating the world in a different way. And that is on the precipice of a smile.”From why funnier bosses are deemed to be more competent, to what can you do when your joke falls flat, in this incredibly revealing episode, let the stand up comedian and the Stanford professor share with you why humor is all about making a connection:“Laughter is a fundamental melody of human conversation. It is something that is so easy to connect people. And it's a melody that we all know the tune to, and we all know how to sing along.”On today’s podcast: How humor impacts our health Why humor is all about making connection How to use the levity reframe The four different humor styles What to do when your joke fails Links:Humor, Seriously

51mins

16 Mar 2022

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423: A Serious Case for Humor | Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

A common denominator among all of the great meditation teachers is a sense of humor. They take the teaching seriously, but they don’t take themselves seriously. So perhaps there’s a link between human flourishing and humor. That’s not to say you have to be hilarious in order to be happy, but it clearly helps a great deal not to take yourself so seriously. And it turns out that humor is a skill.Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas co-teach a course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, called, “Humor: Serious Business.” They also co-authored a book called, Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (and How Anyone Can Harness It. Even You.)Dr. Jennifer Aaker is the General Atlantic Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business whose work has been published in leading scientific journals and featured in The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Science. Naomi Bagdonas is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an executive coach. She trained formally at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, teaches improv in San Francisco’s county jail, and performs in comedy venues.This episode explores:Why Naomi and Jennifer say we’ve fallen off a humor cliffThe four main humor styles and how to figure out which is yoursWhen self-deprecation works, and when it doesn’tHow to conduct a humor auditHow to sign off your emails The relationship between humor and statusThe connection between humor and loveA taxonomy of workplace humorThe different types of humor fails, and what to do about themFull Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/jennifer-aaker-naomi-bagdonas-423 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 7mins

2 Mar 2022

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Impact with John Shegerian - Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas

Impact Podcast with John Shegerian

38mins

25 Jan 2022

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왜 훌륭한 리더들은 유머를 중요하게 여길까요? | 제니퍼 에이커, 나오미 백도나스(Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas)

TEDTalks 비즈니스

오늘날 직장 생활에서 리더들은 진지하게 받아들여지려면 항상 엄격해야 한다는 잘못된 믿음이 있습니다. 조사에 따르면 이야기는 완전히 다릅니다. 행동 과학자인 제니퍼 에이커와 기업 전략가인 나오미 백도나스가 스탠포드 경영 대학원에서 하는 강의를 바탕으로 하여, 유머의 놀라운 힘을 알아봅니다. 왜 유머가 유대감, 힘, 창의력 그리고 회복력까지 높여주는 비밀 무기인지, 그리고 어떻게 유머를 더 갖출 수 있는지 알아봅니다.

10mins

13 Jan 2022

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Pourquoi les grands dirigeants prennent l'humour au sérieux | Jennifer Aaker et Naomi Bagdonas

TEDTalks Economie

Il y a une croyance erronée dans le monde du travail actuel qui nous laisse penser que les dirigeants doivent être constamment sérieux pour être pris au sérieux. Mais la recherche nous montre une autre réalité. Les scientifiques du comportement et professeurs à la haute école de gestion de Stanford, Jennifer Aaker et Naomi Bagdonas creusent le sujet du pouvoir surprenant de l'humour : les raisons pour lesquelles c'est une arme secrète pour créer du lien, du pouvoir, de la créativité et de la résilience et comment nous pouvons faire monter en puissance l'humour dans nos vies professionnelles.

10mins

13 Jan 2022

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Ep186 - Jennifer Aaker & Naomi Bagdonas | Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life

Talks at Google

Humor is serious business. And that’s a fact backed by cold, hard research. Humor builds bonds, defuses tension, boosts innovation, and bolsters resilience through hard times. That’s why Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas teach a class called “Humor: Serious Business”, at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, a course that has helped some of the world’s most hard-driving, blazer-wearing business minds have more joy in their work and lives. In their book Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life, Jennifer and Naomi share advice from world-class comedians, findings from behavioral scientists, and stories from leaders around the world. They reveal how humor works — and how it not only changes the way you do business, but live life. Research tells us that humor can be one of the most powerful tools we have for accomplishing serious things. Studies show that humor makes us appear more competent and confident, strengthens relationships, unlocks creativity, and helps us get through tough times. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2S9YGzP Moderated by Helen Riley. Visit g.co/talksatgoogle/HumorSeriously to watch the video of this event. 

1hr 2mins

19 Oct 2021

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