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by Malcolm Kushner

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ISBN:
0671740636
Author:
Malcolm Kushner
Language:
English
Publisher:
Fireside (June 15, 1991)
Pages:
272 pages
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Humor is a powerful management tool, although few business people how how to use it. Malcolm Kushner, a prominent consultant to corporations on the use of humor, presents his easy-to-apply formulas that help command.

Humor is a powerful management tool, although few business people how how to use it. Malcolm Kushner, a prominent consultant to corporations on the use of humor, presents his easy-to-apply formulas that help command respect and attention, build morale, and create a more productive work environment. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Humor can be a tool for effective workplace communication if used properly. Kushner bills himself as "humor consultant" and in this book describes how to make his advice work for you. Among the contexts he lists are: conflict management, motivation, handling awkward situations, improving productivity, influencing coporate culture, and improving interoffice correspondence. He advocates keeping a humor file and readers can detect that he follows that advice because his book is full of anecdotes and quotes from diverse sources

The Light Touch book. Kushner provides a unique, practical guide that shows business people everywhere how to smooth the way to success with a sense of humor.

The Light Touch book.

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The relationship between principals' humor style and school climate in wisconsin's public middle schools. Gregory Richard Matthias.

Self-effacing humor is a leadership trait. It reflects strength and confidence. It shows that you're secure enough to laugh at yourself

I sometimes begin a speech with these lines: "Six years ago I practiced law with an international corporate law firm in San Francisco. Today I'm a humor consultant. Now whether or not you think the world needs a humor consultant, I'm sure you'll agree we can use one less attorney. Most people do agree. I can tell by their applause and laughter. Self-effacing humor is a leadership trait. It shows that you're secure enough to laugh at yourself. It also creates rapport, boosts morale and makes you more likeable. Perhaps that's why it's frequently used by Miller Communications senior vice president Fred Hoar.

The Light Touch - How to use humour for business success by Malcolm Kushner. Business today is considered to be conducted in a high paced, high pressure environment that is an ample breading ground for all manner of stress related illnesses that could at worst contribute to sub-optimal decision making and the total failure to control the detrimental escalation of quite insignificant events into full blown confrontations. This book is not designed to turn you over night into an ad-lib comedian or to encourage you to detract or undermine the seriousness of many workplace situations.

Since 1982, he has trained thousands of managers, executives and professionals how to gain a competitive edge with humor. Kushner is the author of The Light Touch: How to Use Humor for Business Success (Simon & Schuster), Public Speaking For Dummies (Wiley Books) and Presentations For Dummies (Wiley Books) which has sold over 100,000 copies. He is also a co-creator of a humor exhibit that appeared at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Humor is a powerful management tool, although few business people how how to use it. Malcolm Kushner, a prominent consultant to corporations on the use of humor, presents his easy-to-apply formulas that help command respect and attention, build morale, and create a more productive work environment.
  • IWantYou
Humor can be a tool for effective workplace communication if used properly. Kushner bills himself as "humor consultant" and in this book describes how to make his advice work for you. Among the contexts he lists are: conflict management, motivation, handling awkward situations, improving productivity, influencing coporate culture, and improving interoffice correspondence. He advocates keeping a humor file and readers can detect that he follows that advice because his book is full of anecdotes and quotes from diverse sources. Other than humor, his insight on communication in general is also quite helpful. Going back to the issue of changing corporate culture through humor he makes the point that a threatening environment is not conducive to a free flow of ideas, so "contrary to popular opinion, humor doesn't waste time. It can actually speed things up" (p. 126). He adds weight to his argument by including the fact that "a workplace stimulated by laughter tends to score higher marks in job satisfaction and productivity" (p. 174). Kushner remains readers a company is only as good as its people. In a marketplace where stress is a challenge, this is a book worth considering as required reading.
  • Nirn
This is a tremendous book for upper level managers on the use (and misuse) of humor in the workplace. Kushner is informative and helpful without being silly. He treats his reader as an adult and although there are smiles and laughs aplenty throughout, he never forgets that his goal is to provide some workable techniques for using humor as a management tool to enhance both quality of life and quality of productivity. I bought it years ago and return to read it often.