Quote: “A Scientific America study found that the most effective meetings are those meetings that have a lot of humour and joking around & banter in them because people are more honest, people open up more, and they’re more creative and innovative.” Michael Kerr
We are not all blessed with the humour gene. Some of us struggle to add levity and a bit of comic relief into our workplace, but it can be a great way of creating a more inspiring and happy workplace culture that can give a whole new energy to your team. On this episode of Authentic Living With Roxanne, we are thrilled to welcome Hall of Fame speaker, Michael Kerr to share his thoughts on how you can make yourself more approachable as a leader and show your team that work can be fun as well as productive.
This was such a great interview packed with so much inspirational information that we decided to turn it into a 2-part series. Here’s the link to Part 1
Michael is a Canadian Hall of Fame Speaker who travels the world researching, writing, and speaking about inspiring workplace cultures, and businesses that leverage their humour resources to drive outrageous results for their employees and their customers.
Watch the video here: Humour, Culture and the ROR: Return On Relationships (Part II) with Michael Kerr
Listen to the podcast here: Humour, Culture and the ROR: Return On Relationships (Part II) with Michael Kerr
Authentic Touch Points:
- Tips for leaders to be more approachable. 3:00
- Taking rumours from toxic to funny. 7:30
- Creating authentic culture change. 10:00
- Psychological safety is essential. 16:00
- It starts with hiring. 20:00
Michael’s ideas on building better workplace cultures have been featured in hundreds of publications worldwide, while his Inspiring Workplaces blog has been recognized as one of the top-30 workplace blogs in the world. He is also the author of 8 books, including, “The Jerk-Free Workplace,” “The Humor Advantage,” and “Hire, Inspire, and Fuel Their Fire.” Michael lives in the spectacularly inspiring Canadian Rockies.
I encourage leaders to reach out for guidance about presenting their authentic selves to develop an improved workplace for everyone with less conflict, as I offer executive coaching.
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