Leaders are able to see humor in the unexpected. They are not afraid to
share stories and laugh with others.

1. Alleviates tense moments.
Laughter is a great way to relieve the tension of a moment. When nerves
get stretched, a humorous thought is often the ticket to return to sanity.

2. Builds camaraderie.
When we share “inside jokes” we build a strong bond of common
ground. Tom, Dave, and I formed a team that provided training to
thousands of Kmart's vendors. Through a series of seminars and
conferences we developed a true team attitude through the humorous
events we shared at the dozens of conferences we would go on to

3. Relieves stress.
Laughter is a great stress reliever. At the end of a tough day I often
recall recent humorous events and laugh about them. Sometimes the
laughter is even aloud. Even on a bad day, some humor existed if we
spend time to think about it.

This information is excellent to use in sessions covering:

This is an excerpt from “Life’s Leadership Lessons” a collection of 53
anecdotal leadership lessons, each with an anecdote and the application
of the topic in your everyday life. It is designed for use in weekly staff
meetings or for personal development.

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