Some people think the workplace is no place for funny business. But a recent survey of more than 700 CEOs showed that 98% prefer job candidates with a sense of humour, and 84% think that funny employees do better work. Psychologist Dr Jennifer Aaker and comedian Naomi Bagdonas' research has shown that humour makes us feel more competent and confident, strengthens relationships and boosts resilience during difficult times. Based on their popular course "Humour: Serious Business" at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, (where they help some of the world's most hard-driving, blazer-wearing business minds build levity into their organizations and lives), Humour, Seriously will show you how to use humour to: · enhance creativity and problem-solving · influence and motivate others · increase likability and status · build bonds and defuse tension within teams · create a culture where colleagues feel safe, appreciated and joyful If you think being funny is unprofessional, think again. Humour is the most under-leveraged tool for power in the working world. No joke!