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The Power of Fun at Work

In Reader's Digest, Don Snyder tells us that he noticed his employees extending their allotted break time. So he put this sign on their bulletin board. "Starting immediately, your 15 minute breaks are being cut back from a half-hour to twenty minutes." He says that using humor, employees got the message.

All our lives we've been told that you have to be so serious to be successful. It's nothing but a myth! According to the business journal, Human Resources Focus, 96% of executives surveyed said people with a sense of humor do better at their jobs than those who have little or no sense of humor.

You Can Be A Great Leader Only If You Have A Heart

It was Sunday. I walked into the football locker room at Wayne State University. I was happy and proud to be an assistant football coach after Saturday's victory. I saw the head football coach picking up athletic tape off the floor and throwing it into the trash can. The tape had been left over from the players after the game. I said, "Coach, why are you picking up the tape? Let the janitor do that." He was bent over with a wad of tape in his hand. He looked up at me and said, "Walt, no job is too small!"

What To Do When You Start At 9am Sharp And End At 9pm Dull!

Do you know how many times we laughed when we were ten years old? 250 times a day! When we were kids, we laughed all the time and we said the cutest things. In Readers Digest, Kathy Stitt tells us she was playing tooth fairy when her daughter, Shelbey, suddenly woke up. Shelbey saw the money in her mother's hand and shouted, "I caught you!" Kathy froze and tried to think of an explanation for why she, rather than the tooth fairy, was putting the money under her daughter's pillow. Shelbey's next words let her mother off the hook. "You put that money back!" she said indignantly. "The tooth fairy left that for me!"

You Can Live Without Customers But Not For Long

I arrived at the Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. I checked in at the front desk and went up to my room. As I was unpacking, I discovered that I had forgotten to bring a bottle of sparkling juice. I needed this bottle for the Keynote Program that I had been invited to conduct for Indiana Business College the very next morning.

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