We think you’re going to love this week’s episode featuring two super impressive women who, amongst other things, teach at Stanford University’s famed Graduate School of Business (GSB). Yes, today you get two for the price of one! ;-) Despite their serious surrounds, these two are determined to bring levity and humour to the world having discovered just how powerful humour can be in dark times and at work. Jennifer Aaker is General Atlantic Professor at Stanford’s GSB, where she has been one of the favourite professors there for around 20 years. She’s a Behavioural Psychologist and author, and her research focus areas include: purpose and meaning and how they shape the choices we make; and most recently she’s been working with our other guest today, Naomi Bagdonas on the power of using humour in a business context. Naomi Bagdonas was a stand up comic by night and a management consultant by day, never mixing the two, until one day she realised that she was living an almost double life and decided it was time to be herself wherever she was. These days Naomi is a lecturer at Stanford, an Executive Coach, an author and she even teaches improv comedy to inmates at San Francisco’s County Jail.Jennifer and Naomi began teaching the importance of humour to MBA students and then realised that what they’d discovered was what the world really needed right now . . . hence their new book out this week, ‘Humour, Seriously’. In this laughter-filled episode, you’ll hear: Why Naomi and Jennifer believe humour is a secret superpower at work and in life,How we all fall off a humour cliff at the age of 23 and what we can do about it,Practical tips to increase creativity and innovation in your team, andHow you can potentially gain an additional 8 years on your life!Enjoy this episode with these two witty, wickedly smart women ...Useful Links:Humour, Seriously websiteTest to see what humour type you areJennifer Aaker on LinkedInNaomi Bagdonas on LinkedIn
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