We have asked one of our Humour Champion, Laveena Ramchandani, Senior Consultant at Deloitte UK her insights on how to lead with humour. Discover how anything in this world can be used to make a joke.
What does leading with humour means to you?
Honestly, I didn’t know you could lead with humour until I attended Vanessa’s session at a conference. But I had a rough idea about it and that was how to be leading and have “fun” too.
Can you share a story on how humour has impacted your life/business?
I have started using funny Gif’s, the funny little clips that have some sort of funny reaction as well as making some technical jokes. These help as I am working in a technical team. I have learnt that no matter how stressed your day at work is, a small portion of humour helps.
Can you share tips on how to use humour in leadership?
You should learn more about your team and improvise your humour around it. I must say that your joke might work, or it might not, but it’s worth a try. Also, as Vanessa said, anything in this world can be used to make a joke about. Try it!
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