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Secrets of Connecting Leadership and Learning with Humor - Peter M. Jonas

Secrets of Connecting Leadership and Learning with Humor

Paperback Published: 28th September 2004
ISBN: 9781578861514
Number Of Pages: 164

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Here is a researched-based book in which author Peter Jonas explores how humor can enhance both leadership performance and improve the learning environment. Jonas attempts to use research and brain-based concepts to build a theoretical foundation and then provides practical components for connecting leadership, learning, and humor. Individuals need to understand the theoretical nature of leadership before they can translate the concepts into practice on a daily basis. The same is true for humor. The main theme of the book is that the proper use of humor will not only increase learning comprehension, but it can be used as an important tool for leaders to enhance their effectiveness. Throughout the book, Jonas has interjected humorous jokes, stories, puns, exercises, activities, expressions, etc. in order to show specific examples to provide the reader with material that can be used in leadership situations and the classroom. The materials in the book can be learned, saved for later, or copied for immediate use. Moreover, each chapter is fun to read and contains practical points and examples of how to integrate humor into daily leadership activities and lesson plans. For teachers and leaders, or anyone in the field of education.

Industry Reviews

...an engaging guide to how the power of humor and laughter can revitalize daily leadership activities and lesson plans in the business world. A chuckle-inducing read even for the layperson, and a very handy supplementary resource for anyone in the business world charged with education, instruction, and leadership tasks.--Midwest Book Review

Introduction to humor or make me laughp. 1
Purposes of humor or humor is no laughing matterp. 15
What is leadership? Or, he ain't heavy, he's (she's) my leaderp. 25
Humor and the brain or why slurpees give you brain freezep. 33
Humor and learning or that's not funny, it's teachingp. 41
Four theories of humor or it makes sense in practice, but does it make sense in theory?p. 57
Leadership and humor or once you get people laughing, they'll listen to anythingp. 65
Leadership tools or if you only have a hammer, then everything is a nailp. 75
Humor and emotional intelligence or if it looks funny and feels funny, then it is funnyp. 81
Humor and the organizational environment : a management tool or he ain't funny, he's my bossp. 87
Humor and team work, socialization, and relationships or teamwork is having others do what I sayp. 97
Humor and change or I'll change when hell freezes overp. 103
Humor and the relationship to emotions, stress, and anxiety or what do you really mean by that?p. 109
Humorous organizations or my school is a jokep. 115
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ISBN: 9781578861514
ISBN-10: 1578861519
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 28th September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 16.31  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.28