Originally found at The Business Times
“A SENSE of humour is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done,” said Dwight D Eisenhower. The ability to make light of a situation and make people laugh, as the former US president and statesman noted, is undoubtedly a handy skill for managers. But there is a specific group of leaders for whom humour could be even more potent: women.
Our study, published in Academy of Management Discoveries and recently featured in Harvard Business Review, tracked how often the audience laughed to quantify humour. Audience ratings, independent evaluations and online view counts were also used to measure its impact.
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