A young executive is leaving the office late one evening, when he finds the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand.
“Listen,” says the CEO, “this is a very sensitive and important document here, and my secretary has gone for the night. Can you make this thing work for me?”
“Sure,” the young executive says.
He turns the machine on, inserts the paper, and presses the start button.
“Excellent, excellent!” says the CEO as his paper disappears inside the machine. “I just need one copy.”
The one thing executives could be missing!
Have you ever had an uptight boss?
It’s hard to work for these type of people, and if you are a CEO or C-Suite Executive, you may benefit greatly from developing your sense of humor.
One of the magical things about humor, is it seems to lubricate emotional resilience.
For example, the more up tight someone is, seems the less likely they could be successful over the long haul.
What does this mean?
Well, I believe it to be true that humor aids the whole process of working hard and allows difficult things to be more enjoyable and less stressful.
Business can be difficult— the mounting financial concerns, disciplined strategic implementation, employees counting on ones every decision, and much more.
How could someone be successful over the long haul if they can not take losses in stride or at least laugh at the little things?
Well, the answer is… they probably can’t!
Moral of the story: We should begin to cultivate more light hearted humor into our work environments!
This may increase long term career fulfillment and stimulate many other health benefits.
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