The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up

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Overview

Praise for The Levity Effect

"What may be the most valuable business book of the year...The Levity Effect can change the way you look at corporate culture."
—Joe Calloway, author of Work Like You're Showing Off!

"Gostick and Christopher entertain us with humorous anecdotes and educate us with research, evidence, real-life examples, and practical applications."
—Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge

"I absolutely loved this book. Levity is common sense that is uncommonly practiced."
—Stephan Mardyks, President, International, Franklin Covey

"The message of The Levity Effect is much needed. The skills for using levity appropriately, and the benefits of doing so, are clearly explained in this enjoyable book."
—Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor

"A book that proves the theory that you can work hard, reach impressive goals, and still have fun doing it. And told in a way that grabs you from page one."
—Eric J. Lange, Senior Vice President, The Nielsen Company

"Wow! The funniest, most original business book in ages. With persuasive research and case studies from the least likely businesses."
—Chester Elton, coauthor of The Invisible Employee

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"Gostick and Christopher are serious about levity and its impact on the bottom line, and have plenty of ideas for generating laughter." (Personnel Today, Mon 17th March 2008)

"Why every company needs a fun strategy". (Economist.com, Tuesday 15th April 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433212321
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
  • Publication date: 4/4/2008
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 6 CDs, 7 hours
  • Pages: 6
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Gostick is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Invisible Employee and The Carrot Principle, as well as the BusinessWeek bestseller A Carrot a Day, The Integrity Advantage, and The 24-Carrot Manager.

Scott Christopher is an author, speaker, and regular columnist for Workplace HR magazine. He is the author of the book Lighten Up, as well as a film and television actor.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
The Case for Levity     1
Levity Is a Funny Thing: If They're Busting a Gut, They'll Bust Their Butts     9
Levity Effect-Communication: If They're Laughing, They're Listening     37
Levity Effect-Innovation: With Comedy, There's Creativity     73
Levity Effect-Respect: In You They Trust     101
Levity Effect-Health: Good for What Ails You     113
Levity Effect-Wealth: Laughing All the Way to the Bank     129
Getting Lighter     145
142 Ways to Have Fun at Work: How to Bring the Levity Effect to Work     151
Overcoming Objections to Levity: So What if I'm a Brow Knitter?     171
Levity for Life: Bringing Home the Fun     191
Conclusion: Your Levity IQ     207
Notes     219
About the Authors     227
Learn More at Levityeffect.com     229

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