The current way of working isn’t actually working. 83% of Americans are stressed out at work, 55% are unsatisfied with their jobs, and 47% struggle to stay happy. Today, 18 months into this pandemic, workers are quitting their jobs in record numbers. What are you and your leadership team doing to retain, inspire and engage your people and attract great talent? To achieve success and happiness in the workplace, it’s not about changing what you do, but how you do it. People who use humor at work are more productive, less stressed, and happier. We'd like to invite you to PEO Leadership's The Way Forward Live Webcast on September 15th at 12PM EST, for a conversation with Andrew Tarvin, humor engineer, leadership expert and author of Humor That Works.
The purpose of Humor That Works is to provide you with a compact, cohesive resource for understanding the ‘what’, ‘why’, and ‘how’ of using humor at work. The goal is to make you a better businessperson by implementing specific strategies, you’ll not only get better results, you’ll also have more fun. This is a way of working that is different and effective. Choosing a humor mindset means understanding the four styles of humor (affiliative, self-enhancing, self-defeating, and aggressive) and knowing which are appropriate for the workplace.
In this session, Andrew Tarvin will discuss how to use humor to:
- Be a better leader
- To think more creatively
- To execute with excellence
- To communicate more effectively
- To create better connections in your professional and personal life
Andrew began his corporate career at P&G, where he managed million-dollar sales & IT projects for a $350 million business. In parallel, he launched his comedy career, performing 1,000+ shows on topics ranging from the quantification of love to leveraging corporate buzzwords to sound smart. An engineer by day, a humorist by night, Andrew quickly realized his new comedy and improvisation skills were helping him climb the corporate ladder, leading to recognition and awards for communication, coaching, and leadership.
In 2009, Andrew started Humor That Works, a leadership development company that teaches individuals and teams how to strategically leverage the skill of humor in the workplace. The company has since partnered with some of the world's leading organizations—including Microsoft, IBM, the United Nations, the FBI, and the Red Cross--to solve human challenges (such as employee engagement, workplace culture, and people replying-all to emails) with humor solutions.
Andrew is a best-selling author of three books, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc, and FastCompany, and was recently recognized as a ‘Visionary Under 40’ by the P&G Alumni Network. His TEDx talk on the skill of humor has been viewed more than nine million times.
Leon Goren believes in purposeful leadership – the type that requires us to challenge the status quo, anticipate the future and be confident enough to step outside of our comfort zone to inspire and help those around us excel. His 25 years of leadership experience underscores his unique impact on the way leaders lead, learn and live, and his ability to understand their needs and challenges.
As the owner and CEO of PEO Leadership, Leon is dedicated to building communities of knowledgeable and respected business leaders by developing opportunities for shared insights and experience. Under his leadership, PEO is recognized as a premier executive leadership advisory community that positively influences the way leaders lead, learn and live.
Leon is also Toronto Chair of TIGER 21, where he leverages his experience to develop exceptional leaders working with high net worth individuals and families.
As founder and CEO of www.justwhiteshirts.com in 1997, Leon became one of Canada’s first online success stories, recognized for bringing the dot com retail experience to Canadians through a combination of online, catalog, and bricks and mortar channels.
Leon is an authority on leadership and business strategy as he is consistently invited to address various business audiences, including the graduating classes of Chartered Accountants. His thought leadership is published in the CA Magazine, The National Post and The Globe and Mail.
Leon is a current member of the Umbra and IHHP Advisory Boards. He is a former member of the North York Aquatic Club Board of Directors. Leon is a CPA, CA. He is married with children and is active in sports, including triathlons and skiing.
To connect with Leon, you can find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.