Book notes from Leading with Love and Laughter
- Poll in direction of how much love the perceive in their working environment
- self love
- friendship love
Chapter 1: Great leadership requires love. Source
- leadership rarely exists without love, and that usually where leadership fails, love is lacking, misplaced, or misguided.
- there’s a strong correlation between workplace emotions and the wellness and engagement of employees
- love that you especially need in leadership is philautia – love of yourself.
- be able to forgive, nurture, and be kind to yourself
- recognize your own worth, respect yourself, and show yourself compassion
- Loving yourself means accepting who you are, and not being afraid of failing or taking risks; you’re open to growth and self-development.
- love as consisting of compassion, caring, and kindness
Chapter 2: Leaders who love create winning teams and change lives. Source
- self-love that allows them to accept who they are and be open to risk-taking in their personal and professional relationships
- friendship love between equals where each party grows through mutual respect, admiration, and trust
- He’s created an environment of love where people matter, and by doing so, he’s changed lives
Chapter 3: Leading with love requires self-awareness, vulnerability, and kindness. Source
- greater job satisfaction, took fewer sick days, and worked better in teams.
- It’s up to you to approach love genuinely – from your heart.
- Leading with love requires self-awareness, vulnerability, and kindness.
- practice self-awareness to discover who you truly are
- vulnerability is about openness and a willingness to take risks
- leaders are themselves – not perfect, but real. They make mistakes and have fears of their own.
- Leaders encourage kindness in the workplace through smiles, a touch of a hand, real listening, eye contact, and nonverbal affirmation.
Chapter 4: Laughter creates a work environment that is relaxed, creative, and more productive. Source
- relieves pain and improves your mental health.
- humor leads to positive emotions which make people feel good about themselves, their work, and their workplace.
- Laughter creates a work environment that is relaxed, creative, and more productive.
- sense of superiority, which gets displayed when a person deliberately puts someone else down to raise their own status or self-esteem
- “Just joking!” and you can’t help but laugh. Why? Not because what she said is all that funny, but with relief. That laughter acts as a release valve for your suppressed energy
- incongruity. When a comedian tells a joke and the punchline comes, it catches you off guard
Chapter 5: There are many opportunities throughout the day to use heartfelt humor in the workplace. Source
Chapter 6: Appropriate humor in the workplace provides many benefits. Source
- humor created enhanced performance and satisfaction, greater workgroup cohesion, improved health, and less burnout and stress.
- Real humor comes from your heart and being yourself – it isn’t something that can be taught.
- Humble leaders are confident without arrogance, sincere, modest, and able to laugh at themselves openly.
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