Join us for a fascinating workshop which will give you tools and techniques on how to use humour to your advantage and make you a better leader.
Today, the key to personal and professional success lies in our interpersonal skills and our capacity to handle relationships judiciously and empathetically.
Dr. Vanessa Marcié, VP Business Development, London and Partners and Prof. Sucheta Nadkarni, Director of the Cambridge Wo+Men's Leadership Centre, co-authored a research paper about how humour is a powerful leadership tool for interactions in the workplace.
The research demonstrates the positive consequences of using humour in the workplace;
in the way leaders communicate, lead teams, and deliver high-performance results.
Moreover, humour could be a key female leaders’ strategy to enhance their performance and thrive in a masculine world."
The use of humour in the workplace gets mixed reviews. While humour can create positive
energy in teams and help to improve leaders’ likeability, it can also destroy a manager’s credibility, prevent them from being taken seriously and offend people.
Yet, how do male and female leaders use humour differently in the workplace?
A study conducted at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, found that women often hold back in using humour even when it may be effective – and this represents a major lost opportunity in gender equality in the workplace.
Workshop tools, tips and lessons:
⦁ Learn key humour & leadership concepts,
⦁ Understand how to use humour to your advantage,
⦁ Experience comedy technics & stage time,
⦁ Harness the power of humour to become a better leader,
⦁ Discover how gender and Humour are linked in the workplace,
⦁ Re-think (in)equality in the workplace.
About the speaker: Dr. Vanessa Marcié
Vice-President Business Development France - London & Partners,
The Mayor of London's promotional agency,
Co-founder/Director of Cambridge Consulting Group, (boutique management consulting firm,)
MBA, Cambridge Judge Business School,
PhD, Côte d’Azur University,
As a business professional, academic and stand-up comedian, Dr. Marcié researches the benefits of humour in leadership.