Got a good knock-knock joke? What about a few “Take my wife…please” one-liners? lenoYou can never have too many, “This man walked into a bar…”. Ok, I lied.

Ok, so maybe you won’t tell those jokes at work. (Most of you SHOULDN’T tell them period.) But lightening up at work not only feels good…. it pays off.

Don’t believe me? This article by MSNBC agrees with me … I guess I’m a genius.

In my keynotes and seminars, I speak to overworked 9-to-5’ers the importance of simply enjoying life — especially our lives at work. I also talk about humor in the workplace.

When I talk about finding the humor in most situations, I don’t mean knee-slapping one-liners (although if they work for you— go for it). I just mean that we all can take ourselves less seriously while still taking what we do seriously.

For example: It’s not necessary to do a spreadsheet just to get everybody’s lunch order! For crying out loud, your not launching a space shuttle; you’re buying some chow!

Your homework is to find something at work today that makes you smile. Maybe it’s the fact that one of your clients said something funny. Or that your work mate has that crazy laugh. Or that the accounting geek sent the lunch order in using Excel.

Don’t worry; you won’t be graded. But find something that makes you smile.

Really. It’s OK to laugh.

Do YOU need a speaker (and can’t afford Leno?) I’d love to be your guy. Go to the contact page now.

Brad Montgomery

Fan Of Leno, Humor in the Workplace Pro, Joke Teller