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Teaching Leadership and Organizational Behavior Through Humor: Laughter as the Best Teacher

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Teaching Leadership and Organizational Behavior through Humor: Laughter as the Best Teacher Hardcover – December 24, 2012
by Joan Marques (Editor), Jerry Biberman (Editor), Satinder Dhiman (Editor)

With the emergence of previous ‘soft skills’ such as empathy, emotional intelligence, compassion, and listening as important leadership qualities in the 21st century, there is an increased need to cultivate qualities that have long been suppressed. Humor is one of them. It is not just pleasant for interpersonal relations, but gets absorbed with more eagerness, and has a healthy effect. The 75 stories in Teaching Leadership and Organizational Behavior through Humor deal with issues in a broad scope of settings, making this book not just useful in higher education, but also for coaches, trainers, and students in corporate workshops. Read, smile, laugh, contemplate, and get into action!

Review
“Finally! A book with serious lessons, presented in a lighthearted, amusing way. This work is perfectly tailored to the needs of current and future generations of learners, who are always searching for a quick but strong message that ‘sticks’ Humor does! A marvelous idea!” – Marshall Goldsmith, #1 Leadership Thinker in the World, Harvard Business Review”Thanks to this wonderful book, Organizational Behavior professors and coaches now have a tool to make their workshops interesting from start to end, and contribute to their audience’s health at the same time: through laughter!” – Ian I. Mitroff, author, Dirty Rotten Strategies, and A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America

About the Author
Joan Marques is a faculty member and chair of the BBA Program at Woodbury University’s School of Business, USA. She co-founded the Business Renaissance Institute and the Academy of Spirituality and Professional Excellence and publishes three scholarly journals. She has authored, co-authored, and co-edited nine books, including Stories to Tell Your Students; Managing in the Twenty-first Century (both Palgrave, 2011); and Joy at Work, Work at Joy.

Satinder Dhiman is Professor of Management, associate dean, and director of the MBA Program at Woodbury University’s School of Business. He has co-authored various textbooks, most recently, Stories to Tell Your Students; Managing in the Twenty-first Century (both Palgrave, 2011); and The Workplace and Spirituality. He is co-founder of the Business Renaissance Institute and the Academy for Spirituality and Professional Excellence, while he also co-edits three scholarly journals.

Jerry Biberman is Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Scranton, USA. For over twelve years he served as chair of the Management/Marketing Department at the University of Scranton. Dr. Biberman is also the co-editor of Managing in the Twenty-First Century: Transforming toward Mutual Growth (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011) and Spirituality in Business: Theory, Practice and Future Directions (Palgrave MacMillan, 2008). He was a founder and first chair of the management, spirituality and religion interest group of the Academy of Management.

Biography
Joan Marques migrated in 1998 from her home country, Suriname, in South America, to California in the USA. With a background in radio and television production and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics, the gates toward a second career stood wide open. She engaged in further education and earned an MBA and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, and started facilitating courses at the University level. She also started writing short articles and columns for various sources worldwide. Based on the encouraging responses she received, she decided to move to the next level: publishing books. In 2004/2005, she published a compilation of her articles in “Empower the Leader in You!” and a short story about the importance of performing with a global mindset, titled, “The Global Village.”

Product Details
Hardcover: 220 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (December 24, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1137024887
ISBN-13: 978-1137024886
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

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