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LEARNING ACTIVITIES USING HUMOR

Activity: A Humorous Story

Instructions. Relate a situation in which you used humor effectively to accomplish a planned objective for your work community.

  1. Include details of the ambient situation so the reader can understand the factors incident to this use of humor.

  2. Describe the characters involved in enough detail so readers can see their values perspectives.

  3. Relate in some detail the story itself.

  4. Analyze the event:

    • Why was it humorous?

    • Were any people offended? Why?

    • What was the net impact of the story from your perspective? From the perspective of others involved?

  5. Assess this use of humor from a leadership perspective.

    • Will you use this or similar humorous stories again? Why? Why not?

    • What can you say about humor as an effective leadership tool?


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