Humor in leadership is vital because it creates a positive atmosphere, makes leaders more approachable, and lifts everyone’s spirits. By keeping things relaxed, humor helps ease tension, spark creativity, and improve problem-solving. It also strengthens team bonds and boosts loyalty. Overall, humor makes leaders more effective and the workplace more enjoyable.

Our guest on this episode knows all about humour in the workplace. In fact, he wrote the book on it! Steven Cody is the founder and CEO of Peppercomm, a strategic communications agency named after his late Black Lab, Pepper. As CEO, he oversees thought leadership, new services, crisis counseling, and workplace culture. Under his leadership, Peppercomm has won numerous awards, including Best Agency of the Year by PR Week, PR News, and Bulldog Reporter, along with several “Best Campaign” accolades. Cody has co-authored a book with HarperCollins titled “The ROI of LOL” released in October of 2023.

In this episode, Steven talks about:

  • Why it’s so important in today’s negative environment to inject humor into your corporate culture.
  • How humor and his skills as a stand-up comedian have transformed Steve’s company and him personally and professionally.
  • Why it’s especially important for leaders to not take themselves too seriously and the impact it has on employees.
  • How turnover can be reduced by admitting your mistakes and being realistic with your team.

To purchase the book follow this link: https://www.harpercollinsleadership.com/9781400243709/the-roi-of-lol/