Secrets Of Connecting Leadership And Learning With Humor Chapter 1 Summary

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Chapter three, What is Leadership? Or, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s (She’s) my Leader, in the book, Secrets of Connecting Leadership & Learning with Humor written by Peter M. Jonas (2004), describes how development of the brain is intertwined with one’s ability to develop leadership and humorist traits. Jonas (2004) proposes, “...leadership is a process of influencing others toward the accomplishment of a shared purpose or value” (p. 27). The author notes that as the brain grows and experiences different situations throughout life, it separates and stores information useful for survival while disregarding the rest. As the brain recognizes occurrences that happen over and over, the synapses make connections that heighten leadership abilities by recognizing previous mistakes, and learns from them. It is also noted that because humor is a universal language, it can be infused in leadership practices to help remove social gaps attributed to hierarchal structures. Although a vast amount of research exists that addresses what constitutes the best leadership…show more content…
Most imperative to an organization’s success is the achievement of each employee’s goals as a part of the whole. Clearly it is evidenced that transformational leadership is an effective means by which leaders help others become more valuable and productive in their roles in the organization. Why do some organizations excel at implementing productive leadership elements and others fail? Perhaps they fail to recognize the value of one single solitary individual and their influence as part of the whole, and this attitude should be changed. Certainly, the discussion regarding inherent leadership traits that produce the greatest amount of influence in an organization will continue, especially as more research is conducted regarding the
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