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Winning Well by Marshall Goldsmith, David Dye, Karin Hurt

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CHAPTER 18

A Powerful Prescription for Energy- and Soul-Loss Prevention

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”

–OSCAR WILDE

Work can be fun, but should it be playful?

You might be thinking:

Work is not fun; that’s why they call it work.

Play is not good for my leadership image.

Sometimes, in the right context.

We invite you to consider an alternative. Laughter is a signal of organizational health. It doesn’t mean your company becomes a circus; it’s an indicator that people are healthy, enjoy their work, and can be their most productive. This is one of those key places to focus on the “and” above the “or.” Winning Well managers get results and relationships; they have fun and get the job done.

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