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Create More Engagement with Dr. Mike
See Dr. Mike in Action
Create a Better Organization w/ Dr. Mike
If you want to create an atmosphere in your organization where engagement and energy abound, let Dr. Mike Cundall help you. He can show you how to effectively increase engagement, work-life satisfaction, and create overall more fulfilling organizational spaces.
Research shows humor boosts creativity, improves communication effectiveness, and increases morale and attitude. It improves health and increases camaraderie. Dr. Mike believes that any organization or individual that has a proper understanding of humor will be able to see improvements across a variety of areas.
Check out his book "The Humor Hack." It has 13 chapters covering how humor works, how you can work humor into your life, how to create spaces where humor flourishes. Here's an interview on an NPR affiliate about my book.
I've started a Substack to replace my blog. Old blog posts will remain up.
Visit Dr. Mike's YouTube Channel "The Humor Hack."
Check out my Gut + Science podcast appearance (Do we appear on podcasts?)
Mike Cundall is an author, public speaker and philosophy professor with published research on the positive impact of humor in our lives. He has given talks on improving resilience, defeating procrastination, and how to become more effective and engaged. He has also delivered keynote speeches for the US Army on leadership and the power of memes in our work and personal lives.
Why We Need to Improve Work
77% of "reasons" for a person to leave a job are preventable
80% of the workforce is looking for a new job
Turnover costs range from 15-33% of annual salary
Mike Cundall presents programming, training, and approaches that will:
Use humor to reduce stress by nearly 40%
Increase productivity by nearly 200%
Improve overall health
Boost resilience and battle burnout
Have more fun and enjoy work
"Mike did a superb job communicating both in concept and anecdote the way to engage professionally using humor. [He] helped me consider how I can better connect with people in challenging settings particularly in the use of humor."
VP, PMI Triad NC Chapter
"During the contentious 2016 election, Mike came in and taught a class on using humor in politics which was well-received. In these days of coarse civil discourse, hopefully, his focus on elevating debate will help future candidates do better than what we have experienced in recent memory."
Founder, Institute for Public Trust
News and Upcoming Talks
3/23: Leadership & Humor Podcast Gut+Science
4/23: Humor in the Classroom: Effectively Using Humor to Increase Learning
2/23: Engagement, Humor, and the Workspace @ NC AHEC
11/2022: Effective Uses of Humor in Marketing @ Launch Greensboro
10/2022: Interview on WFDD about my new book "The Humor Hack."
6/2022: How to Write with Humor @ Scuppernong Books for Carolina Writers' Guild
5/2022: "The Humor Hack" published May 2022 Wipf & Stock Publishers
3/2022: Increasing Creativity @ Fiber Coworking Space
6/2021: Cases on Applied and Therapeutic Humor book released
6/2021: Overcoming Procrastination
7/2020: Humor Helps: Getting Engaged Work
2/2020: Boosting Creativity: Venture Cafe
11/2019: Humor, Health & Politics: Elon University
10/2019: Humor & Leadership: Venture Cafe
9/2019: Humor, Health, and Wellness: AHEC
2/2019: Humor and Development: Using Humor to Communicate
12/2018: Humor and Medical Care: AHEC
3/2018: Humor & Leadership US Army Raleigh Recruiting Battalion
2/2018: WFMY Morning Show Interview
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