In Episode 46, The Occupational Philosophers chat with Dr Vanessa Marcié, an expert on Humour and Leadership, who is the founder and CEO of Leading With Humour, an innovative consulting firm that helps executives to harness the power of humour in their change management strategies. She is a two times TEDx speaker and guest speaker at several top business schools and universities: Cambridge Judge Business School, HEC Paris, London Business School, Oxford University, and Toulouse Business School 

Her research work on Humour and Leadership has been published in The Financial Times, The European Business Review, La Tribune and Harvard Business Review France and Elle Magazine.

She is also a stand-up comedian who has created two comedy clubs, one in London and one in Cannes, scenes on which she regularly performs. Her main message: If you want to accelerate your business or career success, you need to understand the art and science of humour in leadership.

In this episode, they explore:

  • Why humour is a serious business
  • How learning the art of standup can radically improve your ability to present to an audience
  • The link between comedy, curiosity, creativity and imagination
  • Tips for staying creative and curious, whatever your work
  • Why Vanessa’s headstone will need to be 12 feet tall

As always, there are some original thought experiments and this time they have:

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