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How Transformational Leaders Use Self-deprecating Humour

How Transformational Leaders Use Self-deprecating Humour | leadership 3.0 | Scoop.it
While a sense of humour can be an effective leadership tool, it depends on how that humour is used. Humour that targets or belittles followers undermines the leader’s influence. On other hand, humour that is self-deprecating can increase the connection between a leader and his or her followers.
Self-deprecating humour is especially potent for transformational leaders, defined as leaders who are focused on the advancement and success of their people. Transformational leadership consists of these four components:

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 7, 2014 8:37 AM

(From the article): In sharp contrast to aggressive humour that can destroy a leader’s credibility and effectiveness, humour that is self-deprecating without being defeatist is an extraordinary tool for communicating and reinforcing a culture based on these egalitarian relationships. There is a fine line, however, between self-deprecating and self-disparaging, and leaders must walk it carefully.

Laura Hansen's curator insight, September 17, 2014 1:59 AM

Don't be put off by the goofball in the Shriner hat. This photo represents what kind of humor transformational leaders DON"T use.


The term "transformational leader" sounds like a very big deal to people who want to be seen as the cutting edge leader in the spotlight. Being a transformational leader is a journey of deep reflection, acceptance, humility and lightness of spirit. This article gives good insight into the inner landscape of those who use humor as a tool for helping others expand and grow into their best selves.

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Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)

Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them) | leadership 3.0 | Scoop.it
Harvard's Ronald Heifetz urges heads-of-state to think less like surgeons, more like psychiatrists. (Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You.

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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:19 PM

"leadership then is about mobilizing and engaging the people with the problem rather than trying to anesthetize them so you can go off and solve it on your own"


I totally agree with Heifetz´s insight. And you?

Sharad Lal's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:15 AM

Key insight - only technial leaders know the solutions, rest have to work with their teams ....

Jill Beech's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:51 AM

Great to hear of actual situations where adaptive leadership has resolved a deep rooted issue. Mobilising people to find their own common ground and build bridges far more effective than previous efforts.

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The Difference Between Great Leaders And Posers

The Difference Between Great Leaders And Posers | leadership 3.0 | Scoop.it
This may sound harsh, but the truth often is... I've witnessed far too many people in positions of leadership that wouldn't recognize an opportunity if it hit them squarely in the face. If you cannot recognize, attract, and acquire opportunity you should not be in a leadership position. Just this week [...]

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Rob Duke's curator insight, August 28, 2014 4:41 PM

Bennis described this as the person who couldn't lead 7-year olds to go get ice cream....lol

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"Listen to the Fool, You Might Learn Something" Plato - Tips on Leadership

"Listen to the Fool, You Might Learn Something" Plato - Tips on Leadership | leadership 3.0 | Scoop.it

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John Lasschuit ®™'s comment, April 7, 2014 7:07 AM
One fool can ask questions that cannot be answered by all wise men in the world.
daniel peled's curator insight, April 8, 2014 1:42 AM

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