Leadership: Funny Gets You Fired

 

The U.S. Navy recently relieved the captain of a nuclear aircraft carrier (the Enterprise) for being funny. Captain Owen Honors committed this firing offense five years ago, when he was Executive Officer (XO, or second in command) of the Enterprise. At the time, the funny videos, full of sailor humor and broadcast over the ship’s internal TV network, were very popular with the crew, and senior officers that knew about the morale building program. But then the politicians found out about it recently, and informed the navy that they were not amused.

Leadership: Funny Gets You Fired

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