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Ainsley knows that the best businesses make their people feel like family. He suggests creating an atmosphere where people can be happy. Ainsley says that a sense of humour and humanity can make a person happy, and happy humans work harder.


This week on The Humourology Podcast, Celebrity chef and one of my best mates Ainsley Harriott returns for even more remarkable and hilarious stories and suggestions from a life filled with lightness and laughter.

“If you can find a way around laughing by at things sometimes, it’s just a way of dealing with it. Sometimes it’s the perfect release for people.”

Ainsley has spent an entire career making people feel welcome and valued. Through humour, Ainsley has helped some of the best teams create the best products. He knows that when you make your staff feel like family and make an effort to find the funny, everyone will work harder. How do the best businesses create a culture of connected communicative colleagues? The Leaders lead with lightness and laughter.

“It’s the releases, the freedom, and smile and laughter. It makes a difference. It can really change people, you know, it can really make people more relaxed with one another.”

In addition to his dynamic advice, Ainsley is adept at allocating an anecdote. It is no surprise that he lists Richard Pryor, Barrack Obama, Arsene Wenger, and the great Maya Angelou as his greatest influences. Ainsley knows that these legendary figures were great at making people feel special. Ainsley aims to do the same.

Our conversation is filled with reminiscing, laughter, and loads of joy. Let us share it with you. I hope you join us this week on The Humourology Podcast.


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Thank you for the masses of wonderful positive feedback for the start of Season Two. Please keep telling your friends and family and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps to spread the message about what we can learn from the love of laughter.

See you next Tuesday.


Paul x

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