A Quick Humor Lesson From Yogi Berra
It's great to always learn and look for ways to improve yourself, but it is just as important to enjoy the moment, have a laugh and be a human being (vs. a human doing) with your team.
So, with baseball season in full swing, I thought it was a good time to keep it light.
Baseball is not only the great American pastime, but it is also the source of some great humor.
These one-liners from baseball icon, Yogi Berra, will tickle your funny bone and can also trigger some stimulating discussion.
- "You can observe a lot just by watching."
- "I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question."
- "Ninety percent of this game is half-mental."
- "When asked what he would do if he found a million dollars: 'I would try to find the person that lost it, and if he was poor--I'd give it back.'"
- "Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."
- "You better cut that pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."
- "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is."
- "It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much."
So, share these with your team to lighten up the moment, brighten up their day and ignite their best thinking.
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LEE COLAN | Columnist
LEE COLAN is founder of The L Group, a consulting firm that equips and inspires leaders at every level. He is a leadership advisor, presenter of practical ideas, and a Thinkers 50 nominee for Top Management Thinker.