FUNctional Leadership

Humor is social glue.  When people laugh together it builds a different kind of bond and helps break barriers.  Humor doesn’t cure all communication issues but it does help open ears.

Finding the right joke and sharing it can help you connect with the team.  Here’s a helpful tip:  Keep it tasteful and practice it on family first.

Happy Father’s Day!

In June we celebrate all of the Dad’s out there!  Part of being a Dad, for me, is telling absolutely awful jokes and then laughing at them to a silent audience of children.  Here are a few to help you celebrate!

A family of three tomatoes were walking downtown one day when the little baby tomato started lagging behind. The big father tomato walks back to the baby tomato, stomps on her, squashing her into a red paste, and says, “Ketchup!”


Father: Why did you get such a low score in that exam?
Son: Absence!
Father: You were absent on the day of the exam?
Son: No but the boy who sits next to me was!


After being with her all evening, the man couldn’t take another minute with his blind date. Earlier, he had secretly arranged to have a friend call him at the restaurant so he would have an excuse to leave if something like this happened. When he returned to the table, he lowered his eyes, put on a grim expression and said, “I have some bad news. My grandfather just died.”
“Thank heavens,” his date replied. “If yours hadn’t, mine would have had to!”


A father sends his kid to bed. Five minutes later, the boy screams, “Dad! Can you get me a glass of water?”

The dad says, “No. You had your chance.”

A minute later the boy screams, “Dad! Can you get me a glass of water?”

The dad says, “No. You had your chance. Next time you ask, I’ll come up there and spank you.”

“Dad! When you come up to spank me, can you bring me a glass or water?”


Chip Lutz Awesome Quote