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A Bit of Levity Can Go Far

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cleverly interspersing humor into presentations can help leaders relate to their audiences.

In 2002, Robert Gates took over as president of Texas A&M University from Ray Bowen. Unlike Bowen and many of the prior Texas A&M presidents, Gates spent a great deal of his career outside of academia—the longest being with the CIA. The fact that an ex-CIA director would be their new president caused some apprehension among the university community because no one expected it.

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