Last week I shared the exciting news that I signed a book contract and shipped off the manuscript to the editors.
I'm really excited about this new project... even though I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing as a first-time author.
What's the book about?
In a nut-shell, this is a book that shares how to use the rules of comedy in leadership.
There are rules of comedy?
Yes, there is a method to the madness of making people laugh. You see, years before I entered full-time ministry, I trained and performed improv-comedy in Chicago. My teachers included a then-unknown Tina Fey (see pic left).
Over the years I've practiced layering the rules of comedy over my leadership. I've discovered that the same principles used to create comedy projects ranging from Saturday Night Live sketches to The Colbert Report to movies like Tommy Boy can also be applied to leading organizations.
Wow, cool! Who is this book aimed at?
Obviously I am passionate about the local church, so I'll be gearing the writing toward ministry leaders.
However, I've discovered that this book will also add a layer of insights for all types of leaders.
If you are seeking to influence any tribe, the rules of comedy will enhance your leadership capacity!
How can we help?
The original genesis of this project was a blog series I did called, Improv*ing Your Leadership. But my publisher doesn't like that name.
I need something that grabs people's attention and makes them want to flip to the back cover's description.
That's where you come in.
Help me name my book (please!).
I've set up a new Facebook page where you can share all the different titles you can dream up.
I'm looking for something catchy and fun that sums up the big idea: Using the Rules of Comedy in Leadership.
Go ahead. Give it a shot.
Thank you in advance for your help! I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's ideas.