Management Lessons from The Prince of Pranks
April 15, 2011 1:15 PM   Subscribe

"In the sweet leisure of his retirement — if you don’t count the chemotherapy — former Poynter president Jim Naughton" (and the only member of the White House Press Corps to ever question a US President while wearing a chicken head,) has written a memoir: "46 Frogs: Tales of a Serial Prankster." Poynter Online has posted four excerpts as part of their ongoing Best Practices: Leadership & Management series:
* Turning the boss’s office into a fun & inviting place
* How bringing 46 live frogs into the newsroom fosters a philosophy of fun
* How newsroom humor can create a sense of togetherness
* Interviewing the U.S. president while wearing a chicken head

posted by zarq (4 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
What a clown.
posted by gilrain at 1:53 PM on April 15, 2011

"Do you begin to see how creativity can lead to productivity?"
"Um, no. I’m just kind of depressed."
posted by Countess Elena at 2:35 PM on April 15, 2011

"In a chapter entitled 'The Pullet Surprise...'"

Oh, I like this guy already...
posted by schmod at 2:50 PM on April 15, 2011

I have a terror-level phobia about those amphibians that start with Kermit The (Yes, to the extent that I will not type or say the word), so this guy is now my Personal Enemy.
posted by Failure31 at 10:44 AM on April 16, 2011

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