Re: Funny you should mention humor...
@broadway0474- I agree. i think this is a big deal. While we can never hve definitive answers about people (because people all have different needs), I think it is a big shift to go from thinking "these are the traits of good leaders" to "these are things good leaders can do that the rest of us can't."
As for negative humor, it is a little vague, i think intentionally. I think the want it to be partially in the eye of the person taking the survey so they could test the perceptions of people without getting into semantics. For instance, one person's joke about someone being short is witty banter. Another person's joke about being short is an insult and negative.
But the basic definition is indusive vs non-inclusive. I think the takeaway here is that a manager with credbility and trust can say "this whole team stinks like a dead skunk on a summer highway" and it becomes inclusive and inspiring somehow. The same joke can be said without credibility and it is negative.