Got humor?

Humor at work. There is a lot of discussion these days on what it takes to be a successful woman in a male-dominated industry. You, of course, have to be great at your job—any number of people say you have to be better at it than the guys. You have to work hard—again, some say, harder than the guys. You have to be resilient, for the inevitable ups and downs. You need stamina. You need mentors, you need sponsors, you need a “personal board of directors.”

This is all true. But there’s one quality we almost never talk about. It may not be a must-have for success, but I’ve found it to be a really-good-to-have.

And that’s a sense of humor.