Often I will enter a meeting with my team with some sort of ice breaker. Usually we think of ice breakers as tools to help get to know new people. I use ice breakers in my meeting because I am never really sure of what everyone is coming from, professionally or personally. Sometimes a laugh or a surprising story can take off the edge.
Here is a video from the hilarious duo, Tripp & Tyler that I plan to use in an upcoming meeting to laugh with my team. I love my team members. I care about them beyond what skill they bring to the table. Laughing with them is one way to really humanize our interactions together.