Cognitive flexibility is particularly affected by sleep deprivation, much more so than most other cognitive processes involved in decision-making. Why is that critical? Because cognitive flexibility is considered a key executive function. Thinking and acting well in a crisis, for instance. So, get more sleep.
Research confirms that downtime regularly interspersed into our working lives raises our energy and ability to focus. We live in a 24/7 world, so leaders must actively work on shielding their people from work "alerts" during their time off. Engagement rises when employees can disengage at night and on weekends.
The end of March is the first big milestone of the business year. It’s time to run your first in-depth check-in with your team, as a group and individually, to realign purpose and energy with your goals. Here are some areas of focus for your discussions as you work together to plan out a highly productive second quarter of 2018.
As Q1 ends and Spring arrives, it is time to inject energy into your own leadership improvement program. Remember those earnest January commitments? Time to measure your progress and reset your improvement plan to move forward with renewed commitment. We have some ideas for getting that done.
Your achievements are the sum of your habits. What you get done each day is built on the habitual way you approach your job and work relationships. So, holding onto bad habits, largely out of comfort, impedes your own career progress! How to swap those out for great habits? Read on.
December is a great time to try out new, more engaging leadership habits. People are more relaxed around the office, and open to deeper personal engagement outreach. Get started now on good habits you can use to raise productivity in 2018. We offer three areas on which to focus.