When I start a coaching session with any of my clients with 'Hey, how have you been?' The typical answer is 'Ah, this week has been extremely busy. (sigh)'
'Everyone seems to be on 24/7 these days, and many try to cope with overwhelming demands simply by working longer hours. But this does not work out in the long run. As every top athlete will tell you, rest is equally important as the hard work.
That is also true for leaders. So, tonight, make sure you get enough sleep! It'll be good for your performance.
In our hyper-connected, 24/7 world, many of us are losing sleep — literally. Our own survey of more than 180 business leaders found that four out of 10 (43%) say they do not get enough sleep at least four nights a week. Such sleep deficiencies can undermine important forms of leadership behavior and eventually hurt financial performance. (...) Research shows that after roughly 17 to 19 hours of wakefulness (say, at 11 PM or 1 AM for someone who got up at 6 AM), individual performance on a range of tasks is equivalent to that of a person with a blood alcohol level of 0.05%. That’s the legal drinking limit in many countries.