Inc.: Want to Be a Better Boss? Biological and Leadership Science Says First Take a Look at the Clock

24 Mar 2023
Research shows embracing your circadian rhythm (and the power of sleep) can make you more influential and decisive, and a better boss.

Originally found at Inc.

Every successful person I know tends to be more charismatic than most; that leadership attribute helps them influence and persuade other people.

Or maybe they just know when they are at their most charismatic.

Every successful person I know also tends to make better decisions than most. Maybe they have a process. Like Oprah Winfrey, who focuses on deciding which bridges to cross and which to burn. Or like Steve Jobs, who said deciding when to trust yourself can make all the difference in your life. Or like Jeff Bezos, who doesn't spend a lot of time weighing the pros and cons of easily reversible decisions.

Or maybe they just know when they should make important decisions.

...But sleep could also play a role. According to a study published in Academy of Management Journal, bosses who don't get a good night's sleep are less likely to make good decisions the next day. They're less likely to foster engagement and collaboration with and among their teams.

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