“We continue to live by a remarkably durable myth: Sleeping one hour less will give us one more hour of productivity. In reality, the research suggests that even small amounts of sleep deprivation take a significant toll on our health, our mood, our cognitive capacity and our productivity.” —Tony Schwartz
Many leaders and managers are getting by on little sleep because we live in a 24/7, hyper-connected culture. We push for productivity, an edge, and we try to squeeze out more and more from ourselves and from others. When it seems there are not enough hours in the day, something has to give—and often it’s sleep.