It's a constant lament from people with long hours and commutes: I want more time for myself. I want time to exercise or do creative work, but when I come home from my job, I'm spent. On weekends I do all the chores I don't have time for during the week. Where's the time for things I find meaningful -- but... Read More »
Recently, I was giving a talk to 160 senior executives at a large bank. As part of the talk, I asked them to fill out something we call "The Energy Audit," as a way of assessing how well they are managing their own energy. It happened that they had access to individual polling devices, so we were able to... Read More »
Working overtime doesn't increase your output. It makes you stupid.
Many of us still imagine that the more we work, the more productive we are. For over a hundred years or more, this has been deemed nonsense. Read More »
Most Americans don't need reminding to do their jobs. It usually goes with showing up for work each day. Garbage men pick up garbage, teachers teach and accountants double-check their math.
In Boston, however, it seems that some mass-transit employees can't be trusted to stay awake. The Massachusetts Bay... Read More »
Admit it -- if you haven't nodded off at work before, you've at least stifled a yawn, or experienced droopy eyelids. The difference between you and an air traffic controller, however, is that you probably didn't hold thousands of lives in your hands when your drowsiness nodded its ugly head. Read More »
Having mastered the art of sleeping at work, Drew clearly remembers the tricks he used to steal naps during his first job at a public relations firm in Manhattan: stacking boxes in front of an empty office so no one would enter, putting a phone to his ear so co-workers would think he was on a business call,... Read More »
Sleeping on the Job
Try a couple of things for me: The next time you're in a meeting, yawn -- watch and see how many people follow suit. While you're reading this, count how many times you yawn. Not because the following information will bore you (at least I hope not) -- keep reading and you'll... Read More »