Sleepless nights lead to abusive bosses

Sleepless nights lead to abusive bosses

Leaders set the culture of their company and if they have a negative attitude this can impact the rest of the business.

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Comments (2)

  • Dr Fiona Beddoes-Jon
    Dr Fiona Beddoes-Jon
    Wed, 12 Nov 2014 9:06pm GMT
    Many people, most particularly recent parents, as well as those suffering from stress, or any emotional or physical distress, experience interrupted sleep patterns and subsequent poor quality sleep. Not everyone however snaps at their colleagues as a result or takes it out on their teams! Emotional contagion theory is all well and good, but perhaps we should be looking more at personality, coping strategies and corporate ethics and culture to explain (and not excuse) poor leadership behaviours. A 2009 Ipsos Mori poll of 10,000 followers identified that trust, compassion, hope and stability are the four things which employees most want from their leaders.
  • Coral Smith
    Coral Smith
    Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:19pm GMT
    I was interested to read that a leader who has distrubed sleep can have an impact on employee engagement. There is a lot to be said for prioritising rest which in turn will leave us better equipped to deal with the daily life challenges. The question is how do we make more time for sleep, yes we may need to use the record button more and catch up on our favourite programmes or if we have poor sleep routines take the phones, ipads etc out of the bedroom.