While some of us are ” larks” and are at our best in the early mornings, others are “owls” and come to life late in the evening when it’s time for the larks to call it a day. I am, of course, exaggerating to make a point, but there is a lot of substance in whether you are a “morning” person or an “evening” person. I would venture to suggest that team formation based on people with complimentary tolerances for time are bound to do better in the long run than those where everyone is of one type.
At a time when there are ever so many books which tell you how to be a better manager jostling the bookshelves, here’s one that comes as a refreshing change. Judith Leary-Joyce is the CEO of Great Companies Consulting and she uses all the experience she has gained in presenting a succint and very readable book titled ” Inspirational Manager”.
You must be having your own ideas as to what factors cause the most stress to employees. You would probably say that work and personal finance rank among the top. If you did, your views match those of many of the 16,000 participants worldwide, who took part in a recent survey done by Regus.
An old colleague who now lives alone with his wife was telling me how strange it felt to be an empty nester. Well, he didn’t quite use that expression but he spoke of the feeling of emptiness that afflicts most parents when grown up children leave home. His daughter had just got married and his son was studying abroad.