Brain gain: 5 things bosses can learn from neuroscience

Published: 39 minutes ago Last Updated: 37 minutes ago Most of us get paid to use our brain. But few leaders understand how it works or how to boost its performance. Here are five things you need to know from the world of neuroscience: 1. The importance of sleep We often hear about famous leaders, such as Margaret Thatcher, who survived (and indeed thrived) on very little sleep. Former Thomas Cook CEO Harrriet Green admits to getting by on just three to four hours’ kip a night. The truth is that getting seven to nine hours’ good quality sleep every night is extremely important for staying on top of your game. Not getting enough can cause an apparent IQ loss of five to eight points the next day, and a whole…


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