• Published March 2, 2020
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What Keeps You Awake at Night?

What Keeps You Awake at Night? - Center for Creative Leadership

What Keeps You Up at Night: Implications of Sleep Loss

The findings of our research about sleep are striking and call for a reevaluation of how we view the dissolving boundaries between work and home.

While many may appreciate the greater workplace flexibility that new technology brings, the price for this fluidity can be disturbed sleep. This isn’t just due to the constant notifications and blue-light emitting screens from our mobile devices (all of which quite literally interrupt sleep), but also the ability of technology to keep work at the forefront of our minds. It means we’re prevented from “switching off,” not just physically, but psychologically and emotionally.

When work keeps us awake, we’re unable to get the rest and recovery necessary for effective leadership and psychological wellbeing. That, in turn, makes us tired at work, which is a roadblock to effective leadership.

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  • Published March 2, 2020
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Based on Research by

Marian Ruderman
Marian Ruderman
Honorary Senior Fellow

With over 30 years of experience in the field of leadership development and over 80 publications, Marian is widely regarded as a thought leader in the field. Her particular areas of expertise include the career development of women, work-life integration, the intersection of voice and leadership recognition, and the role of well-being in leadership development. She has worked with a diverse array of colleagues and clients from around the globe conducting both original research and bringing into CCL the best of what the larger field of leadership scholarship has to offer.

Cathleen Clerkin
Cathleen Clerkin
Former Strategic Research Manager

Cathleen is the co-author of Resilience That Works: Eight Practices for Leadership and Life. A scientist, writer, speaker, and team leader, Cathleen has a PhD and MS in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Katya Fernandez
Katya Fernandez
Former Research Scientist

A licensed psychologist, Katya led research studies focused on applying cognitive-behavioral theory to leadership development. She has authored over 25 peer-reviewed articles, primarily published in academic journals and books.

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Over the past 50 years, we’ve worked with organizations of all sizes from around the world, including more than 2/3 of the Fortune 1000. Our hands-on development solutions are evidence-based and steeped in our work with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels.