Night Owl or Early Bird?

Early birds – those of you who get up early – tend to be more proactive, more successful in business … while the night owls … that’s me … have been shown to be smarter, more creative, funnier and more outgoing … not so bad, huh?

HBR recently published some research by Biologist Christoph Randler, who surveyed 367 university students about “what time of day they were most energetic and how willing and able they were to take action to change a situation to their advantage.” More of the morning people agreed with statements like “I spend time identifying long-range goals for myself”.

Which are you? Do you think it effects your performance, say compared to some of your colleagues? Can you change it? Do you want to?

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