Love Monday: You Snooze, You Lose.

hit snoozeIs there anything more important to your work performance than sleep? No. Sleep deprivation can lead to a mental meltdown (see “if you snooze, you lose”) that can 100% affect your ability to #standapart and #bringyourbest. Other performance-diminishing factors: a lack of storytelling, squandered meeting time and under-utilized employee potential. Here’s five Love Monday links to help you bring it:

One of our favourite Twitter follows, ASAP Science, has some bad news for all the snooze-button dependents out there: turns out the age-old saying, “If you snooze, you lose,” is actually very true.

A lot of employees go through the company “brand” session, but how many of us are fully versed (and walked through) an organizations’ history and the story behind the mission? Here’s a look at how storytelling – whether in a family or corporate setting – can instill confidence in individuals and act as a major indicator for overall team success. How would your own company measure up on the “Do you know” scale?

Consider our “meeting” game officially upped: 5 Ways to Earn Respect and Get Noticed in a Meeting

Have you seen this indie documentary about young web entrepreneurs? The film includes interviews with the explosively creative (and #standapart) minds behind Vimeo, Dropbox, Soundcloud and even Brian Wong’s Kiip (to name a few). The Start-up Kids will leave you itching to get creative and make something – even when everyone is telling you it is impossible. Awesome.

Are you set up for innovation? Do you see opportunities or just sow the ones that come? Do you trust yourself enough to share your successes with colleaugues? This Forbes article questions whether your workplace is truly set up to help you “discover your authentic leadership and influence.”

Also, in case you missed it:

Tina Fey’s career advice for women