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332: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, with Daniel Pink

By Dave Stachowiak

Daniel Pink: When Daniel Pink has been listed by Thinkers50 as one of the top business thinkers in the world. His works include New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind*, Drive*, To Sell is Human* and his new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing*. Key Points Naps boost productivity, but they should be no more than around 20 minutes long. Regular nappers get more benefit from naps than occasional nappers. We don’t treat breaks with enough seriousness. We do better on certain types of tasks at certain times of day. Peak - Do heavy analytical work in the morning. Trough - Do easier administrative work in the early afternoon. Recovery - Do work that requires insight in the late afternoon and evening. Ways to make the most of project midpoints when motivating teams: Recognize midpoints. Use midpoints to fire up your team. Let you team know they are slightly behind when they hit the midpoint. Resources Mentioned Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us* by Daniel Pink When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing* by Daniel Pink Book Notes Download my highlights from When in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL84: Daniel Pink on To Sell is Human CFL196: Marshall Goldsmith on Creating Behavior That Lasts CFL217: The Best Way to Make New Habits Reality CFL233: How to Make Deep Work Happen Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at Thank You Thank you to consonants, Coz Magoz, and Emily Nascimento for the kind review on iTunes. To leave a rating or review, visit Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at

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