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Many of History’s Biggest Disasters Are Caused by Lack of Sleep?

The Exxon Valdez oil spill. 

The Challenger explosion. 

The Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. 


According to Make A Difference Day Survey, ICM Research 2004:
nearly half of all volunteers (47%) say volunteering has improved their physical health and fitness  

Up to 77% of the average person's self talk is negative according to Dr. Shad Helmstetter.  

Women filled just 27 percent of all behind-the-scenes roles in broadcast network and streaming programs, and only 28 percent of behind-the-scenes roles in cable programs during the 2017-18 season.  (Center For American Progress)

51% of employees would change jobs for one with flexible working hours but only 44% of employers offer flextime. (Gallup)

Nearly 15 million Americans are self-employed. A Pew Research Center report last year found that 14.6 million people, or about 10 percent of the active workforce in 2014, were self-employed. Those self-employed people had an additional 29.4 million people working for them; together, they accounted for 44 million jobs, or 30% of the national workforce.  

According to survey data (clomedia.com), 

  • 8 percent of organizations spend more than $10,000 per year per person on leadership development, 
  • 6 percent spend between $7,000 and$10,000
  • 68 percent spend less than $4,000 per year. 

These numbers are nearly identical to spending levels in 2016. 

Numerous studies show that job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults and that it has escalated progressively over the past few decade.

In 2014 men made up 80 percent of the Senate and 81 percent of the House.

Communicating well is the one critical needed skill said 91 percent of 1,000 employees in a recent Interact/Harris Poll said their leaders lack.   

In the U.S., women represent 47% of the workforce and in 40% of families, women are the primary or sole breadwinner.   

Workers in open-plan offices spend 73% less time in face-to-face interactions and email and instant messaging increases by over 67%   

Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15% more likely to outperform competition.  

In healthcare only 14% of hospital board members and 9% of CEOs are minorities, according to the most recent study by the American Hospital Association's Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.   

Women earn more bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in the U.S. than men.   

In 2017 there were only 4 Black CEOs in the Fortune 500   An international survey of 10,000 workers by Ipsos found that 85% of employees are unhappy with their office environment and struggle to concentrate.   

It has been reported that women control 70% of household spending, or $12 trillion, in developed countries around the world.   

According to a recent report if workers feel happy in their office surrounding they are less likely to be stressed out at work.   

In 1965, there were no blacks in the U.S. Senate, nor were there any black governors. And only six members of the House of Representatives were black.

42% of employees say learning and development is the most important benefit when deciding where to work followed by health insurance (48%) (Udemy)   

Growth in women-owned businesses has outpaced the overall increase in new businesses by 1.5 times.    

According to Mercer, turnover rates for customer service workers are among the highest in the business world—27% annually, on average.