We’re all given the same 24 hours in a day, how do top leaders allocate theirs?
Time management expert Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, studied the practices of high achieving individuals and found that their morning routine was key. Vanderkam writes:
“If you wait until the end of the month to save what you have left, there will be nothing left over. Likewise, if you wait until the end of the day to do meaningful but not urgent things like exercise, pray, read, ponder how to advance your career or grow your organization, or truly give your family your best, it probably won’t happen, If it has to happen, then it has to happen first”.”
I’ve found this to be true for myself and in my study of leadership effectiveness. Study after study have shown that our brains function best in the morning. It’s the ideal time to set the tone for our day, conquer critical tasks, and be the freshest version of ourselves.
HomeArena sums it up with a look at the morning routines of 23 of the most inspirational leaders of our times: