A MORNING IN THE LIFE OF A HIGH IMPACT LEADER

A MORNING IN THE LIFE OF A HIGH IMPACT LEADER

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:


Morning Routines of Successful People

Courtesy of: Home Arena

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Marta has dedicated her career to leadership consultancy while serving as board member, author, catalyst, coach, mentor, researcher, speaker, trainer, volunteer, and fundraiser. An internationally acclaimed speaker, Marta energizes leaders and fuels change with her dynamic programs. From Washington DC to Scotland to South Africa to Singapore, program attendees leave feeling empowered with clear intention and laser focus on the actions needed to achieve new peaks of performance. With a passion to share proven strategies that drive client results, Marta has authored several business books including Energized Enterprise, Everybody’s Business, Leaders in Motion and the Transformation Desktop Guide. Marta serves as Chairman of the Board of Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA, Secretary of the Board for the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and is on the Board of Directors for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) National Capital Chapter.