Do you always feel like you are running out of time in your daily life? As a CEO or Entrepreneur, the demands made of your time are significant, you need to be operating at maximum efficiency to ensure proper growth.
Harvard business review published a study which mentions that CEO's and Executives work an average of 62.5 hours and attend 37 meetings per week. When you know that each of those hours must impact the success of the business, you need to put measures in place to ensure optimum efficiency. We've detailed below three productivity hacks female CEOs use to get the most out of themselves and their teams.
The Fake Commute - Sara Blakely, CEO of Spanx
Sara Blakely gets her best thinking done in the car or when she's stuck in one place. Despite living right next door to work, CEO of Spanx Sara Blakely schedules an extra hour drive to the office to ensure she gets quality time to think. She also brings a notepad with her everywhere she goes to ensure that an idea is always recorded.
Email Deadlines - Katia Beauchamp, Co-founder of Birchbox
Katia Beauchamp's productivity hack is always putting a deadline in an email. Creating a timeframe allows her and her team to prioritize results and manage expectations. Better yet, by emailing it, there is a clear record of the deadline.
Make Quicker Decisions - Meg Whitman, former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
You don't have time to waste. Time is a luxury, and every decision you make must count. Take in all the data you need to and make an educated quick decision. It is better than dragging your feet and not being fully aware. The more information you take in, the more you'll be able to create a specific pattern for your decisions.
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