Great CEOs are Lazy: How Exceptional CEOs Do More in Less Time
January 6, 2020
Hosted by Tom Crea
How do the really exceptional CEOs get more done in less time than everyone else? What is their technique for getting their work done while still having the time to spend pursuing hobbies and spending quality time with their friends and family? The truth is that great and lazy CEOs know a secret when it comes to time management. Rather than spending a little time on a lot of things, the best CEOs spend most of their time eliminating the single biggest constraint to the growth of their business. They spend a lot of time diagnosing this constraint before taking action. This process is similar to looking for the kink in a garden hose so you can get the flow going again. There is no use trying to unkink the hose until you find the actual problem. Once they find the kink in the hose, they spend 30-40% of their time fixing the kink in the hose, compressing their time on everything else. These lessons from CEOs are applicable to every professional in their work and personal lives.
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