11/13/2014 09:40 am ET Updated Jan 12, 2015

Just Don't Do That!

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  • Setting a meeting without a clear agenda or objective;
  • coming to appointments late;
  • making no room for daily downtime and reflection;
  • not exercising;
  • letting your day get hijacked by impromptu priorities;
  • saying yes to all (good) opportunities;
  • cramming your calendar with back-to-back appointments;
  • letting time spent on discussing the problem exceed time spent on discussing the solution;
  • discussions with your employees that avoid the hard feedback;

Don't do that! Just don't do that. Decide how you want to use your time... productively!