What constitutes success in the workplace? The habits of some of the nation’s top leaders might surprise you. For example, if you’re anything like Arianna Huffington, an afternoon nap might be in order to boost your productivity. Oprah Winfrey is a fan of the “fewer meetings” mentality. And Elon Musk times his task list by following the Pomodoro Technique (25 minutes of work followed by five minutes to reset).
Although this might seem unorthodox to the everyday work scenario, maybe that’s why these people excelled at becoming innovative, forward-thinking power players. Would regular naps, less meetings, and breaks from our tasks really lead to greater success in the workplace? Does it hurt to try?
Everyone only has 24 hours in a day to work with. How you use that time will be the difference between success and failure, greatness and mediocrity. What habits have you picked up over the years that have contributed to (or derailed you from) your success?
Find out what other successful leaders, past and present, have demonstrated as winning ways to their careers through the graphic below. Could any be applied to your regular workflow?