This slideshow from Inc.com features some useful productivity tips from a number of company founders/CEOs.
I like Caterina Fake’s strategy for meetings:
There would be an agenda distributed before the meeting. Everybody would stand. At the beginning of the meeting, everyone would drink 16 ounces of water. We would discuss everything on the agenda, make all the decisions that needed to be made, and the meeting would be over when the first person had to go to the bathroom.
And Krissi Barr’s tips on focus:
If I think something is going to take me an hour, I give myself 40 minutes. By shrinking your mental deadlines, you work faster and with greater focus. I also schedule time every week on my calendar for quiet, concentrated PowerTime where I only work on my most important activities.
Not so sure about Jordan Zimmerman’s strategy though:
Also, cut down on sleep. Why would you sleep when it’s time to live? Sleeping isn’t living. You sleep when you die.
I love Caterina Fake’s strategy – no b.s. – just get in and get the job done.