Your Most Productive Day

June 19th, 2012  | 

Published in Productivity, Strategic Planning

What’s your most productive day at work?

In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs tomorrow and some leaders believe the extra sunlight makes them more productive.

(In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs annually between December 20 and 23.)

In either case, you may be more productive, but this day is not your most productive day.

What about the first day of the New Year? Nope.

Your most productive day at work is the day before your vacation.

On the day before you leave, you are extremely focused on your most important priorities. And you are just as focused on dismissing those items not on your to-do list. You minimize idle chit-chat and get down to business.

What would be the impact of consistently bringing a higher level of purpose, commitment and energy to your most significant priorities?

It likely would make your days and those around you even sunnier.

About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.


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