At Rhythm Systems, our CEO, Patrick Thean, is fond of the saying, "The fish rots from the head down." When you are thinking about your team's productivity and employee engagement, realize that you lead by example. Gallup has found that employees working for engaged leadership are almost 60% more likely to be engaged than those who don't. As a CEO, you have a lot of demands on your time, but managing your day effectively so that you are productive and engaged has a huge ripple effect on your employees.
I did some research on how successful CEOs spend their days. Hopefully, these suggestions from other CEOs can help you plan your most effective daily routine.