Jim Citrin asked some top executives about their daily schedules. Here is what he found. I particularly like this piece of second-hand advice:
Steve Murphy, CEO of publishing company Rodale, says, "A line in a William Blake poem inspired me to think differently about my day: 'Think in the morning, act in the noon, read in the evening, and sleep at night.' This has made a huge difference in my life. Now, I take out a yellow pad every morning and write my thoughts for the day, which allows me to be much more strategic and proactive than reactive."
I was a night owl for years, until the hot Florida summers forced me to get up and run in the early mornings. Now I can't shake it and I find that I do my best thinking in the early part of the day.