Strategy & Leadership
Staying at the Top of Your Game
From weekday workouts to morning meditation and prayer, almost everyone who operates at a high caliber will tell you that there is a specific part of their routine that sets their day – and their week – up for success. In fact, according to startups.com, the average leader wakes up at 6:15 a.m., and business executives fit an average of 45 minutes of exercise into their day. Roughly 70% of Fortune 500 leaders make sure they eat breakfast, and the same group spends an average of 2.5 hours in meetings every day. So, when you’re at the helm of a company with a seemingly endless number of tasks and initiatives coming your way, how do you make sure you’re able to focus and perform at a high level? These area business leaders share their personal secrets to success.
Scott Parrish (Above)
Chairman, Miller & Martin PLLC
As soon as I arrive at the office and before my day starts with my fellow partners and clients, I try to focus for 5 to 10 minutes on one or two ways I can market my firm or my practice. It could be as simple as catching up with someone with whom I have worked before or contemplating a branding opportunity for my firm. If I don’t do this, the day-to-day responsibilities of managing the firm and tending to the needs of clients and employees will often prevent me from focusing on such matters.