Apply thesetips from Bill Gates:
- Take two “retreats” every year. Leave your office to develop longrange strategies.
- Read books on topics that don’t pertain strictly to your business or industry. It’s the best way to maintain a broad perspective.
- Identify problems early by tracking “exceptions,” such as sales figures that suddenly sag for a particular product. Jump on them right away.
- Stop at the end of each day to analyze how well you used it. If you wasted time on things you didn’t need to do, eliminate them tomorrow.
— Adapted from Business @ the Speed of Thought, Bill Gates, Warner Books.