Many leaders routinely run late—Barack Obama was notorious for it. Given their never-ending to-do lists, entrepreneurs may be particularly susceptible to tardiness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s how to show up on time, every time.
(Illustrations: Graham Roumieu)
Step 1: Get to bed on time. If you sleep through your first meeting, you’ll run behind all day
Step 2: Cut your to-do list. An overscheduled agenda is the enemy of punctuality
Step 3: Build a 50% time buffer into your travels. Assume a 30-minute commute will take 45
Step 4: Set your watch 15 minutes fast. It’ll trigger just enough panic to quash any dawdling