The Productivity Project: Tips and insights from business leaders across industries on how to manage your time and become a rockstar worker

Stacey Cunningham, NYSE

We gathered the best productivity insights from leaders like the head of the New York Stock Exchange, the CEO of a fast-growing restaurant conglomerate, and a venture capitalist opening doors for overlooked entrepreneurs.
We named them some of our 100 People Transforming Business earlier this year for the ways they are setting the pace for their industries.
The Productivity Project collects the techniques some of our “transformers” use to be efficient and successful, and this is a roundup of all our responses.
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If you’re a regular user of LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram, you’re likely faced with a barrage of people talking about their success and the grind of making it in business — often recommending dubious productivity hacks like sleeping just a few hours a night. It’s so ubiquitous that entrepreneur and investor Alexis Ohanian derisively refers to it as “hustle porn.”

The bottom line is that there’s no one-size-fits-all for success, and that extreme or unusual habits might work for some people, but they also might just be a grab for attention. That’s why when Business Insider set out to build out a “Productivity Project,” we wanted to get real-world insights from successful people without presenting them as miracle cures.

We reached out to nine of our “100 People Transforming Business” leaders shaking up their industries, and asked them for the habits they use each day to be effective and productive. These are simple techniques you can consider for your own life, and if you want to learn more, you can click the link in each slide.

Read on for the full collection, and see if you find an exercise or habit that registers with you.

SEE ALSO: A major nonprofit ranked US companies for doing the best for their communities, workers, and the environment, and Salesforce and PayPal made huge jumps from last year.

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario meditates at the beginning and end of each day.

In 2006, Rose Marcario left her job and went on a journey to India and Nepal to learn the art of meditation from the world’s masters. She says it brought fulfillment back to her life. Not long after she returned to the US, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard approached her to become the COO and CFO of his outdoor apparel company.

Since becoming CEO in 2013, Marcario has reportedly more than quadrupled Patagonia’s revenue while building its commitment to environmental activism and establishing the company as an industry leader in sustainable business practices. Through it all, she has meditated for at least 10 minutes every morning and night.

Marcario has practiced Buddhism for more than 20 years, and she uses Buddhist mindfulness meditation as it’s taught by the Shambhala organization. She told us she takes inspiration from the Tibetan Buddhist nun and writer Pema Chödrön.

“It keeps me free of getting too twisted up in irritations because there is this very strong current of goodness and strength that is always available to tap into — like watching the current …read more

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