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15 Things Successful People Do on Monday Mornings

Apr 29 2014 - 3:05am

Have you been starting the week off right? Business Insider [1] shares 15 things successful people do on Monday mornings.

Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek, as they set the stage for the day and week ahead.

"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "They influence your mindset in a positive or negative way, depending on what actions you decide to take."

Most successful people are keenly aware of the typical Monday morning workplace dynamic of unanticipated events, overflow of communications, and general chaos. "But after weathering hundreds of them, they realize they must gain control and stay upbeat," Taylor explains. "They take extra steps to compensate for this busy time of the week, and apply their best management skills to ensure that the day unfolds as smoothly as possible."

Here are 15 things successful people do on Monday mornings:

Monday morning can challenge even the most industrious, successful business leaders. "But if you compensate for all the anticipated distraction and intensity by remembering to focus, plan, and stay calm, you won't relive Monday all over again on Tuesday," Taylor concludes.

— Jacquelyn Smith

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