When Tim Cook took over as Apple’s CEO in 2011, one fact popped out in the multiple profiles of his leadership style: For years, he made a point of hosting Sunday night telephone meetings with his top lieutenants, so everybody could better prepare for the week ahead. While some people may find the idea of regular Sunday meetings with management an onerous one (whatever happened to personal time, they’d probably say), using the last hours of the weekend to organize for the coming week is something that any individual can embrace. Even taking a look at your calendar and your to-do list is a big step forward—better to think over those things during the relative quiet of the weekend, rather than the chaos of Monday morning.

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