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5 Common Habits of Effective Startup CEOs While there may be no typical CEO, there are common habits that effective CEOs share that can help all professionals better manage their day and get work done.

By Austin Andrukaitis

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CEOs have an overwhelming amount of work on their plates. They are always thinking of the "bigger picture" while staying on course with its vision. According to a study conducted by Harvard Business Review (HBR), on average CEOs work about 9.7 hours a day, totaling around 62.5 hours per week.

Those long hours make sense as CEOs manage products, cash flow and teams while keeping potential chaos at bay. The best CEOs have built habits to better help them manage their time, set expectations and communicate effectively. While there may be no typical workday or typical CEO, there are common habits that effective CEOs share that can help all professionals better manage their day and get work done.

1. Organize a schedule and follow through