10438 Quirky Habits Of 7 Highly Successful Leaders


Last edited on 23 Dec 2016

Quirky Habits of 7 Highly Successful Leaders


It's tough to be at the helm of the world's biggest organizations. There's too much on one's plate all the time, and it's very easy to lose one's sanity. Some leaders counter this effectively by developing coping strategies, some of which may come across as being rather unusual. Learning about these unorthodox habits of highly successful leaders can be inspiring. Who knows? You might just find your own quirky habit in the process. So, here's all about the unusual habits of 7 great leaders.


Jeff Bezos, Amazon — Memo readings

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At the start of a meeting, Jeff Bezos and his team sit quietly across the table in a room and read six-page memos. New employees feel quite uncomfortable doing this, as not everyone expects such a scenario at the workplace.


Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook — A challenge every year

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Source: Fast Company

Mark Zuckerberg challenges himself with a task every year. In 2009, he set out to wear a tie to work every day. In 2011, he decided to eat animals he personally killed. This year, he's trying to read a new book every two weeks.


Bill Gates, Microsoft — Rocking in meetings

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Image Source: The Express Tribune

Depending on his level of excitement in a business meeting, Bill Gates keeps rocking in his chair. Unusual as it may look, at least the people in the meeting know exactly how well the meeting's going at any point in time.


Steve Jobs, Apple — One food for a duration

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Steve Jobs apparently ate only type of food for a period of time — typically for a week. A popular story goes that he once ate so many carrots for weeks at a time that his skin color had turned orange.


Richard Branson, Virgin Group — Ideas on the move

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Richard Branson sparks up his creative engine by being on the move. He travels quite often and gets a lot of ideas during that time. But travelling is not necessary. He says that a walk or workout are movement enough to come up with ideas.


Mike Parker, Nike — Finding balance in his notebooks

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In order to keep himself balanced, Mike Parker writes down his business ideas on one side of the notebook and doodles on the other side. He stresses on finding the overall equilibrium in order to be successful.


Marissa Mayer, Yahoo

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Despite being the CEO of such a big company, Marissa personally approves every new hire.


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