3 productivity tips from some of busiest people on the planet—Barack Obama, Jeff Wiener, and Steve Jobs

  1. Schedule nothing-- LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner says if you look at his calendar, you will see periodic slots of nothing. "Part of the key to time management is carving out time to think, as opposed to constantly reacting," Weiner tells The Wall Street Journal

  2. Just say no-- The late Apple founder Steve Jobs was a longtime proponent of saying no in order to streamline his work, “You have to pick carefully," Jobs said to developers at the time. "Innovation is saying 'no' to 1,000 things."

  3. Stick to a routine-- Barack Obama now has a little more time on his hands, but as once the leader of the free world relied on an established routine to get things done. Obama began each day with an early workout and always ate and wore the same thing. "I don't want to make decisions about what I'm eating or wearing because I have too many other decisions to make," he says in a Vanity Fair interview.