Morning routines of 5 top CEOs

A morning routine helps many executives feel focused and centered. Here is how five top CEOs start their days:

1. Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of GM, arrives at the office by 6 a.m., a habit she started before becoming CEO in 2014, according to The New York Times.

2. Marc Benioff, co-CEO of Salesforce, starts multitasking right away. He starts his day with an hour of exercise on the elliptical, paired with answering emails, according to Forbes.

3. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, begins with a 90-second meditative exercise that involves deep breathing, gratitude, intention setting and consciously feeling his feet touch the ground, according to Quartz.

4. Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, wakes up by 4 a.m. and kicks off her day by reading the newspaper as well as any mail or documents before heading into the office around 7 a.m., she told CNBC.

5. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, told CNBC he is not a morning person and prefers to wake up later, around 6:30 or 7 a.m. He starts his mornings reading a physical newspaper and eating an omelet with toast and tea.


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