over 8 years ago by Next Generation

7 Unorthodox Rituals of Outstanding Leaders

7 Unorthodox Rituals Of Outstanding Leaders

We’ve put together an inspiring infographic on the 7 unorthodox rituals of outstanding leaders that keeps them at the top of their game.


Would napping and yoga be part of your business plan towards success? How about dressing up as the Pope, when it’s not Halloween? You might think that focus is crucial when you’re a CEO “ so can you afford to be doodling? Nike CEO Mark Parker can and he feels it helps keep his mind balanced. Enjoy quietly reading? Then you’d like Jeff Bezos’s approach; he asks his staff to read as a group in silence before every meeting. Richard Branson reckons keeping on the move and getting away from your desk can spark your creative thinking, which may be why he has “never had a proper desk, never worked out of an office, and certainly never clocked in”.

You might not expect such quirky behaviour to work well in business, but originality is key when it comes to leadership. If you want to succeed in business, you need to think and act outside the box, and some of the world’s best business leaders are well able to be creative in how they act in the office or boardroom.

In this inspiring infographic on 7 unorthodox rituals of outstanding leaders, we look at some of the unexpected, wacky and clever tactics and rituals that business leaders of today follow and attribute to success “ the question is; how can you be as innovative in your career?

Unconventional practices can often lead to innovation and brilliance, as demonstrated by these top business leaders below. So before you do business, think outside the box and get creative in your approach, perhaps like these famous successful business leaders, you too will reap the benefits.


The secret sushi spot Steve Jobs used to host board meetings – cultofmac.com
Read and Think Like Mr. Buffett – businessweek.com
How Larry Page Changed Meetings At Google After Taking Over Last Spring – businessinsider.com
Richard Branson on the Art of Brainstorming – entrepreneur.com
Nike’s 5 Lessons On Innovation By Design – fastcodesign.com
Warren Buffett – forbes.com
Inside Amazon’s Idea Machine – forbes.com
Elon Musk – forbes.com
Three Books That Changed Warren Buffett’s Life – fool.sg
Arianna Huffington – huffingtonpost.com
The Return Of Writing – inc.com
Playboy Interview: Steve Jobs – longform.org
Use Elon Musk’s “First Principles” Method for Better Brainstorming – lifehacker.com
No Frills, and No Excuses – online.barrons.com
Text of Steve Jobs’ Commencement address (2005) – stanford.edu
Steve Jobs Quotes about his younger years – stevejobsdailyquote.com
Insights at the Edge: Tami Simon and Arianna Huffington transcript – soundstrue.com
Arianna Huffington: The Connector – vogue.com