CEOs typically spend 18 hours a week trapped in meetings, according to a detailed study of 65 chiefs' schedules by the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School researchers. That's three times as long as bosses spend working alone, and meeting time increases dramatically as CEOs acquire more direct reports. "While you are sitting in a meeting, your competition is getting stuff done," warns SuccessFactors CEO Lars Dalgaard.

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