Good leaders know the importance of keeping their schedule free from unnecessary junk and clutter, say members of the Young Entrepreneur Council. Most "got-a-minute?" meetings are a waste of time, and conference calls can be equally unproductive, they say. "Whether it’s seven people or just you and two others, they can take up an enormous amount of time without much to show for it," says Adam Callinan of BottleKeeper.

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