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Friday, September 28, 2012 - 3:40am

WORKING: The Most-Important Hour

What do you do with the first hour of your day? Maybe read email, catch up with your co-workers or get that important first or second (or third) cup of coffee.

Those first minutes can be the most important part of the entire workday because they set the tone for everything that comes later. Brandon Smith explains and shares a few examples.

(You can also click the second audio link and hear how Brandon likes to start his day.)

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.