The leaders that I coach have much self-confidence, a keen sense of urgency and an “I can do it” attitude. Just what you want in a leader. But look at what senior leaders are doing at work. How are their 14 hour days unfolding – in front of their calendars or the photocopier or in conversations with clients, employees and stockholders? Smart leaders must ensure they don’t get entangled in daily operating routines which distract from their most important strategic value-add work.