You are not just the founder of your company. You are also its face. Your customers or clients know your name represents authority.

But what about your employees? You can lead by example there too. Internally, the corner office is about achievement, but it also represents setting expectations. You are extremely productive, so you expect your employees to match your energy. Where you set that bar, and how, doesn't require major changes in your process. Often it takes only small efforts such as the following.

Manage your email. You know how easy it is to disappear into your phone, tablet, desktop, and more. Discourage lengthy email threads. Keep replies short. In our firm, the rule is simple: no email train can be more than three. I send, you reply and I confirm. Anything longer means it's time to wander into someone's office or pick up the phone.

Take breaks. At my firm, employees have a one-hour lunch break, and we encourage them to eat outside the office. Eating at your desk is unhealthy, and also blocks the mind from recalibrating. As you leave for lunch, encourage employees you see camped at their desk to do so as well.

My firm also encourages employees a day of paid volunteer leave each year. We want them to help others; doing so strengthens our community, and they bring that passion back to the office.

Stop multitasking. Do you read emails during meetings? Take calls when you are examining a document? Focus on essential tasks sequentially, not concurrently. Show your employees that efficiently focusing on the task at hand actually saves time.

Say no more often than yes. Who isn't flattered by being invited to a conference or dinner? But you pay the price of time whenever you say yes. Try saying no more often, or delegate events to others. Your employees will see that true leaders say no, because anyone can say yes.

Managing your productivity is not enough. You must get others to manage theirs as well. John Quincy Adams once said, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." Creating a distraction-free organization starts with you.