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Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: How do you divide your time?

We have conducted several 50-second interviews with our thinkers. Here are their collected answers to one specific question: How do you divide your time?

Whitney Johnson
Whitney Johnson
Hmm. Which answer shall I – the workaholic — give you? If I’m being honest, which I am: Work- 70%, Family 20%, Church – 10%.
Julian Birkinshaw
Julian Birkinshaw
My time is split four ways – teaching at London Business School, consulting and speaking to external audiences, research and writing, and finally administrative responsibilities at LBS (department meetings, seminars, running the Deloitte Institute).

Rachel Botsman
Rachel Botsman
It differs. I don’t think of dividing my day (e.g. I’ll spend 2 hours writing, 2 hours speaking etc). I have found it is better to do different types of work in blocks. For example, teaching and research go well together so I do them over the same months. Speaking and writing do not marry well so if I have a big writing project, I have to clear the speaking calendar.

Alf Rehn
Alf Rehn
I try to share my time evenly between academic work and engagements with business and industry. Balance, balance in all things.

Enrique Dans
Enrique Dans
I don’t. I’m totally disorganized and chaotic. Everything just keeps coming and even though it might feel unmanageable, things just seem to fall into place.
Peter Fisk
Peter Fisk
50% business (thinking, writing, speaking, training, advising). 50% personal (socialising, parenting, meeting, exercising, relaxing) … so 8 hours of each, each day … I think that’s healthy!
Dave Ulrich
Dave Ulrich
Badly.

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