70:20:10 fact or myth? We couldn’t find any recent supporting research, and we wanted to learn more about these magic numbers. What we found might just surprise you: in reality, leaders spend their time on—and prefer—a different ratio. See how leaders actually spend their time, and the ratio that proves most effective.
Get the full list of findings from the Global Leadership Forecast 2014|2015.
My Take: I think calling 70:20:10 a “myth” is hyperbole, and implies that the entire thing is a crock. It’s also worthwhile noting that the research targets were leaders, as opposed to those who report to them (assuming a traditional hierarchy).
What do you think? Is this research shedding new light onto 70:20:10 or did it not go far enough to explore its validity?