How do you balance multiple priorities unrelated to client work? For example, internal company networking initiatives for different groups

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Speaking more for personal development initiatives (e.g. domain huddles, learning sessions, boot camps). What do you prioritize for these things?

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They come dead last. They're for bench time and/or probably have to come out of your personal time budget

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The client comes first. No exception.

Anything that is not client work is not a priority.

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