Archive for June, 2009

The Strategic Value of Personal Productivity

The Strategic Value of Personal Productivity

David Allen is doing a webinar event next Wednesday, July 8th, hosted by Unbound Ideas. In this 90-minute interactive webinar, David Allen will describe the strategies, tools and specific behaviors that dramatically upgrade individual and organizational productivity. In particular, he will focus on: The 5 stages of control and the 6 horizons of focus necessary […]

OmniFocus Speed Keys

OmniFocus Speed Keys

Studies show that most people will be 4 times faster on the keyboard by using shortcut keys versus reaching for the the mouse and clicking their way through menus.  You don’t need to know all of them, but certainly the keyboard shortcuts that represent the tasks you use the most can be a tremendous time […]

Taking a deeper look at control & perspective

Taking a deeper look at control & perspective

Making It All Work, David Allen’s latest book, ties together what many people were hungry for after reading Getting Things Done:  control + perspective.  In MIAW, control (5 phases of mastering your workflow) gets married to perspective (your horizons of focus)  to give an overview of the whole game. Chris Taylor, editor for Goose Educational […]

Join the GTD Fan Page on Facebook

Join the GTD Fan Page on Facebook

We’ve setup a page on Facebook for all of you David Allen and GTD fans out there.  It’s a  great place,  if you’re so inclined, to follow some of the latest bits of noteworthy news, quotes and musings from GTDGuy.  Check it out:  facebook.com/gettingthingsdone. You can also follow David on Twitter as GTDGuy.

Hacking Mail and iCal for GTD

Hacking Mail and iCal for GTD

Yes, we know it makes for a great debate, but GTD really is for men or women, PC or Mac, paper or digital.  It’s an approach that gets overlayed onto the tools that work for you.  Since so many GTD’ers are on a Mac, and we’re always looking to feature a wide-range of GTD’er styles, […]

Best practices of GTD Collect

Best practices of GTD Collect

David Allen & his team sat down to record a podcast on the best practices of Collect. In this 35 minute podcast they talk about: Some of their favorite tools for capturing anywhere, anytime The essential tools for work and home spaces What makes or breaks a good collection tool? The essential “red folder“ Collect […]

An experiment by a 'GTD parent'

An experiment by a 'GTD parent'

Mike Williams, speaker at the recent GTD Summit, and longtime friend of David Allen Company, sent us this story with us about his experience sharing GTD with his kids. We thought this was fitting to share on Father’s Day. I am always running experiments with my kids (queue the evil scientist laugh!).  I would love […]

The Power of Recess

The Power of Recess

A community contribution by self-professed productivity expert Mike Vardy We’ve all heard the benefits of taking naps or practicing meditation during your workday can result in one being more productive. We’ve also heard how these things aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive – sometimes (often by accident) they go hand in hand. However, depending on your work […]

Is Twitter good or bad? Hear David Allen's perspective

Is Twitter good or bad? Hear David Allen's perspective

What does David Allen think of the “cocktail party” that is Twitter? In this short and sweet 5 minute podcast, David talks about his approach to Twitter and the world of social media.   LISTEN NOW “People ask me, is it [Twitter] a waste of time? Is going to a cocktail party a waste of time? […]

Can GTD help with too much email volume?

Can GTD help with too much email volume?

In my earlier blog post about getting your email inbox down to zero, GTD’er Gil asked the question, “So, what do you suggest when the problem seems to be the sheer quantity, not just mail management practices?” There are two things I would look at:  Speed + Input One angle to consider is to get […]