Archive for April, 2011

What are your productivity speed bumps?
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What are your productivity speed bumps?

If you look back over the last month, what got in the way of you being more productive?  What slowed you down when you were just hitting your stride? Interruptions?  Others lack of planning? Untrusted systems? What are your productivity speed bumps?

Making wise choices – David Allen in Harvard Business Review
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Making wise choices – David Allen in Harvard Business Review

David Allen and Tony Schwartz discuss the distractive pull of e-mail, and why you should do your most important task in the morning.

Too much reading?  Best way to deal with it
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Too much reading? Best way to deal with it

The best way to deal with having too much reading to do.

4 stages of getting GTD on cruise control
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4 stages of getting GTD on cruise control

There are four stages to acquiring new skills. David Allen describes how they relate to learning GTD in his essay in the latest Productive Living.

Free teleseminar with David Allen and Dave Logan
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Free teleseminar with David Allen and Dave Logan

David Allen and Dave Logan discuss new techniques on productivity and leadership coming from GTD and Tribal Leadership working together.

David Allen at Google – 2 keys to sustaining a healthy life and work style
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David Allen at Google – 2 keys to sustaining a healthy life and work style

Several GTD Times readers asked for this video — a classic from David’s presentation at Google a couple of years ago.

Two ingredients for optimal response to surprise
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Two ingredients for optimal response to surprise

David Allen says that when you deal with surprise, “there are two major ingredients for an optimal response: (1) actively focused engagement, and (2) having a clear deck.”

The case for paper-based productivity
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The case for paper-based productivity

Paper is a powerful productivity device in its own right.