Archive for the ‘Productivity Tips’ Category

Think! At least once a week…
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Think! At least once a week…

I followed up with an executive client recently whose biggest issue was that his GTD Weekly Review, when he “really did it right,” took sometimes 3–4 hours. He wondered if he was doing something wrong. I asked if it was worthwhile doing the review, and he admitted that it was critical to stay on top, but […]

Slow Down…
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Slow Down…

 

How to get “in your zone” with GTD
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How to get “in your zone” with GTD

Our Certified Partner in India, Calm Achiever, sat down with David to find out how people can get into their zone with GTD.

The secret to Getting Things Done
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The secret to Getting Things Done

   

Balance is Tough
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Balance is Tough

   

Where do your good ideas flow?
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Where do your good ideas flow?

I once coached a senior executive who, by anyone’s standards, could be considered one of the world’s most productive people. He’s known in lofty global corporate circles as a guy who “gets things done”—in particular, resolving volatile situations and closing complex, challenging, and highly rewarding deals.

David Allen on Stalking the Wild Projects
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David Allen on Stalking the Wild Projects

Perhaps the most profound result of creating a complete and accurately defined inventory of our projects is how it can propel us to do something positive and concrete about ephemeral and ambiguous situations that have our attention. We are all capable of taking dominion over every problem or challenging situation we encounter. But this doesn’t happen by […]

Good Riddance!
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Good Riddance!

David’s essay in this month in our Productive Living newsletter is about letting go and creating space.   It’s time to purge. The start of a new year is a great metaphorical event to use to enhance a critical aspect of your constructive creativity—get rid of everything that you can! Your psyche has a certain quota […]

Email Best Practices for Teams
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Email Best Practices for Teams

A client asked me for our best practices around email communications, to share with their globally dispersed teams. They had learned the keys to getting to inbox zero, but their productivity was stymied by the sheer volume of unproductive emails being sent around the company. These tips were born out of the shared practices we use here at […]

David Allen on the Dr. Oz Show
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David Allen on the Dr. Oz Show

David was on the Dr. Oz show talking about GTD.                     Watch this 3 1/2 minute clip to see him answering audience questions about GTD, such as: “At the end of the day, and the things that I wasn’t able to get to, how do I not feel […]