Posts Tagged ‘Productivity’

Why ABC Priority Codes Don't Work
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Why ABC Priority Codes Don't Work

Before you spend another minute creating yet another list with ABC, 123, or high-medium-low codes as a way to define your priorities, read my essay this month. You may discover there’s a more natural path for getting you what you need to get the right things done.

David Allen interviewed by "Small Business Big Marketing"
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David Allen interviewed by "Small Business Big Marketing"

“Small Business Big Marketing” recorded this informative and entertaining podcast with David Allen.

Complete projects list = clear commitments
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Complete projects list = clear commitments

If you don’t have a clear sense of the totality of your obligations, you will always overcommit.

5 Phases of GTD Workflow
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5 Phases of GTD Workflow

There are five phases of your workflow: Collect, Process, Organize, Review & Do. You need to know the best practices and tools for each phase.

New BlackBerry on the way for you – or not
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New BlackBerry on the way for you – or not

Will you be an early adopter of the new BlackBerry? How do you decide among BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, or … a Windows Phone?

Video with David Allen: on becoming an executive with GTD
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Video with David Allen: on becoming an executive with GTD

David Allen talks about how the GTD Weekly Review, and how to do more executive thinking about your life.

Time management – what's the real issue?
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Time management – what's the real issue?

Time management is really agreement management. At the end of the day, how good you feel about what you did (and what
you didn’t do) is proportional to how well you think you kept agreements with yourself.

Q&A with David Allen: Staying on track amid distractions
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Q&A with David Allen: Staying on track amid distractions

Technology should enhance productivity, making it easier to get things done so you have more leisure time. But have tools that are designed to help really just added to our workload, distraction, and stress?

Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive?
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Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive?

We’re jeopardizing long-term productivity by eliminating predictable time off that ensures balance in our lives.

Moms more productive with Facebook
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Moms more productive with Facebook

If you’re looking for practical time management training, watch a busy mom for a day.

Working on job one
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Working on job one

There are very few times and places we really have the appropriate energy level, tools, and uninterrupted time frames towork on some of our “most important” work.

Who distracts you the most?
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Who distracts you the most?

Is your software programmed to grab your attention in ways that make your time-management job harder?

GTD gear of the future is almost here
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GTD gear of the future is almost here

Wouldn’t it be cool if your GTD system could read your mind? It would automagically prioritize your action lists according to your context, time available, energy level, and what most has your attention in that moment.

Your Browser is a Productivity Tool
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Your Browser is a Productivity Tool

From the Business Center at PC World, GTD is listed as a browser-compatible productivity system.

You don't need a Projects list? Then throw away your calendar.
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You don't need a Projects list? Then throw away your calendar.

If you think that a Projects list is unnecessary, then throw away your calendar and trust life will just let you know what you should be doing, in the moment.

A GTD Experiment
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A GTD Experiment

In a guest post on the Workshifting blog, read tips from Mike Williams, CEO for the David Allen Company (and vetted GTD coach!) on some simple ways to apply GTD. His post also includes an experiment for making your next meeting more effective.

Tips for your filing system from David Allen
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Tips for your filing system from David Allen

Here are tips from David Allen for setting up your paper filing system.

Changing Your Organization’s Culture
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Changing Your Organization’s Culture

The microcosm of how people deal with their in-baskets, e-mail, and conversations with others will be reflected in the macro-reality of their culture and organization.

David Allen's workspace, clearly labeled
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David Allen's workspace, clearly labeled

This is a photo of David Allen’s workspace. You’ll notice that he has helpfully labeled many of the items in the photo.

Your Brain on GTD
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Your Brain on GTD

Clearly defining your successful outcome helps your brain start finding ways to achieve that outcome.