Posts Tagged ‘Tips and Tricks’

Marching orders, or at least a wise recommendation
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Marching orders, or at least a wise recommendation

Have fun in your command. Don’t always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you’ve earned it, spend time with your families.

Email, calendar, & tasks in Outlook – the GTD way
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Email, calendar, & tasks in Outlook – the GTD way

If you need to get on top of your Microsoft Outlook® email, calendar, and tasks by implementing GTD, this is the webinar for you. You’ll learn the best recommendations for building a GTD system in Outlook to seamlessly handle your work and personal commitments.

Advice from Steve Jobs on productive meetings
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Advice from Steve Jobs on productive meetings

Every company wants to maximize productivity and cut down on unnecessary meetings. But they don’t always know how to go about making meetings more effective.

Free David Allen webinar: Stress-Free Productivity on the Road
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Free David Allen webinar: Stress-Free Productivity on the Road

David Allen, the consummate road warrior, will present a free one-hour webinar on how he stays productive while traveling.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

David Allen: What I Read
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David Allen: What I Read

The Atlantic’s Media Diet series asks well-known people how they deal with what seems like an overwheleming amount of stuff to read. Here’s how David Allen responded when asked what he reads.

David Allen says Technology Solves Problems, Frustrates
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David Allen says Technology Solves Problems, Frustrates

David Allen talks with Bloomberg about technology and email protocols, and the frustrations people are dealing with around email and some ways to deal with it.

Where do you store reference files?
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Where do you store reference files?

Where is the majority of your Reference stored these days? In GTD terms, your Reference is your “non-actionable” materials.

Webinars on Keys to GTD, and GTD & Outlook
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Webinars on Keys to GTD, and GTD & Outlook

No matter your level of GTD expertise, these interactive and concise 90-minute webinars will deepen your mastery of the GTD best practices.

How do you get people to do what they said they would do?
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How do you get people to do what they said they would do?

The main problem most people have with delegation is the lack of regular review, enough so that you will light a fire or check status early enough to be able to deal with the other person optimally.

Questions for completing and beginning the year
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Questions for completing and beginning the year

What have you actually finished, completed, and accomplished? If you haven’t made a list in the last year, I would highly recommend that you give yourself a treat and review the year that just passed and look forward to the year ahead.

Cool GTD tip for tracking Waiting For items in Outlook
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Cool GTD tip for tracking Waiting For items in Outlook

Many people have found this tip we share in our GTD & Outlook 2010 Guide to be super helpful for corralling the myriad of emails that need to be tracked as a “Waiting For.” You simply need to create a rule in Outlook to copy delegated items to an @Waiting For Support folder (create that […]

Year End Review of the GTD Best Practices Series
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Year End Review of the GTD Best Practices Series

A great way to kick off the New Year is with a review of GTD’s five phases of Mastering Workflow: Collect Process Organize Review Do For each area, ask yourself: What’s working well for me in this area now? What would I like to improve upon in the coming year in each of these areas? […]

David Allen’s advice on making GTD simpler to adopt
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David Allen’s advice on making GTD simpler to adopt

David Allen’s advice on making GTD simpler to adopt