Why We Like New Things; or why I have to try out every new GTD program.

This came in from one of our contributors, Dr. Lynn O’Connor. I’m one of those unfortunate people who loves trying out new software for my GTD system. So far, I’ve always gone back to the online, tried and true, Vitalist (www.vitalist.com ) for contexts/next action lists (projects too if needed).  But that hasn’t stopped me […]

eProductivity Equation: Coaching to get it right

Today, I’ll share the next part of my e-mail that answers the question: “How to ramp up quickly with GTD and Lotus Notes?”  We’ve touched on the productivity equation and we’ve looked at how methodology is the first component of the equation. We also explored the technology or tools that can be used to implement […]

Breaking News!!! Announcing the First Ever GTD Global Summit

GTDtimes is pleased to be the first site anywhere in the world to announce news of a major event in the world of GTD… For the first time anywhere  five hundred of the most intelligent, inspired and productive people on the planet will gather in San Francisco, California to learn, share, explore, inspire and most […]

The (wash)-IN basket to empty: doing laundry with kids the GTD way

David Allen starts the RoadMap seminar: “GTD is all about the lazy way of getting things done”. That got me thinking. Getting things done – that means everything done. Yes even the wash. Done. Getting the wash-IN basket to empty can be done in 2 minutes. Each stage in the process need not take longer – […]

eProductivity Equation: Mobility (for Notes & GTD)

Today, I’ll share the next part of my e-mail that answers the question:How to ramp up quickly with GTD and Lotus Notes? We’ve touched on the productivity equation and we’ve looked at how methodology is the first component of the equation. We also explored the technology or tools that can be used to implement GTD […]

eProductivity Equation: Technology (for Notes & GTD)

Today, I’ll share the next part of my e-mail that answers the question: “How to ramp up quickly with GTD and Lotus Notes?“ We’ve touched on the productivity equation and we’ve looked at how methodology is the first component of the equation. Now, we’ll look at the technology or tools that you use. Since you’ve […]

New Book from O'Reilly… Your Brain: the Missing Manual

Just came across this announcement from O’Reilly Media for a book I imagine will be of interest to quite a few GTDtimes readers: “Your Brain: the Missing Manual“. From O’Reilly’s dexcription of the book: Description Your Brain: The Missing Manual is a practical look at how to get the most out of your brain — […]

The habits of GTD

The GTD weekly review is a great habit. Almost everywhere I read about the importance and effects of regular reviews. In my everyday activities I notice the effects too –  amidst the chaos  of everyday life, the payoff of  committing myself to conducting regular reviews results in having the appropriate  response to whatever comes up. […]

eProductivity Equation: Methodology

Today, I’d like to talk about methodology as a key component in my productivity equation and specifically how it relates to ramping up quickly with GTD and Lotus Notes. Whether you are conscious of it or not, you have a methodology, a system, a habit for how you get your work done. Some methodologies, systems, […]

Expandable Intelligence: the Effort Effect and Learning How to be Organized

A Community Contribution by Lynn O’Connor, Ph.D. Research on intelligence is also finding psychological components to levels of performance. When children are taught that intelligence is fixed, heritable, and set for life, many of them back off and put little effort into academics. Only those who have already been labeled as “high IQ” are off […]

Is Corporate GTD Training Becoming a Global Best Practice?

Jim Rider, the VP of Brand Communications over at the David Allen Company just forwarded this interesting news to my attention. It seems that Vakil Housing is the first company in India to go through a company wide GTD training program. Not only that but several key individuals went a step further and obtained additional […]

eProductivity Equation: KWP = M x T x K

(This is the first installment in my series talking about how to ramp up quickly with GTD and Lotus Notes. This first post is actually not specific to Lotus Notes at all; it described my reference point for how I approach knowledgework.) I began my recent eProductivity Seminar by introducing my eProductivity equation for knowledge […]

Procrastination and Attachment

A Community Contribution by  Jennifer George My fellow procrastinators and I are well acquainted with the mental drama that goes on as we torture ourselves about that important task left undone. If we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that the thing we’re not doing signifies all sorts of icky emotions and unconscious ideas about ourselves […]

"How can I ramp up quickly with GTD Lotus Notes?"

Recently, an executive at a large global consulting firm with over 100K Lotus Notes users called me to ask for help getting up to speed with GTD and Notes. He told me that he was feeling overwhelmed at work with a growing number of projects and responsibilities and in his pursuit of a solution he […]

David Allen Interview, a Friday Evening Treat

I’ve got a special treat for you this evening.  David recently presented GTD to the Hewlett Packard Corporation.  Following his presentation he took the time to sit down with Ian Griffin , an executive speech writer for the company.  Ian is also the author of the Professionally Speaking blog and that’s where this great podcast […]

GTD Times – Kluge and GTD

Editor’s Note: We’ve had an incredible response to the request for contributor’s with a cognitive sciences background. Several notable individuals have very kinds offered to author posts that deal with questions of the brain that I believe are of great importance with respect to helping us understand why we do what we do, why GTD […]

Productivity Countdown

I usually do OK tracking individual actions and small and medium sized projects. These are items for which I can easily envision the completed state – I know what “done” will look like and I know I will mark these complete in a few days or weeks. Sometimes, however, I have projects where the completion […]