Sad News This Morning… Randy Pausch has Passed Away.

Randy Pausch was a computer science professor at Carnegie-Mellon University whose “last lecture” brought him to international prominence for his courage, his compassion and his humanity while facing a terminal illness.  If you haven’t seen his now famous lecture it is well worth the hour you’ll invest.  There are lessons there for all of us …

David Allen Speaking on Voice America Leadership Development News

David recently spoke with Dr. Relly Nadler on Voice America Leadership Development News.  Here’s a link to the streaming version of this very interesting show that includes a wide ranging discussion on GTD with David answering many questions on how to become more organized and productive. If you’d prefer to download the show so that …

David Allen Blogging at Business Week: first post "Mislabeling Time Management"

David Allen, the man who created the GTD paradigm and changed millions of lives as a result is offering up another helping of his incredible insight into personal productivity.  This time by way of some articles he’s writing for one of the country’s most popular business publications, Business Week. Definitely worth a read and probably …

How we Successfully Implemented GTD across our Company thereby Increasing Productivity & Making Work Fun.

Editor’s Note:  This is the first in what I expect will be a series of posts from  Arif and Ali of Vakil Housing – which to our knowledge is the first company in India to implement GTD across their entire workforce. Story by Arif Vakil How I first came across GTD It was more than …

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 …

Eric Mack to Launch eProductivity: your chance to get a preview in this post

One of our most prolific contributors, Eric Mack, has been hard at work developing a tool that has been called the ultimate GTD application for Lotus Notes.  Now, after months of beta testing with select companies, Eric is about ready to release the application to the public.  However, before he did this he wanted to …

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. …

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 …