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 […]

Getting Nothing Done with Fire and Water

Several of us recently got together at David Allen’s house for a casual get-together. For some of us, me at least, it was the first time to see David since he surfaced from writing his soon-to-be-bestseller GTD book #3, Making it All Work David’s been submerged in the details of the book writing for some […]

The GTD Breakfast Club

With the recent posts on GTD for Kids and GTD for Families, I thought I would share this one… Last year, my daughter, Wendy, recently made a post in the GTD Connect forum about how our family is learning about GTD at the breakfast table. [If you’re a GTD Connect subscriber, you can read the […]

The Long Awaited Follow-Up to "Getting Things Done"

From the author of the bestseller “Getting Things Done”, comes a new book that will change your life. “Getting Things Done” hit a nerve and spawned a movement with businesses, students, and techies all the way from Silicon Valley to Europe and Asia. Now, David Allen leads the world on a new path to achieve […]

A procrastination test

“I love deadlines…especially the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by” -Douglas Adams From time to time virtually all of us put off until tomorrow what we should have done yesterday. Most of the time we do this knowing full well that we ought to get busy getting whatever needs doing, done. What’s […]

Video Sunday: David Allen at Google

Here’s David Allen at Google presenting GTD and the two keys to sustaining a healthy life and work style. This is a fantastic video and is absolutely worth the 45 minutes or so to watch it through. If you haven’t seen this before you’re in for a great learning experience, if you have, it’s worth […]

GTD at Home

By Michael Sliwinski – Community Contributor “Don’t try this at home” (MTV – Music Television) As I mentioned in my last article, being at the GTD seminar and listening to David Allen inspired me to try out different approaches to GTD. I decided to actually try GTD at home. I had a pleasure of talking […]

Meet GTDtimes Newest Contributor, Eric Mack.

Many of you probably already know the name Eric Mack. He’s a long standing and highly respected member of the GTD community and he’s been authoring multiple blogs related to productivity and Getting Things Done for some time: : EricMackOnline and NotesOnProductivity .  For the past 15 years, Eric has served David Allen in a […]

5 Things GTD Won’t Fix

By Scott Allen – Community Contributor I read with interest Matthew Cornell’s piece on 10 GTD “holes” (and how to plug them). I was particularly interested in the section on simplified GTD, as that’s something I’ve practiced myself. I also empathized with many of the other points he made regarding implementation challenges. And I do […]

Are You Micro Managing Your Mind?

ARE YOU MICRO-MANAGING YOUR MIND? One of the greatest traps in growing a business is also a pitfall for self management: if you don’t trust your system, you can’t let go of operational details and you’ll limit your ability to create at a bigger level. Many successful entrepreneurs I have worked with over the years […]