7
Nov

Afterburner...

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I have a dual relationship to GTD - I use it to keep my own world straight and I coach other people in implementing it too: I see it from both sides... Very often I find that things I picked up from David Allen's books or podcasts resonate with me straight away, but some things have to wait for me to rack up the appropriate experiences. Today the afterburner kicked in. Read more...

6
Nov

Back to basics...

When I was a child my school gave us road safety training by teaching us to repeatĀ "Look Right, Look Left, and if All's Clear, Cross the Road". They had to change that when they noticed that some children were standing on the edge of the road, reciting the "Look left, Look Right" mantra and then stepping out into traffic...

This came to mind because I recently coached someone who had had a short GTD training (not from me) focussed on Outlook workflow. When I sat down with him he had his folders already neatly set up and had considerably reduced his inbox, but the first thing I saw on his Next Action list was "Alice". Read more...