We all try to remember too many things. As a result, we forget important items and get easily distracted. There is a way we can clear our minds for increased concentration.
I’ve developed a system to keep track of tasks that I’ve assigned to others so that deadlines are kept. It’s also a good way of keeping tabs on promises that people make to me.
Today on Leadership Plus, I interview David Allen about his journey developing GTD ( Getting Things Done ), his creative pursuits, and what he’s working on at present. Hopefully, in the future, we will get a chance to talk more about productivity, but I thought that this was a great introduction to the genius of one of the top productivity gurus of our time.
Dave Edwards was interviewed about how he stays productive for a segment on “GTD Connect”, the website which helps individuals be more productive using David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology.
Some managers complain that they get interrupted so much that they cannot get their own work done. They also say that one-on-one sessions can be a waste of time. But done well, those meetings will help you end many of the interruptions.
There are many reasons an administrative assistant could be a game-changer for you. Yes there is a cost, but perhaps you can’t afford to be without one unless you have a very tiny team.
Are your chronically late for appointments? It can negatively impact the way people perceive you and may not want to do business with you. Here are five simple steps so that you will never be late again.
Manage your calendar, or it will manage you. To begin, I suggest that you use your calendar correctly. Protect your calendar so that meeting requests can be prioritized.
“One of the greatest consumers of your time is processing your email. A research report showed that email is the second-most time-consuming activity next to ‘role-specific tasks.”
“Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights.”
Have you ever lost your to-do list and had to spend time recreating it? Or did you lose all the scraps of paper that you’ve kept your task list? There are programs that can help you not only keep track of your lists, but help you meet deadlines.
In order to decide what task to take on first, you need to have a list. Once you have a list, there are many ways in which you can prioritize your items.
Taking notes became an essential part of my personal and professional life. Unless I’m writing something down, I have a difficult time remembering important developments.
“Every idea you have and everything you need to do should be written down.”
“I have found that texting is counterproductive to my workplace efficiency.”
“I realized that I don’t need more inputs that provide easy access to me. That’s because easy access is also an easy distraction.”
How do you engage participants in an online meeting who are not paying attention?
How a little 3″ x 5″ card holds me accountable like a long list of tasks never would.