Productivity expert David Allen recently wrote, “Seldom have I seen someone use their calendar optimally. The tool is very much underutilized.” In this conversation with Dave Edwards, Allen offers ideas on how we can make better use of our calendars (plus a look at his calendar), and other time management tips.
“Every idea you have and everything you need to do should be written down.” That’s the subject of today’s LEADERSHIP PLUS.
In his book “Getting Things Done”, productivity guru David Allen discusses the benefits of putting everything that you are thinking about, or have to do, on lists. One of them is the “Someday Maybe List.” It is for things that you want to do in the future. In this conversation, Allen tells Dave Edwards how to keep it from becoming your ‘good intentions’ list.
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.