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.
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.”