Archives: July 2008

You're not the only one trying to find time to think

Posted by: Jena McGregor on July 31, Categories:

I couldn't help but post this snippet of conversation between presidential candidate Barack Obama and Tory leader David Cameran at the Houses of Parliament. The New York Times ran the...

Now, it's Your Turn

Posted by: Jena McGregor on July 28, Categories:

A month of helpful posts from our guest bloggers, Linda Stone, Julie Morgenstern, and David Allen have generated some great ideas for staying organized, becoming more productive, and managing our...

Continuous Partial Attention -- Not the Same as Multi-Tasking

Posted by: Linda Stone on July 24, Categories:

People often say we’re multi-tasking ourselves to death. But is that really what we’re doing? I think not. I call what we’re doing today continuous partial attention, or "CPA" for...

Reflection Points can be Inflection Points

Posted by: Linda Stone on July 24, Categories:

Over a year ago, I spoke to a group of senior executives at a Fortune 100 company. People had traveled from all over the world to attend the meeting, which...

Cool Tech -- A Cautionary Tale

Posted by: David Allen on July 24, Categories:

I was just talking with a friend who was boasting about all the nifty features of his new iPhone, especially all the capabilities it now has to collect data...

To Get Things Done, Pretend You're Going on Vacation Next Week

Posted by: David Allen on July 14, Categories:

In my experience most people feel the best about their job in the few days before they take a major holiday. I’m sure they attribute that good feeling to...

Work-Life Balance: A New Definition

Posted by: Julie Morgenstern on July 11, Categories:

It’s clear that the phrase "Work-Life Balance" puts many people off. Impossible! A pipe dream! A dated concept! But I don’t think so. The issue isn’t the term—it’s our definition...

How Do You Keep Track of Your To-Do List?

Posted by: Julie Morgenstern on July 10, Categories:

I spent a couple of days last week onsite at a client’s headquarters, seeing individual managers for back-to-back, one-on-one time management sessions. Highly accomplished global executives, almost every one...

Time Management, in Perspective

Posted by: Jena McGregor on July 09, Categories:

Many of you may be familiar with Randy Pausch's now famous video and book, The Last Lecture. A lesser known but still widely viewed video is Pausch's lecture on time...

When Distraction is Good

Posted by: Linda Stone on July 08, Categories:

Distraction is not all bad--but it's getting a bad name. This last month, I've been heads down on a few projects. I noticed something I hadn't been very conscious of...

The Master of Getting Things Done

Posted by: Jena McGregor on July 06, Categories:

A quick introduction to David Allen for folks who don't know him. This widely followed author and consultant on Getting Things Done (often known as GTD) has begun blogging...

A Mislabeled Problem

Posted by: David Allen on July 03, Categories:

“Too much stuff to deal with” is the typical presenting issue declared by most professionals who lament their stress and fatigue. That’s an inappropriate diagnosis, though, and one that...

Quiet Time at Intel

Posted by: Linda Stone on July 03, Categories:

Nathan Zeldes, an Intel engineer, has devoted his time and attention to taming the email beast at Intel. This past year, Nathan ran two pilots. Three hundred engineers, at two...

Get Some P.E.P. This 4th of July Weekend

Posted by: Julie Morgenstern on July 02, Categories:

I just came from lunch with a client who I worked with last year to help her break her pattern of workaholism. A diligent, conscientious, talented executive, she regularly put...

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Julie Morgenstern, Linda Stone, and David Allen Productivity guru Julie Morgenstern teaches us how to get organized, save time, and reclaim our sanity. Linda Stone, a former Apple and Microsoft executive and frequent speaker and consultant, helps us learn to manage our attention. And David Allen, the widely followed author of the popular book Getting Things Done, helps us accomplish things more efficiently.

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