In case you don’t know what GTD means, it’s the term from Dave Allen’s book and stands for Getting Things Done.
There are a bunch of web sites around to support this, in fact it’s become a cottage industry. New job, new roles and all that, I think I need a little help at the moment.
At random . . A summary of GTD. There are scores of these.
Here are a few links I’ve visited in the last week:
Comparison with “Seven Habits” – (Rosa Say, www.sayleadershipcoaching.com/ )
I have benefited from the Seven Habits over the years, but have faltered a bit with GTD, and it has not taken root in my practices or thinking. What has changed has been a Dave Allen podcast with Merlin of 43folders.com.
43folders is one of the premier GTD sites (it is a little Mac oriented)
This podcast detailed two observations:
- GTD can fail after 3-4 weeks (and Dave lists a few reasons)
- GTD often takes 2 years to really take hold. This I can cope with. I’m now back on the wagon.
Rosa Say’s Blog has some of her personal story A really interesting read.
So to from Will Simpson: www.willsimpson.org/taxonomy/gtd/
An interesting article on Stephen Covey with comments on the Franklin Covey merger (USA Today, 2004) www.usatoday.com/money/2004-11-08-covey-usat_x.htm
ASIDES. GTD TOOLS:
A diagnostic tool for those interested in GTD. Dave Seah has an interesting approach, a little analysis tool to look at time on task, with a neat flash app to support it. Read about it:
The Flash app: davidseah.com/tools/ett/alpha/
Paper Grid #1: www.lifehack.org/free-online-graph-grid-templates-pdf/
Paper implementation discussion: www.davidco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2100