Lately I’ve read a lot of tips for making employees more productive. But what about ourselves? When we talk to our staff about increasing efficiency is it a matter of “Do what I say and not what I do?”
I recently heard David Allen talk about his GTD (Getting Things Done) system at the Infusioncon conference. I found his principle useful in theory, but not exactly my cup of tea. One of Allen’s points though is something we all can do to conquer the numerous tasks we are faced with—“write everything down.” He also suggests prioritizing your to-dos.
I used to have copious sticky notes plastered all around my office and on my computer. But now, as the CEO of a virtual business, I tend to do most of my work, not in my home office, but in a corner of the couch in the living room. Not a good place to pile up the sticky notes. So I'm constantly on the hunt for new solutions.
For those who prefer paper, I find the pads from Knock Knock and spiral-bound neon-colored index cards quite useful. I am still searching for a digital solution and would appreciate any suggestions.
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