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Apr 02

Task management tools I use

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Every Cubicle Warrior needs a task management system to know what tasks are out there for completion. Task management is all about understanding your inventory of work, your prioritization of work, and your ability to understand the impact of new work coming into your task management queue. Having an effective task management system also gives […]

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Feb 09

Book Review: Making It All Work

By Scot Herrick | Book Reviews

Those who consistently read this site know that I am a big fan of David Allen’s Getting Things Done method of organizing all of your work. “Work” in this instance means all of your work in your life, not just your employer’s work. I started practicing this method when I read David’s first book, Getting […]

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Apr 29

Getting to “Done”

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

It has become a lot harder to have that “accomplishment” feeling at work, hasn’t it? It used to be that we could do our tasks, finish our project or complete the sale and know we were “done.” Yet, in today’s working environment, we are never “done.” We just move on to the next iteration of […]

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Jan 04

David Allen: Getting Things Done

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

I’ve been committed to the “Getting Things Done” methodology to handle my work and life tasks. I’ve encouraged people to read the Getting Things Done: The art of stress free productivity book and sent them to a subscription service called GTD Connect which is a forum for like minded GTD’ers. David, however, recently presented the […]

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Jul 11

Enough Projects Already

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

One of the things I have been working on this week is moving my projects to MindManager with “next actions” being placed into my “Getting Things Done” tracking system, a software programs called GTD Tracks. I had my projects in GTD Tracks, but after using it for a bit, the projects were just disjointed — […]

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Jun 29

Work Productivity — A more rational view

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Yesterday, I did some pretty hard swings at the whole “always on, instant availability” culture we’ve created, symbolized by the ubiquitous Blackberry. But in true “law of attraction,” more rational thoughts came from the Getting Things done guru himself in an interview about productivity with CIO Insight. David Allen, creator of the Getting Things Done […]

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Jun 19

My Killer GTD Setup — Part III

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

This is the third and final installment of My Killer GTD Setup, inspired (with perfect timing) by the Getting Things Done Blog challenge to describe my killer GTD setup. I have not been happy with how my tools were working implementing the Getting Things Done methodology. The methodology is fine; the tools I selected weren’t […]

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