Sustaining Flow with GTD

Published on April 15, 2014 by in Blog

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Have you ever gotten lost in the enjoyment of a task? Chances are it was something you were able to do well, but that also challenged you on some level. This lovely feeling, of being both competent and stretched at the same time, is something I crave, and have sought after both professionally and creatively […]

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For reasons way too complicated to get into here, it seems that as a society we have an obsession with the undead – you only have to look at the number of vampire and zombie movies to see that. Personally, I’m more of a zombie guy than a vampire guy. Although I really quite like […]

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I was working with a client a few weeks ago in a one-on-one coaching session. He works in a creative industry, and has had a very successful career. He brought us in to help him get back in control of his work world, which seemed likely to overwhelm him.  Given his past successes, the phone […]

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White-Hot Leadership

Published on March 4, 2014 by in Blog

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Pretty much since I’ve been in business, there has been a discussion about leading versus managing. Recently I got to wondering: what, really, is the difference between a “manager” and a “leader”? Great leaders need to manage, at least a bit, and great managers need to lead some of the time. Management has been described […]

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The Nitty-Gritty – Clearing Out Your Inbox

Published on February 18, 2014 by in Blog

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One of our biggest fans complained a few weeks back. After years of positive feedback about these blogs, he took the time to let us know that he was not satisfied with one of them as he did not feel it was specific enough about what he should actually do as a result of reading […]

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What’s the German for “Next Action”?

Published on February 7, 2014 by in Blog, News

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  We’re celebrating the expansion of the Next Action Group with the founding of Next Action Partners GmbH in Germany. We’ve reached a major milestone in the growth of GTD® in Europe, with the founding of our new business in Germany, Next Action Partners GmbH. Among the people helping us celebrate at our launch party will […]

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If you are not regularly surprised by new input in your life and work, it may well be that you’ve sunk into a rut. Still, you may find surprises derailing –especially if you are working at capacity, unclear about your goals, or unwilling to compromise to account for change. We learn the “three R’s” in […]

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How Fast Can You Go?

Published on January 21, 2014 by in Blog

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When I was a kid, I lived on my bicycle. Not literally of course, as that would have made bathing and sleeping impractical, but hardly a day went by when I wasn’t in the saddle at some point. Now there weren’t many hills where I grew up, but the highest one was famous among us […]

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Give Yourself A Game You Can Win

Published on January 14, 2014 by in Blog

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  Let’s say you head off one weekend to watch a game of football with a close friend (for those of you who are from where I’m from, this game is known as soccer, and is played by normal sized humans, not refrigerators with legs and acres of ballistic padding). But this game is a […]

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When I was a teenager growing up in the Midwest of the United States, my father put up a poster on the wall in his study. There’s an image of a lone runner on a rural road. The road is deserted except for the runner. We see him from behind, so that we share his […]

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