The discipline of bad breath

The discipline of bad breath

Mr Melnyk, my grade 2 teacher, was a lovely guy. As one of only two males and the only Ukrainian on the teaching staff at my primary school, he was a poster child for diversity well before his time, and a great athlete to boot. In theory, someone for little boys to...
Just when you think you can’t get any busier…

Just when you think you can’t get any busier…

Lee Chalmers is a Certified GTD Coach as well as a consultant, facilitator and personal coach who specialises in authenticity, sustainable and ethical leadership development. She has worked in the development business for seven years and has worked with business...
What GTD can’t do for you

What GTD can’t do for you

“There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labour of thinking” – Sir Joshua Reynolds Doing a bit of a spring clean this week, I came across a book I bought back in the early days of the web called “Don’t make me think”. It was written by...
On bookmarks and being

On bookmarks and being

“A truly good man does nothing, yet leaves nothing undone. A foolish man is always doing, yet much remains to be done.” – Lao Tse, from Tao Te Ching, Chapter 38, trans. Gia-fu Feng and Jane English I read a lot of books. To keep track of where I left...
NOT Getting Things Done

NOT Getting Things Done

In a recent seminar I clocked that one of the participants was not happy. He was trying to be, but his question betrayed considerable doubt: “Love the lists”, he said, “but I still don’t have any more time than I did before. When am I going to actually do the things...