Many of you know that I am a huge fan of David Allen an his book “Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress Free Productivity”. I did a little hunting and found some free downloads from his web page that I thought you might find useful. I especially like the “Workflow Chart”, which is basically the method for processing your “collection buckets” such as your email inbox, your voicemail, your notes from a meeting, etc.
I also created a few documents myself which may be helpful in implementing the GTD system. I don’t recommend trying to make use of these tools unless you have first read his book ….
I like David’s model for the six levels of reviewing your life and work:
50,000+ feet: Life
40,000 feet: Three to five year visions
30,000 feet: One to two year goals
20,000 feet: Areas of responsibility
10,000 feet: Current projects
Runway: Current actions
These levels should all be aligned from the top down. Most people don’t review the upper levels often enough to keep everything aligned.