Action Method

Action Method Principles

1.Capture Action Steps, Relentlessly

During a brainstorm, meeting, or on the run, ideas arrive in a flurry of other activity and can be lost unless they are captured and transformed into action steps. Action steps point to tasks to be completed. Each action step should start with a verb (ie.: follow up with x, review y, meet with z).
Turn Ideas into Action Steps

2. Tend to Your Backburner

Keep a “backburner” to catch ideas that may someday require actions, or just to clear your mind of the little and non-urgent things. Preserve your creative energy and focus on action steps!
Keep Non-Urgent Ideas in Backburner

3. File Reference Items, Sparingly

Keep only the notes, articles and sketches, that you need. Avoid clutter.

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