Archive for August, 2011

3 Questions to ask yourself when faced with saying yes or no

3 Questions to ask yourself when faced with saying yes or no

You’ll know if you have capacity to say yes because with GTD, you already have an inventory of your projects and actions, the things you’re already commited to.

Do you suffer from decision fatigue?

Do you suffer from decision fatigue?

John Tierney has written a fascinating piece, excerpted from a book David Allen is featured in called “Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength.” It’s coming out next month. These experiments demonstrated that there is a finite store of mental energy for exerting self-control. When people fended off the temptation to scarf down M&M’s or freshly […]

How do you manage projects and priorities?

How do you manage projects and priorities?

In the Managing Projects & Priorities seminar, you will learn the power of creative brainstorming; how to define your priorities through the Horizons of Focus® Model; the advantages of using the Natural Planning Model®; and how to effectively develop and move your projects to the next level.

How much time should be spent defining work?

How much time should be spent defining work?

Question: In your book, you talk about the 3 kinds of work: 1/ Pre-determined work 2/ Doing work as it shows up 3/ Defining your work What percentage of a person’s time should be dedicated to defining work? David Allen: No rules here.  “Defining work” usually takes about 30 seconds per input (email, notes, paper, […]

How do I become a GTD certified trainer?

How do I become a GTD certified trainer?

Are you an experienced in-house corporate trainer interested in learning how to provide the GTD methodology within your organization? The GTD® Essentials Trainer Certification Program provides the education to get you certified to do just that.

Should we strive for work/life balance?

Should we strive for work/life balance?

Q: You talk about attaining balance in whatever you’re most positively engaged in, rather than trying to juggle life vs. work. Could you elaborate, and why is this effective? David Allen: When you’re most productively engaged with whatever you’re doing, you won’t be concerned about balance, other projects, other things. You’ll simply be “on.” Time […]

How to get things done in America

How to get things done in America

TechCrunch TV’s Andrew Keen interviewed David Allen. This segment is on how to get things done in American government.

Freedom of Completion webinar

Freedom of Completion webinar

Join David Allen and Marian Bateman for a unique webinar practical examples and creative questioning for you to look at where you can gain greater freedom. When: Thursday, August 25, 11am-12pm Pacific Time Who: Hosted by GTD Connect–the online learning center for the David Allen Company How: Login to gtdconnect.com to pre-register. Free for all […]

What to do when your co-workers don't do GTD

What to do when your co-workers don't do GTD

Q: I am part of a team with five teammates who are not using GTD. How do I handle the frustration within the lines of communication and organization/productivity? How do I handle people who don’t do this method? David Allen: The more anyone around you is out of control, the more you need the GTD […]

Looking back over a year of doing GTD

Looking back over a year of doing GTD

A Community Contribution from Björn Ljunggren, a GTD Connect member from Sweden. He shared this in our members-only Forums and we thought it was such a great story that he gave us permission to share it with our GTD Times readers. My little GTD baby is celebrating its first birthday and it is time to […]