Task Management Tech and Methods
The Mac Power Users run down a very thorough list of task management systems in this podcast, and mention some of their tips and tricks for checking off those tasks. This is lengthy, an hour and forty minutes, but if you’re looking for a system that will work for you and support your GTD practice, this is […]
Part 3: Psychology of GTD
This series from the Workologist explains various connections between GTD and psychology. Click here to read Part 3, which details the concept of flow. Missed Parts 1 and 2? Read Part 2 now! Read Part 1 now!
Part 2: Psychology of GTD
The second part of this series from the Workologist delving into why GTD works from a psychological perspective goes into the goal setting side of the GTD practice. Read Part 2 now! Missed Part 1? Read it here!
Part 1: Psychology of GTD
The Workologist blog focuses on various topics surrounding the study of work and improving the “how and why” of work. In a multi-part study, the workologist goes into aspects of psychology and its connection with GTD and why this practice works from the scientific perspective. Click here to read Part 1 of the series.
New OmniFocus 2 Setup Guide
We have just released a new best-practices guide for implementing GTD with OmniFocus 2. Updated for the version 2 release of OmniFocus, this guide will show you how to: • Understand the fundamental GTD best practices • Optimally configure OmniFocus in the way we have found works best for GTD • Configure and populate your […]
Why Relying On Digital Reminders Doesn’t Work
The All Tech Considered blog from NPR covers the use of digital alarms and reminders in this article, quoting our own David Allen, who said, “I think those only work if there’s a dire consequence of not doing what the behavior is. If it’s yoga at 4 a.m. – good luck.” At GTD, we love digital organizational […]
The Entrepreneurs Library Podcast Interviews David Allen
For their podcast, The Entrepreneurs Library interviewed David Allen to provide “A Look Inside Getting Things Done.” Whether you’re new to GTD or a long-time practitioner, this podcast offers some great insights! Click here to listen to the interview!
How to Start Your Day with Mise-en-Place
The Harvard Business Review explains the chef’s ritual of mise-en-place and how to apply this to starting your workday. Most of us have it wrong starting with email or voicemail. Read the full article for this great and easy productivity guideline – and David Allen gets a shout out as well!
Don’t Plan Your Life – Live It!
Brainpickings.org posted this wonderful video, below, of Daniel Pink’s Commencement Address, which he gave to the Northwestern University Weinberg College graduating class of 2014. As a GTD Influencer, Daniel’s message in this speech, to do less planning and more living, goes hand-in-hand with what we’re all about at GTD. We practice GTD so that we can […]
Lifehacker’s GTD Primer
Lifehacker put together this helpful introduction to Getting Things Done, which reiterates just how simple GTD can be! It gives an overview of what GTD is, followed by an introduction to the Five Steps, and then some tips on how to get started and find the system that works for you! Throughout, you can link […]
Productivity Article: “The Cost of Continuously Checking Email”
Sure, getting our email inbox to zero is a great feeling, but this article, “The Cost of Continuously Checking Email” by the Harvard Business Review reminds us that trying to constantly do this is detrimental (in more ways than you might imagine!) Meanwhile, if you have yet to experience that feeling of getting your email under […]
David Allen and GTD in the Book “Reinventing Organizations”
The new book by Frederic Laloux, Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness gives David Allen and GTD credit for inspiring, and pioneering, new approaches to managing organizations. We highly recommend the book, and below are the snippets we’re talking about as a teaser for a terrific read! We’re […]
The Legacy Project Talks with David Allen
The Legacy Project expresses their purpose as “an initiative that hopes to inspire you through providing you with unlimited access to extraordinary individuals, each of whom have achieved Greatness in their own, unique and varying form.” David Allen is one such extraordinary individual. They ask a very unique series of questions – Click here to […]
Lifehacker’s Take on the Weekly Review
This article from Lifehacker offers a great overview of the Weekly Review. Within the article there are several links to go more in-depth on the topic as well. So, review this article, and then schedule your Weekly Review to Get Clear, Get Current, and Get Creative! Click here to read the full article!
David Allen’s Food For Thought – July 2014
How much planning and organizing do you really need to do? How much is enough? How much is too much? Well, is your head empty? Then you’ve done enough. If something is still on your mind, you’ve got more to do. Most organizing and planning that people do is still lacking in the two critical […]
GTD Influencer Daniel Pink Named Pioneer of the New Economy
Earlier this year, Imperative and CSRwire unveiled The Purpose Economy 100 (PE100), a list of the top 100 pioneers shifting the economy to better serve people and the planet. Selected based on their innovative models, philosophies and inventions, these 100 catalysts span a wide array of industries and geographies, all united by a common purpose. […]
Catch CEO Mike Williams Talking Productivity on July 23 (Free!)
The round table has already happened but you can listen to the play back by going clicking here. Join our David Allen Company CEO, Mike Williams; Time Management Ninja blogger, Craig Jarrow; and Productivity501′s Mark Shead for this FREE online roundtable, moderated by personal branding expert, Dan Schawbel. They’ll discuss how you can increase your […]
Tonight! David Allen on Sirius XM “Work and Life”
At 7 PM Eastern tonight, Tuesday July 8, David Allen will be the featured guest on Work and Life, Stew Friedman’s radio show on SiriusXM channel 111, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School. If you’re not a current SiriusXM subscriber you can download a free 30-day trial! Broadcasting live from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Work and Life provides information […]
Famous Resolution Lists from Brainpickings.org
July 1, mid-way through the year, is a perfect time to revisit those…ahem…New Year’s Resolutions. Or, we think it might be better to visit some historical resolutions of a few famous people, curated by Maria Popova of Brainpickings.org. This compilation of lists from Jonathan Swift, Susan Sontag, Marilyn Monroe and Woody Guthrie is a fascinating read! […]
GTD featured in BBC’s “Wise Up” Column
We already heard our David Allen and the BBC’s David G. Allan talk at SXSW (if you didn’t, click here to check it out!) And now, Mr. Allan has covered GTD in his new BBC Capital column, “Wise Up.” He started practicing GTD in February, and says in his article, “‘Getting things done as an […]
Getting Things Done is One of Fast Company’s “Beach Reads”
This summer, Fast Company suggests getting some productivity reading in while you’re sunning on the beach. We agree that Getting Things Done is an excellent read while listening to waves lap the shore…the perfect accompaniment to really soak up David’s “Mind Like Water” analogy and reinforce that GTD is all about getting the fundamentals down so […]
GTD Partners with Lynda.com
We’re excited to announce the launch of a new GTD partnership with Lynda.com! Lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Watch the two videos below for excerpts of David Allen’s Lynda.com courses! This is a great way to check out […]
David Allen makes Inc’s Top 50
Inc. released a “Top 50″ list of Leadership and Management experts. The list was compiled based on many factors to determine the most globally popular leadership and management writers in the English language. David Allen is number 24! Read the article here.
Listen to GTD’s David Allen with BBC’s David Allan at SXSW
If you weren’t able to make it to Austin this year for South by Southwest (SXSW) then you missed this talk between our own David Allen and David Allan of the BBC. This is a highly worthwhile listen to remind us why we love GTD!