Posts Tagged ‘David Allen’

Episode #29 – David Allen GTD® Keynote in Milan – Part One
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Episode #29 – David Allen GTD® Keynote in Milan – Part One

In this first installment of a two-part episode, David Allen shares an in-depth, sweeping overview of GTD® to an audience in Milan, Italy.  Learn best practices, as well as what you can expect to have happen in your life once you start applying them. Listen Now Subscribe or Download iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music […]

Why things don’t get done
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Why things don’t get done

In the work I do, I often see a dark side to organizations and relationships that have collaboration and being nice as values. It can easily become a smokescreen behind which people avoid accountability and clarity. I have noticed a tendency for people to spend a lot of time in high-energy meetings and discussions, and […]

The best time to do a GTD Weekly Review
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The best time to do a GTD Weekly Review

The strength of GTD awareness and ability is knowing that the best time to do a GTD Weekly Review is when you least feel like doing it. The strange force that seems to make these simple but powerful habits so challenging is that we think we need to have the result of the behavior, before […]

Dealing with surprises elegantly and objectively
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Dealing with surprises elegantly and objectively

Surprises happen when you least expect them. But it is much easier to deal with them – accept, integrate, and refocus – when your backlog is minimal. The GTD Weekly Review ensures that you never get too far behind. When new opportunities and challenges appear, they can be dealt with more objectively and elegantly, knowing […]

There are no problems…
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There are no problems…

                                   

David Allen named one of the world’s most popular motivational speakers and personalities
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David Allen named one of the world’s most popular motivational speakers and personalities

David Allen was featured by CNN as one of the world’s most popular motivational speakers and personalities, along with Oprah, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, and more.                            

When you truly know what you should be doing
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When you truly know what you should be doing

                                 

Think! At least once a week…
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Think! At least once a week…

I followed up with an executive client recently whose biggest issue was that his GTD Weekly Review, when he “really did it right,” took sometimes 3–4 hours. He wondered if he was doing something wrong. I asked if it was worthwhile doing the review, and he admitted that it was critical to stay on top, but […]

What's your standard for email?
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What's your standard for email?

I assert that it’s actually less effort to maintain your email inbox at zero than to maintain it at 300 or 3,000. Will it take effort? Of course. But there is gold to be mined there with a trusted practice that will have ripple effects across your workflow and motivation.

What are the first steps to take for an immediate change?
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What are the first steps to take for an immediate change?

Get a notepad and inbox, capture everything that has your attention. Decide the next actions on each and all of them. Review that total inventory, keeping it current, at least weekly.

Ten Ways To Get More Done At Work
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Ten Ways To Get More Done At Work

Real productivity is much more than organizing and time management tips. It’s about freeing up time for deeper, creative thinking.

How to clear your inbox, make decisions and generally get things done
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How to clear your inbox, make decisions and generally get things done

People must ask: What does this mean? Is this actionable or not? What is the outcome that I am committed to?

2 ingredients for making it all work
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2 ingredients for making it all work

Where do you stand, today, on the matrix of self-management? In less than two minutes, GTD-Q will give you a visual representation of where you fit in terms of the two critical elements of self management—control and perspective.

Advice from Steve Jobs on productive meetings
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Advice from Steve Jobs on productive meetings

Every company wants to maximize productivity and cut down on unnecessary meetings. But they don’t always know how to go about making meetings more effective.

How to start getting organized
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How to start getting organized

How to get organized? First step is to capture into a simple ‘bucket” all of those things that are not on cruise control – anything that has your attention. Write it all down.

Free David Allen webinar: Stress-Free Productivity on the Road
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Free David Allen webinar: Stress-Free Productivity on the Road

David Allen, the consummate road warrior, will present a free one-hour webinar on how he stays productive while traveling.

Which is more stressful: email or no email?
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Which is more stressful: email or no email?

With the GTD approach to getting email under control, you can stay connected, or take a vacation away from email, and trust that your decision is healthy.

David Allen defines "Mind like water"
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David Allen defines "Mind like water"

Mind Like Water: A mental and emotional state in which your head is clear, able to create and respond freely, unencumbered with distractions and split focus.

Why ABC Priority Codes Don't Work
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Why ABC Priority Codes Don't Work

Before you spend another minute creating yet another list with ABC, 123, or high-medium-low codes as a way to define your priorities, read my essay this month. You may discover there’s a more natural path for getting you what you need to get the right things done.

David Allen interviewed by "Small Business Big Marketing"
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David Allen interviewed by "Small Business Big Marketing"

“Small Business Big Marketing” recorded this informative and entertaining podcast with David Allen.