The GTD Horizons of Focus® for determining your priorities

Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

The GTD Horizons of Focus® for determining your priorities

How work is defined David Allen defines “work” from at least six different horizons, corresponding to different altitudes of perspective.                     The GTD Horizons of Focus HORIZON 5: Purpose and Principles HORIZON 4: Vision HORIZON 3: Goals and Objectives HORIZON 2: Areas of Focus and Accountability […]

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How do I get other people to do GTD?

Date: Monday, November 26, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

How do I get other people to do GTD?

Question: How do I get other people to do GTD? David Allen’s answer: Getting other people to do GTD is really about: How do we effectively communicate? How do we not have to have ambiguous non-decisions made about stuff? So, if nothing else, make sure you have your own GTD system in practice and let […]

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The Strategic Value of Clear Space

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

The Strategic Value of Clear Space

Are neat people more productive? How easily you can make a mess is how truly productive you can be. Maximum freedom to generate and play around in creative chaos is the optimal condition for constructive thinking and work. This is true on a project, in the kitchen, in your office, and at your writing table—anywhere […]

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Episode #45: Dealing with Competing Priorities

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

Episode #45: Dealing with Competing Priorities

Do you ever struggle with managing competing priorities and don’t know how you’ll get it all done?  Join David Allen for a conversation that’s packed with practical GTD coaching advice on how to deal with competing priorities–from getting a higher perspective on your life and work, down to trusting your moment-to-moment action choices.   Listen […]

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David Drake’s GTD Story

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David Drake’s GTD Story

Tell us a little about yourself: My name is David Drake, MS, PhD. I am a professor of microbiology & infectious diseases. I am in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa. How did you hear about GTD? When I became an Assistant Professor many years ago, I realized that […]

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When did email become my job?

Date: Friday, November 02, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

When did email become my job?

Question: At what point did answering e-mail become my job? David Allen: Well, at what point did answering anything—your mail, having conversations in your hallway—become your job? It’s all your job. You just have to decide what your work is. As the late, great Peter Drucker said, that’s your biggest job, to define what your […]

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What should you do?

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

What should you do?

What should you do?  With many choices you are given moment-to-moment, what should you do? There are five steps in the Mastering Workflow model of GTD®: Capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage. So which step is most important? How do you decide whether to collect stuff, process an inbox, organize your work, reflect on all […]

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The 2019 GTD® Organizer is now available

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The 2019 GTD® Organizer is now available

What is the GTD Organizer? The 2019 GTD Organizer is an elegant, functional, and complete system, built on the GTD principles. We created it to give people a way to get people up and running with a tool that is completely aligned with GTD. How to Use It The GTD Organizer comes as an editable […]

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Getting things off your mind

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

Getting things off your mind

Even very important things can be on cruise control and not on your mind. If your attention is being grabbed, then there’s almost an inverse relationship there. The degree to which your attention is being grabbed is the degree to which you are not free to place your attention where and how you want to. […]

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Aliman’s GTD Story

Date: Monday, October 22, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

Aliman’s GTD Story

Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Aliman Sears from the Island of Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii (Kailua side). My primary work is chief operating officer and co-founder of a nonprofit psychiatric social work agency. I am also adjunct professor of philosophy at Chaminade University, Honolulu.   How did you hear about GTD? In 2016 during […]

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Getting to inbox zero

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

Getting to inbox zero

Question: According to David Allen, we should get clear daily. Does this mean daily inbox zero for email? I feel like if I got to inbox zero daily, especially with email, that’s all I would do.                   Coach Kelly Forrister: Great question. It’s really a balance of […]

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Where should I start with GTD?

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

Where should I start with GTD?

People worldwide are discovering the Getting Things Done® methodology; and often I’m asked, “Where should I start with GTD?!” They have either read the book, been to a course, heard about it on a podcast or from a friend; and they have sufficient inspiration or at least curiosity to test it out. But because there […]

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