10 Reasons GTD is Like Karate

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

For years I have woven the martial arts metaphor in and through my writing, training and coaching about the Getting Things Done® methodology. I had the good fortune to be able to study karate for several years in my twenties, and my familiarity with that field gave me a rich context of images and concepts […]

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Episode #50: David Allen Talks with Brian Robertson

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

Episode #50: David Allen Talks with Brian Robertson

This is a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation between David Allen and Brian Robertson. They discuss how we as humans relate to our own attention, and how the increasing complexity of our work environment has necessitated that we get stuff off our minds. They point out multiple common threads between Getting Things Done for individuals and Holacracy® […]

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GTD and Asana Setup Guide

Date: Thursday, May 09, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

GTD and Asana Setup Guide

It’s here! We’re happy to announce our new best-practices guide for implementing GTD® with Asana®. This Guide will show you how to: – Understand the fundamental GTD best practices – Optimally configure Asana in the way we have found works best for GTD – Integrate your actionable email – Create project and next actions lists […]

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Building a Productivity Jungle

Date: Monday, May 06, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

Building a Productivity Jungle

The GTD® Summit kicks off in just seven weeks! We are in the midst of finalizing our program and I am excited to announce that Emily Gregory of VitalSmarts will be joining our incredible lineup. She’s going to be sharing insights on effectively managing 10,000+ people. As well as our stage content, we have been working […]

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Steve Holden’s GTD Story

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Steve Holden’s GTD Story

Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Steve Holden, and I currently live in Southern California near San Diego. I originally grew up in Northern California near Sacramento. I came down to San Diego to go to San Diego State University (SDSU) to study computer science, and fell in love with San Diego. […]

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Technology and Productivity

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

Technology and Productivity

How does technology affect your productivity? Despite my thirty-five years of consulting, coaching, and training in hundreds of organizations, I don’t have an easy answer to that question. The digital tools we need and like require more intensive labor than they should. It would be great to have a digital dashboard that integrated all apps, […]

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Episode #49: David Allen Talks with Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

Episode #49: David Allen Talks with Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez

Join David Allen for an intriguing discussion about leadership and the architecture of story, with Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez. They came to fame when they created the presentations that Al Gore used in speeches for several years before An Inconvenient Truth won the Academy Award for best documentary. Their book is Illuminate, “a road-map […]

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Make it up and make it happen

Date: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

Make it up and make it happen

There are only two problems in life. Isn’t that nice to know? You only have two things you ever need to be concerned about. Not only are there only two problems—they are really quite simple. Ready? Problem #1: You know what you want, and you don’t know how to get it. Problem #2: You don’t […]

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Closing the Loops on Meeting Notes

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

Closing the Loops on Meeting Notes

I’m often asked about the best practices for taking meeting notes, including how to process them after the meeting. Here are some tips and suggestions that I hope will be useful to you. Capturing ideas, relevant information, etc. during meetings is important so that you don’t have to rely on your brain to remind you […]

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Completing and Creating

Date: Friday, March 15, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

Completing and Creating

Seems that we’re here on the planet to learn about and do two things—complete and create. We are responsible for what we have put into motion on all levels, and we must manage the process of what we are putting into motion every moment. I work with people and organizations about both aspects. Complete means […]

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New GTD & Google Apps Setup Guide

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

New GTD & Google Apps Setup Guide

We’ve updated our GTD® & Google® Apps for Desktop Setup Guide to work with the latest versions of Google Tasks™, Google Keep™, Gmail™, and more. If you passed over Google Tasks in the past because of its limited functionality, the new version is much more user-friendly and functional.  Download or see a sample.   This […]

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Episode #48: Installing GTD in an Organization

Date: Monday, March 11, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

Episode #48: Installing GTD in an Organization

Jason Atwood has built Getting Things Done into his company from the start. Listen as he shares with David Allen about starting Arkus, a Salesforce consulting firm, well after his own GTD practice was on a solid foundation. Beyond encouraging his employees to adopt GTD, he provides them with ongoing tools and support. During the […]

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