What's Your Desired Outcome?

A Contribution from Maurice Gavin, a former staff presenter and coach with David Allen Company At ‘that’ moment, you understand the power of getting it out of your head. Some might think that means merely writing it down, but it actually requires one to implement Peter Drucker’s thinking from the Effective Executive treatise (1969) that […]

Your Brain as a Success Coach for Getting Things Done

Question: When you identify important projects, do you clearly define the successful outcome? Do you clearly describe, either in the project title or description what success, even “wild success” will look like? If you are not doing this, you are missing out on perhaps the most powerful productivity tool available to help you accomplish your […]

How to feel Okay when You're Not Doing Something

When you start climbing up the GTD implementation ladder you begin collecting, processing and organizing every cool idea that you come across.   Pretty soon you have a huge list of projects together with an even more colossal list of next actions. It’s tempting to try and accomplish all of them; but what if you […]

What If…? and Why Not…?

A Contribution by former presenter and coach with the David Allen Company, Maurice Gavin “What if you really could achieve the dreams  you conceive for yourself and your corner of this world?” “What if you could overcome any obstacle set  before you in your life and in the lives of others at will and on  […]

Determining Priority GTD Style

By Michael Gorsline OmniFocus is a GTD inspired productivity application for Mac. When I visit the OmniFocus discussion boards, at fairly regular intervals someone will ask, “But why can’t you Omni guys incorporate a way to assign priority to action items?” and an argument promptly ensues. GTD folks try to explain why that just doesn’t […]

GTD Global Summit Site Posts Agenda for Event, More Details…

If you’re one of the people that wouldn’t miss the GTD Global Summit for anything than you probably aren’t too concerned with hearing about the recent updates to the GTD Global Summit website.  However, if this is something that you haven’t yet reached a conclusion on one way or another you might want to click […]

The Six Dollar Setup

NOTE: This article is about creating an inexpensive organizer once you have already mastered the basics of GTD. If you are new to GTD, we highly recommend the GTD System as the fastest, most inexpensive way to get started on the road to stress-free success: Having a trusted reminder system is a critical success factor […]

Now You Can Try GTD Connect for FREE!

GTD Connect is David’s members-only website. Ordinarily there’s a monthly fee of $40 (based on an annual subscription) but right now – if you act quickly – you can get a free fourteen day trial of GTD Connect with just a few clicks of your mouse. Even if you read GTDtimes religiously, you’ve never seen […]

David Allen Appears in Business Week

For those of you that love to read each and every article about GTD or every interview David gives, we’ve got a treat for you today.  David Appears in a Business Week article that just went up overnight.  Allow me to state the obvious; GTD is starting to catch fire.  If you’ve been a GTD’er […]

The Key to Implementing GTD Across our/your Company.

“Is it even possible to implement GTD across the Company?” That was the question that was plaguing me and Ali.  Even if we get tools for everyone and teach them all the basics, it’s still very likely that most employees will stick to their old ways. Change is hard from within an organization.  In spite […]

Delegating The Desired Outcome

Maurice Gavin – former staff presenter with the David Allen Company During a recent seminar I delivered,  a  senior company leader asked the following question: How do you recommend I delegate? I have been asked this question before but lately it seems that this question, or one like it is being asked more and more […]

Quick Lotus Notes Tips for GTD

Editor‘s Note:  Most of the people at The David Allen Company are on Lotus Notes.  As a result a considerable body of knowledge has been developed around using Notes for GTD.  When you see the Quick Lotus Notes for GTD headline or the Lotus Notes for GTD tag, you can be sure that you’re about […]

Office 2.0 GTD Panel

Hi, everyone.  As you may know, David Allen will be delivering the keynote (along with Conference Director Ismael Ghalimi) at the upcoming Office 2.0 Conference which is taking place at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco from September 3rd through the 5th. In addition to David’s appearance, I will be moderating a panel discussion […]

Equation: Get Connected & Get Creative

This is the final post from my e-mail that answers the question: “How to ramp up quickly with GTD and Lotus Notes?”  We’ve touched on the productivity equation and we’ve looked at how methodology is the first component of the equation. We also explored the technology or tools that can be used to implement GTD […]

This is Your Elephant on GTD. Any Questions?

A Community Contribution by Michael Gorsline As you know, in implementing GTD a fair number of people are going to fall off the wagon before they experience the sustained payoffs of effortless productivity. What separates those who fizzle out from those who go the distance? From a cognitive science perspective, the answer is pretty straight […]

GTD for moms

A Community Contribution by Sarah Albright I began my GTD journey in 2005 when I took a 2 day version of the class at work. I loved the concepts, but at 27, I still placed a lot of trust in my memory. Then I got pregnant. Now that a massive hormonal shift has occurred and […]

Office 2.0 Program Now Enhanced with David Allen Keynote!

Office 2.0, the excellent conference that’s put on by my friend and tireless productivity maven Ismael Ghalimi has just announced that David Allen, the thought leader who developed the “Getting Things Done” productivity strategy will be helping open the event with Ismael.  The official announcement is over at Ismael’s own IT Redux site as is […]

Life's Second Task

By Michael Gorsline – Community Contributor As a Parent Coach and Family Therapist I spend a lot of time helping people everything from troubleshooting how to get kids to bed, to how to help dinner time go smoothly, to how to give an effective timeout when it is needed.  I also help with teaching principles […]

Sad News This Morning… Randy Pausch has Passed Away.

Randy Pausch was a computer science professor at Carnegie-Mellon University whose “last lecture” brought him to international prominence for his courage, his compassion and his humanity while facing a terminal illness.  If you haven’t seen his now famous lecture it is well worth the hour you’ll invest.  There are lessons there for all of us […]