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David Allen, the founder and chairman of the David Allen Company, has been inspiring seminar audiences, coaching and educating individuals and organisations for the last 30 years.
Heralded as a thought leader of personal and organisational productivity, his pioneering research and coaching experience has earned him some prestigious titles: One of the top 5 executive coaches in the United States (Forbes Magazine); One of the ’50 Who Matter Now’ (Business 2.0); One of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity (Fast Company Magazine).
David is the internationally bestselling author of: Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity; Ready for Anything; 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life; and Making it All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life. Time Magazine proclaimed Getting Things Done to be ‘the definitive business self-help book of the decade.’
David broadened the scope of his brain-child, the popular Getting Things Done® methodology, to show millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life, into one that is balanced, integrated and relaxed. It’s appeal stems from its applicability across a myriad of scenarios: the boardroom; the living room; the classroom.
David continues to write articles and essays addressing today’s dynamic environment, the complexities of living and working in a volatile setting, while sustaining balance, control and meaningful focus.
With David Allen
This is a tactically driven, hands-on seminar, teaching individuals how to get a GTD® system up and running. You will learn the fundamental thinking process behind making clear decisions, and learn the five steps of workflow mastery. This one-day presentation is packed with practical recommendations and suggestions about how to put GTD to work — both professionally, and personally.
It’s not hypothetical: it’s about bridging the gap between theory and practice.
Introduction and Overview
Framing the purpose of the workshop; overall context and history of the method; logistics; outline of the day; introduction of support materials; probing for productivity issues and opportunities.
The Fundamental Process
Introduction of the core thought process of GTD; application to real- life, current work at hand; concept of “mind like water” = high productivity; multiple levels of ambiguous “stuff.”
Review of key concepts, principles, learning; designing a plan for improvement, introduction of resources for support.
“I am a devout, card-carrying GTD true believer. I got hooked 15 years ago… and the entire approach has boosted not only my productivity but also my wider well-being. But what amazes me just as much is how deeply GTD has taken hold around the world. Unlike the short-term, confected virality we often see in the digital age, this is a genuine movement… one that has already improved lives and will continue to improve many more.”
“The GTD system has opened up doors in my life, both personal and professional, that I did not know were possible. It has shaped my way of living and continues to help me be as innovative and creative as possible. Most importantly, it helps me be strategic and efficient so I have more time to do the things I enjoy—like spending time with my family and coaching/sport development with volleyball, baseball, and snowboarding.”
“Getting Things Done offers help building the new mental skills needed in an age of multitasking and overload.”
“GTD allows me to be present and to show up fully in the moment.”