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54 - Someday / Maybe and Incubation Best Practices
Oct 28 • 18 min
Today David Allen shares best practices for Someday/Maybe & Incubation lists in front of a live audience. He provides plenty of example scenarios where Someday/Maybe lists can serve, as well as the specific circumstances it would be helpful to…
53 - An Overview of GTD
Oct 5 • 40 min
This engaging and inspiring interview with David Allen, by Tragedy and Hope broadcasts, explores the key principles of GTD and how to make informed choices with ease. The interviewer, Richard Grove, is a GTD enthusiast himself, and his intelligent…
52 - The Ultimate GTD App - Part 2
Aug 23 • 49 min
At the June 2019 GTD Summit, David Allen briefly shared a vision of the “ultimate GTD app,” which consists of 19 pages of hand-drawn drafts of the screens he would want to use. To expand on that topic, we recorded David talking with Eric Mack and…
51 - The Ultimate GTD App - Part 1
Aug 8 • 41 min
At the June 2019 GTD Summit, David Allen briefly shared a vision of the “ultimate GTD app,” which consists of 19 pages of hand-drawn drafts of the screens he would want to use. To expand on that topic, we recorded David talking with Eric Mack and…
50 - David Allen Talks with Brian Robertson
May 14 • 26 min
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…
49 - David Allen Talks with Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez
Apr 14 • 36 min
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…
48 - Installing GTD in an Organization
Mar 11 • 29 min
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…
47 - David Allen at the GTD Summit
Jan 29 • 12 min
This episode of our podcast is from David Allen’s opening talk at the GTD Summit in 2009. We’ve just announced the 2019 GTD Summit, and we’d love to see you there. Get all the details at
46 - Seamless Completions and Fresh Perspectives
Dec 12, 2018 • 45 min
David Allen and Coach Kelly Forrister present an instructional webinar where you’ll have the opportunity to take a deeper dive into understanding the power of completion and creating a vision for wild success.
45 - Dealing with Competing Priorities
Nov 20, 2018 • 33 min
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…
44 - GTD® for Creative People
Sep 26, 2018 • 34 min
Musician Evan Taubenfeld and entertainment lawyer Danny Passman join David Allen and Coach Kelly Forrister in an inspiring conversation about GTD for creative people. Lots of wonderful nuggets in this episode about finding the creative spark within…
43 - The Power of the GTD Weekly Review®
Aug 14, 2018 • 17 min
David Allen shares his thoughts on what a good Weekly Review is and isn’t, as well as some random tips and tricks from his years in the trenches.
42 - Getting Things Done for Teens
Jul 8, 2018 • 24 min
David Allen, Mike Williams, and Mark Wallace discuss the brand new book Getting Things Done for Teens, including what’s different, what’s the same, and some of the wisdom they’ve garnered in writing the book together. Learn more…
41 - David Allen Talks with General Randal Fullhart
Jun 12, 2018 • 46 min
David Allen talks with General Randal Fullhart. Graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1979, Randy has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels. He shares insights and tips about his journey with GTD, teamwork, and leadership.
40 - Best Practices of Email Communication
May 7, 2018 • 28 min
In this podcast, Coach Kelly Forrister focuses on the best practices of email communications with others, including appropriate use, writing effective subject lines, creating agreed upon response times, reply to all and more.
39 - GTD® and Holacracy®
Mar 26, 2018 • 43 min
In this podcast we hear a wide-ranging conversation between David Allen and the founder of HolacracyOne, Brian Robertson. Just as GTD is a systematic approach to maintaining perspective and control in your life, Holacracy is a systematic approach (or…
38 - The Power of Outcome Thinking
Feb 9, 2018 • 23 min
David Allen explores the power of outcome thinking in front of a live audience. This talk will reveal just how much the thoughts we hold in our head have the potential to affect the types and qualities of action we take. From athletic performance to…
37 - Tips for a Year-End Review
Dec 29, 2017 • 10 min
The new year is always a great excuse to zoom out and recalibrate how your system is running, and a year-end review is an excellent way to do exactly that. In this conversation that first showed up on, David Allen & Coach Kelly…
36 - Overcoming Procrastination
Dec 14, 2017 • 16 min
Listen to a fascinating segment with David Allen where he outlines the sources of procrastination, shares a few fun examples of the dynamics at work, and talks about the steps you can take to overcome it.
35 - The Case for Capturing
Nov 17, 2017 • 28 min
Listen to an engaging presentation David Allen gave on the case for capturing. In it, David explores the concepts of psychic RAM, society’s move into knowledge work, and the freedom we feel as we begin to implement the GTD methodology.
34 - Crafting Your External Brain
Oct 10, 2017 • 33 min
David Allen presents a webinar on how to craft integrated external systems that allow you to focus more productively. He explores the cognitive science behind the external brain, what the purpose of it is, and how we can use it most effectively with our…
33 - Wrangling Your Priorities
Aug 27, 2017 • 24 min
David Allen and Coach Meg Edwards give expert coaching on wrangling your priorities. The discussion includes three common challenges: competing priorities, mapping day-to-day priority choices to your higher level goals, and prioritizing as a group.
32 - The Better You Get…
Jul 31, 2017 • 29 min
David Allen says, “The better you get, the better you’d better get.” This podcast is about how to improve your skills, when you’re already proficient at GTD®. Coaches Meg Edwards and Kelly Forrister will guide you through some of the coaching…
31 - David Allen talks with Dr. Theo Compernolle
Jul 12, 2017 • 33 min
David talks with Dr. Theo Compernolle, a doctor with a 35-year background in medicine, psychiatry, teaching, and research. His most recent book is Brain Chains. You’ll find this interview to be educational, and perhaps challenging, as you learn…
30 - David Allen GTD® Keynote in Milan, Part Two
May 23, 2017 • 40 min
In this conclusion 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.
29 - David Allen GTD® Keynote in Milan, Part One
May 1, 2017 • 50 min
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…
28 - GTD® & Mind Mapping
Mar 30, 2017 • 31 min
David Allen and Coach Kelly Forrister talk about using the creative technique of mind mapping for project brainstorming, meeting notes, checklists, gathering project data, and more.
27 - GTD Keys to Clarifying
Feb 20, 2017 • 10 min
In this speech excerpt, David Allen shares the GTD® keys to clarifying your work.
26 - Black Belt GTD
Jan 27, 2017 • 34 min
What are your biggest GTD® improvement opportunities? Do you ever fall off the wagon? Join David Allen & Meg Edwards as they discuss what “Black Belt” GTD is, some of its biggest hurdles, and how you can overcome them.
25 - Making Change Stick
Dec 21, 2016 • 51 min
David Allen discusses the power and practical usage of focus and vision. Learn the keys to creating and maintaining successful habit change by utilizing visioning, goal setting, and clarifying positive outcomes.
24 - Making It All Work
Nov 9, 2016 • 30 min
Feeling overwhelmed? This talk from David Allen is a wonderful overview of the keys to control & perspective. Includes participant Q&A at the end.
23 - GTD and The Organized Mind
Oct 17, 2016 • 26 min
Join David Allen for a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation with Daniel Levitin, author of The Organized Mind. Daniel is a professor of psychology, a cognitive scientist, a musician, an entrepreneur, and more. He brings recent cognitive…
22 - GTD and Balancing Family Life
Sep 27, 2016 • 30 min
How do you balance a daunting project list representing multiple roles and outcomes? David Allen chats with Meghan Wilker, a tech expert, mother of two, and GTD enthusiast. Listen as Meghan shares how she uses GTD in her work and family life.
21 - Optimizing Your GTD System with David Allen
Sep 6, 2016 • 25 min
How do you leverage procedures and tools for better outcomes? David Allen presents a webinar on how to optimize your GTD system, so that you have the information you need to be productive, when you need it. Includes Q&A’s from webinar…
20 - Defining Your Areas of Focus
Aug 17, 2016 • 23 min
A key to trusting your priorities is knowing your roles, areas to maintain, oversee, and manage–personally and professionally. In this webinar, Senior GTD Coaches Meg Edwards and Kelly Forrister walk you through developing the Areas of Focus…
19 - Global Sustainability & GTD
Jul 19, 2016 • 55 min
Listen as David Allen talks with Gillian Martin Mehers, who has dedicated her career to helping people doing good work in organizations focusing on global sustainability. As a highly enthusiastic GTDer and experienced professional in training and…
18 - Sharing GTD with Kids & Teens
Jun 23, 2016 • 27 min
Coaches Meg Edwards and Mike Williams share strategies, techniques, and insights for engaging kids and teens in GTD. They’ll weave in personal stories from their own experience as parents, and give practical exercises for bringing the power of GTD to…
17 - Ten Common Questions About GTD
Jun 8, 2016 • 45 min
We hope you enjoy this very special Q&A conversation between David Allen and Senior Coach Marian Bateman, interviewed by Rick Kantor. They answer ten of the most frequently asked questions regarding GTD, including “How do you set priorities?”,…
16 - GTD and the Medical Community
May 25, 2016 • 51 min
This episode features two wonderful doctors and GTD enthusiasts in our GTD community: Dr. Julie Flagg and Dr. Julian Goldman. They join David Allen and Senior Coach Kelly Forrister in a lively and heartfelt discussion about how GTD has helped…
15 - David Allen at the Do Lectures
May 7, 2016 • 33 min
David gives a unique and inspiring presentation about the power of Getting Things Done to the participants of The Do Lectures in Wales, September 2010. If you’re new to GTD, you’ll love the fast-paced overview David gives of the entire…
14 - Managing Multiple Roles Using GTD
Apr 20, 2016 • 47 min
When you listen to this interview with Jeff Heilman, you’ll be amazed how much he does. He’s got a thriving sales career, plus he’s a pro golfer. And a husband, and a father, and much more. Jeff says he always dreamed of becoming the guy who has his…
13 - David Allen and The Simpsons Writers
Mar 29, 2016 • 29 min
What happens when you cross GTD with one of the world’s most successful TV comedy shows? You’ll find out in this high-energy and humorous dialog between David and three of the writers of The Simpsons. Listen to Rob LaZebnik, Dan Greaney, and Danny…
12 - GTD and Self-Leadership
Mar 14, 2016 • 34 min
Join David Allen in an intriguing conversation with Robyn Scott, a brilliant 30-something Brit with a fascinating background and palette of projects. As an author, social entrepreneur, and already a recognized leader in global change, she discusses…
11 - GTD at the Executive Level
Feb 12, 2016 • 26 min
Dr. Deb Smith-Hemphill, a long time practitioner and now Certified Trainer, GTD Connect member, and advocate of the GTD methodology, owns and manages her own successful management consulting business in California. In this witty and upbeat…
10 - Improving an Organization with GTD
Nov 19, 2015 • 46 min
In this podcast interview, you’ll hear Bob Hendriksen talking with Mike Williams. Bob is a plant manager for Steelcase, and a complete GTD enthusiast. He has a keen interest in improving systems, with an emphasis on ‘lean’ production. He discusses how…
9 - GTD and Technology with Ken Case
Sep 16, 2015 • 20 min
What role does technology play in productivity? Since GTD is software-neutral, can technology help us be more productive? Join us for a conversation with Ken Case, CEO of the OmniGroup, about his personal system. Ken and Andrew talk about how to stay…
8 - Introducing GTD to a Friend
Aug 17, 2015 • 35 min
Mike Williams interviews Andy Armstrong, with a focus on what it’s like to introduce GTD to a friend. Years ago, Mike gave Andy a copy of “Getting Things Done.” They talk about how Andy’s GTD practice has developed, the value of the Mind Sweep and how…
7 - A Guided Weekly Review with Meg Edwards
Jul 21, 2015 • 33 min
Ever wonder what it would be like to have someone guide you through an entire GTD Weekly Review process? Now, in this interactive session, Senior GTD Coach Meg Edwards takes you through the entire process step by step. As you get clear,…
6 - GTD and Creativity with Todd Henry
Jun 24, 2015 • 22 min
Can creative people practice GTD? Isn’t all that structure restricting? Find out as we talk with Todd Henry, the author of “The Accidental Creative”. Thousands of creatives have found that implementing GTD’s methodology actually…
5 - Daily Habits with Charles Duhigg
Jun 17, 2015 • 24 min
How do you create major impact using GTD? Join David Allen and Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, as they discuss the cumulative cost of our seemingly insignificant daily decisions. As David says in Ready For Anything, “In…
4 - GTD® and Brute Force
Jun 9, 2015 • 27 min
What do you do when brute force is *no longer* an option? That’s a question that Byron Palmer, an innovator and Grazing Specialist for the Sonoma Mountain Institute, found himself wrestling with as he progressed in his career and life. Join…
3 - David Allen guides you through a GTD® Mind Sweep
May 27, 2015 • 23 min
2 - David Allen talks to Daniel Pink
May 27, 2015 • 23 min
1 - David Allen talks about the New Edition of Getting Things Done
May 27, 2015 • 24 min