Feb. 10, 2020

The Mojo Radio Show EP 260: Getting Things Done In A Complex World - David Allen

The Mojo Radio Show EP 260: Getting Things Done In A Complex World - David Allen

David Allen is considered by many the king of productivity. He is best known as the creator of the time management method "Getting Things Done" or GTD. David has spent over three decades researching and teaching and is widely recognised as one of the...


David Allen is considered by many the king of productivity. He is best known as the creator of the time management method "Getting Things Done" or GTD. David has spent over three decades researching and teaching and is widely recognised as one of the world's leading authorities on how to get things done. His GTD program has received tremendous praise and is in widespread use across the globe. He was named one of the top global executive coaches by Forbes. A self-proclaimed lazy guy, David said he wanted to make his life easier. Is that the genesis of GTD? Since a young age, David was drawn to models, why? What's the power of the simplicity in the GTD model? David explains our "head office." GTD is about clearing your head and clearing your calendar. What's David's preference -- paper planners or digital? Why does David carry a notebook in his back pocket at all times? The military talk about prioritising and executing. Do we not emphasis the DONE bit of GTD enough? Could it be people are intentionally staying busy to mask something like avoidance or loneliness? David's demilitarised zone with his email Can GTD give us the means to greater focus? David said that growing up, he was a people pleaser. How does David see himself today? David actually spent time in a mental institution. How did he feel at that time? How has he learnt to trust his intuition? On his computer screen, he had a screensaver that read, "Let go." What's behind that personal message for David? Discipline = freedom. By having the discipline to use GTD, you actually create the freedom to do whatever you desire. Is there a relationship between GTD and Agile Workplace principles?   LINKS   David Allen https://gettingthingsdone.com   Top 10 Cowbell songs of all time https://ultimateclassicrock.com/cowbell-songs/   The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/   The Mojo Radio Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast   The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson   Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners.   “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967
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