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About GTD | David Allen, Getting Things Done® and GTD®

About GTD | David Allen, Getting Things Done® and GTD® | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it

GTD is a powerful method to manage commitments, information, and communication.


GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm, instilling focus, clarity, and confidence.


Step by step you will learn how to:

  • Capture anything and everything that has your attention and concern
  • Define actionable things into concrete next steps and successful outcomes
  • Organize information in the most streamlined way, in appropriate categories, based on how and when you need to access it
  • Keep current and “ahead of the game” with appropriately frequent reviews
  • Keep track of the bigger picture while managing the small details
  • Make trusted choices about what to do in any given moment
Emeric Nectoux's insight:

Do you want to get more stuffs achieved with less stress? Improve your well being, re-balance your personal / professional life... GTD might help you reaching these different goals. 


Short personal story:

Back in 2007, while I was leading a +50 millions € project... In addition to this strategic project, my wife was pregnant and my son was 2 y/o... Then, I realized that sleeping less than 2 hours a day was not" sustainable" :) so I had to find something to help me to re-balance... This is when I discovered GTD, which I started to implement right away and that I never quit since then.

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Rémy Ginoux's curator insight, May 12, 2014 6:02 PM

During this vacation week I started to read this book I borrowed you : Just Terrifically simple and obvious.... it made me ready to experiment this GTD approach, If I would have had papers and pencil, I would have filled In hundreds sheets probably :)

 

Thank you Emeric for all !

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Mohiomap: Visual GTD

Mohiomap: Visual GTD | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen is arguably the most popular time-management methodology currently practiced around the world.
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5 Simple Steps to Begin Planning

5 Simple Steps to Begin Planning | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
Seven months ago you made a few promises to yourself. New Year’s resolutions. Most likely, one of which was to become more organized and manage your time better. For whatever reason you may not hav...
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Productivity Simplified In 3 Parts - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Productivity Simplified In 3 Parts - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
Productivity only has three parts to it. If you find yourself not being productive when you want to be, it's due to a problem in one of these three areas
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Agnes Ng's curator insight, May 9, 2014 11:16 PM

Productivity simplified is equivalent to commitment to purpose and vision. How productive you will be is determined by the extent of commitment to your purpose and vision.

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6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself

6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that leading a company is one of the toughest gigs around. Whether running a small business or a multi-national corporation, CEOs have to manage time, resources, ...
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5 Questions to Answer Before Measuring Anything: Measuring Usability

5 Questions to Answer Before Measuring Anything: Measuring Usability | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it

Regardless of what you're planning on measuring, answering these five questions before you collect any data will help make the most of your research budget.


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5 Ways To Make Meetings More Productive - My Own Coach

5 Ways To Make Meetings More Productive - My Own Coach | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
A simple, easy to remember framework to make your meetings more productive, that you can put into action immediately.

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The Effects Of Negative Emotions On Our Health

The Effects Of Negative Emotions On Our Health | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
Humans experience an array of emotions, anything from happiness, to sadness to extreme joy and depression. Each one of these emotions creates a different feeling within the body. After all, our body releases different chemicals when we experience various things that make us happy and each chemical works to create a different environment within the […]

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How to Keep Calm and Carry On - ADR Toolbox

How to Keep Calm and Carry On - ADR Toolbox | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
One of my scientific heroes, positive-psychology researcher Barbara Fredrickson, published a study a few years ago showing that the largest variable in determining our level of life satisfaction is resilience – the ability to bounce back quickly...

Via Luis Valdes, Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
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The largest variable in determining our level of life satisfaction is resilience – the ability to bounce back quickly from life’s small and large upsets.

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Always Wear The Same Suit: Obama's Presidential Productivity Secrets

Always Wear The Same Suit: Obama's Presidential Productivity Secrets | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
Getting comfortable with complexity, keeping a pack of Nicorette handy, and making no new friends. This is how a commander in chief gets things done.

Via Skip Boykin
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A bunch of good productivity tips from president Obama. 

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5 Easy Ways to Work Smarter, Not Longer

5 Easy Ways to Work Smarter, Not Longer | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
“ Working insanely long hours is doing you more harm than good. It's time to distance yourself from the cult of overwork--here's how.”
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Are you ready for the resource revolution? | McKinsey & Company

Are you ready for the resource revolution? | McKinsey & Company | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
Meeting increasing global demand requires dramatically improving resource productivity. Yet technological advances mean companies have an extraordinary opportunity not only to meet that challenge but to spark the next industrial revolution as well. A McKinsey Quarterly article.

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Getting Things Done: How To Lose An Hour’s Creative Mojo In Two Minutes

Getting Things Done: How To Lose An Hour’s Creative Mojo In Two Minutes | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it

How To Lose An Hour’s Creative Mojo In Two Minutes.

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Good quick advice: focus on being effective rather than being efficient. 

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Getting in control and creating space | David Allen | TEDxAmsterdam 2014

www.tedxamsterdam.com For more than 20 years, David Allen has been a management consultant and executive coach. Allen's first book Getting Things Done: The A...
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The importance of having a single Trusted System

The importance of having a single Trusted System | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
“Recently I received a first hand reminder of the importance of having a single place that your brain trusts will have all your stuff.”
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How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity

How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it

It wasn’t long ago when people were consistently praised for multitasking– the parent who, in one night, juggles children’s homework, their own professional work, the laundry, and spinning classes. Or the ultra-connected marketing manager who, in an hour, answers 10 emails, works on a sales pitch, grabs a coffee, and books a plane ticket for a trade show. Both sound like veritable productivity masters. But the mental toll caused by multitasking has been proven to far outweigh peoples’ ability to simultaneously juggle tasks.

 

Multitasking, in fact, is multifaceted. The term can be defined as performing two or more tasks at the same time, or constantly switching from one thing to another. It can also be described as performing numerous tasks in rapid succession– like sending a tweet, then writing an email, then making a call, then checking your messages, then finishing your presentation. Sound familiar?


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Erin Clark
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I would not be so "black or white" on this... For sure, in some specific moment, we definitely  need to focus and avoid any kind of distractions, then we should avoid multitasking. But, to be fair, these kind of moments, requiring our full attention, are not so frequent in a regular day. We are all able to identify those and isolate ourselves (if not possible within the 2 coming minutes, then schedule some time later on to do so, cf. the famous 2 minutes rule)


In the other hand, multitasking is very close to the way your brain work. It allows you to make connections, relate different things together, mix them and at the end breaking through, while focus only on 1 thing might lead you to a dead end. 


 As often, it is question and balance and knowing him/herself wheel enough to be able to adopt the quite behavior at the right time.

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Andres Frank's curator insight, May 14, 2014 7:08 AM

I agree with this opinion and I believe CEOs should also notice these things while giving tasks to their employees

Heidi Babcock's curator insight, May 14, 2014 1:29 PM

There is no perfect balance, only balanc-ing!

 

4twenty2's curator insight, May 15, 2014 4:51 AM

Wow .... We have all been taught multi-tasking is the way forward - Men are often derided for their lack of ability in this department and now it seems they have been better at getting the job done all along!  

 

This quote really hit hole "trying to focus on one or more tasks at a time actually reduces your productivity by a whopping 40%. It’s equivalent to missing one night of sleep and has two-times more effect on your brain than smoking marijuana"  No wonder after a day of multitasking we feel exhausted -  a rethink on time management is needed!

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10 Unusual Ways to Improve Employee Productivity | Switch and Shift

10 Unusual Ways to Improve Employee Productivity | Switch and Shift | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
With employee productivity so crucial to business growth, it should be encouraging to companies to learn that employee happiness is so closely connected to (Put employees first: "10 Unusual Ways to Improve Employee Productivity" by @findmyshift #Humanbiz...
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Pat Headley's curator insight, April 29, 2014 11:32 AM

With employee productivity so crucial to business growth, it should be encouraging to companies to learn that employee happiness is so closely connected to their performance, because employee happiness is not a myth; it can and does exist.

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Seven Mind-Body Practices to Transform Your Relationship with Stress

Seven Mind-Body Practices to Transform Your Relationship with Stress | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
by Deepak Chopra M.D.If you were to eavesdrop on the conversations taking place around you, stress would likely be one of the most common words you would hear. People talk about feeling stressed about their work, the economy, global politics, deadlines, their relationships, and just about everything else.
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The Road to Ultimate Productivity

The Road to Ultimate Productivity | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
This infographic is a great reminder about different ways of boosting your productivity.


via @Mindjet

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How To Feed Your Brain: Improving Your Focus, Productivity, and ...

How To Feed Your Brain: Improving Your Focus, Productivity, and ... | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
How To Feed Your Brain: Improving Your Focus, Productivity, and Information Management. by Frost on April 8, 2014. If you're an average North American man, your brain has been reduced to tepid mush. You probably won't make it through ...

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Rémy Ginoux's curator insight, April 13, 2014 6:00 PM

Lot of interesting tips...nevertheless, maybe not easy to applied when you're one of those connected workers...

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How to Handle Difficult People – A Tao Perspective

How to Handle Difficult People – A Tao Perspective | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it

Five ways you can apply Taoist principles to the handling of difficult people. Keep in mind that these are general rules of thumb, and not all of the tips may apply to your particular situation. Simply utilize what works and leave the rest.


Via Anne Leong, Bobby Dillard
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To complete the series of scoop "mind like water", here are very valuable pieces of advice to help you handling difficult situations. 

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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 2014 9:15 PM

Here are some good tips for working wth difficult people ...they are out there

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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed

10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.. I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found


Via Belinda MJ.B, Bobby Dillard, Dr. Amy Fuller
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Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:08 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possession can bring happiness, yet it is short term. Here is an interesting article backed up by science. Note it includes exercise. A great way to cope is excercise and it releases endorphines.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:13 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 10:20 AM
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I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

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7 choses que les gens calmes font différemment des autres

7 choses que les gens calmes font différemment des autres | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
“ BIEN-ÊTRE - Vous avez vécu ce moment des milliers de fois: tandis que vous tentez de maîtriser le stress qui monte en vous lors d'une intense journée de travail, il y a (toujours!) au moins une personne qui garde son calme.”
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Happiness Can Boost Employee Productivity By 10 Percent

Happiness Can Boost Employee Productivity By 10 Percent | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
So says new research that determined increasing happiness boosted productivity.

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Designing for Motivation: Three Theories eLearning Designers Can Use

Designing for Motivation: Three Theories eLearning Designers Can Use | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it

"eLearning programs require adult learners to interact with an online platform and understand new information that is essential to their jobs. At times, it can be challenging to motivate these employees during an online learning experience. You may feel as if the learners are only participating because they have to, not because they want to. And learners may approach the learning as rote and compulsory. Because human behavior is complex and people are naturally curious it is important to design instruction assisted by motivation. "

 


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eLearning can be a very powerful tool, but without that we have brought any sense to it before, the risk is huge to waste time and money.

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Why Meetings Are The Worst Possible Way To Get Things Done

Why Meetings Are The Worst Possible Way To Get Things Done | Getting Things Done | Scoop.it
“Have you ever had to talk out a decision in a big meeting? Did the meeting take forever and accomplish nothing? Here's why.”
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