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Our GTD podcasts are here to support you at every stage of your GTD practice. You will hear interviews with people from all walks of life about their journey with GTD, from beginners to those who have been at it for years. The podcasts include person...Show More
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Ep: 50 - David Allen Talks with Brian Robertson

26:02 | May 15th

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 ...Show More
Ep: 49 - David Allen Talks with Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez

36:12 | Apr 15th

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 Inconve...Show More
Ep: 48 - Installing GTD in an Organization

29:48 | Mar 11th

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 emp...Show More
Ep: 47 - David Allen at the GTD Summit

12:29 | Jan 29th

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 gtdsummit.com.
Ep: 46 - Seamless Completions and Fresh Perspectives

45:27 | Dec 12th, 2018

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.
Ep: 45 - Dealing with Competing Priorities

33:10 | Nov 20th, 2018

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 higher p...Show More
Ep: 44 - GTD® for Creative People

34:15 | Sep 27th, 2018

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 t...Show More
Ep: 43 - The Power of the GTD Weekly Review®

17:31 | Aug 15th, 2018

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.
Ep: 42 - Getting Things Done for Teens

24:21 | Jul 8th, 2018

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 at www.gtdforteens.co...Show More
Ep: 41 - David Allen Talks with General Randal Fullhart

46:28 | Jun 12th, 2018

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.
Ep: 40 - Best Practices of Email Communication

28:46 | May 8th, 2018

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.
Ep: 39 - GTD® and Holacracy®

43:10 | Mar 27th, 2018

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...Show More
Ep: 38 - The Power of Outcome Thinking

23:22 | Feb 9th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Ep: 37 - Tips for a Year-End Review

10:19 | Dec 29th, 2017

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 GTDConnect.com, David Allen & Coach Kelly Forrist...Show More
Ep: 36 - Overcoming Procrastination

16:39 | Dec 15th, 2017

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.
Ep: 35 - The Case for Capturing

28:04 | Nov 17th, 2017

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.
Ep: 34 - Crafting Your External Brain

33:01 | Oct 11th, 2017

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...Show More
Ep: 33 - Wrangling Your Priorities

24:38 | Aug 28th, 2017

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.
Ep: 32 - The Better You Get...

29:27 | Jul 31st, 2017

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 they wo...Show More
Ep: 31 - David Allen talks with Dr. Theo Compernolle

33:36 | Jul 13th, 2017

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 that ...Show More
Ep: 30 - David Allen GTD® Keynote in Milan, Part Two

40:54 | May 23rd, 2017

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.
Ep: 29 - David Allen GTD® Keynote in Milan, Part One

50:11 | May 2nd, 2017

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 them.
Ep: 28 - GTD® & Mind Mapping

31:19 | Mar 31st, 2017

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.
Ep: 27 - GTD Keys to Clarifying

10:45 | Feb 20th, 2017

In this speech excerpt, David Allen shares the GTD® keys to clarifying your work.
Ep: 26 - Black Belt GTD

34:49 | Jan 27th, 2017

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.
Ep: 25 - Making Change Stick

51:09 | Dec 21st, 2016

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.
Ep: 24 - Making It All Work

30:13 | Nov 10th, 2016

Feeling overwhelmed?  This talk from David Allen is a wonderful overview of the keys to control & perspective. Includes participant Q&A at the end.
Ep: 23 - GTD and The Organized Mind

26:11 | Oct 18th, 2016

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 research to...Show More
Ep: 22 - GTD and Balancing Family Life

30:49 | Sep 28th, 2016

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.
Ep: 21 - Optimizing Your GTD System with David Allen

25:52 | Sep 6th, 2016

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 participants.
Ep: 20 - Defining Your Areas of Focus

23:25 | Aug 18th, 2016

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 level in...Show More
Ep: 19 - Global Sustainability & GTD

55:37 | Jul 20th, 2016

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 dev...Show More
Ep: 18 - Sharing GTD with Kids & Teens

27:40 | Jun 24th, 2016

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...Show More
Ep: 17 - Ten Common Questions About GTD

45:54 | Jun 9th, 2016

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?", "What ...Show More
Ep: 16 - GTD and the Medical Community

51:13 | May 25th, 2016

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 their s...Show More
Ep: 15 - David Allen at the Do Lectures

33:42 | May 7th, 2016

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 systematic ap...Show More
Ep: 14 - Managing Multiple Roles Using GTD

47:43 | Apr 20th, 2016

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 ...Show More
Ep: 13 - David Allen and The Simpsons Writers

29:08 | Mar 29th, 2016

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 Ch...Show More
Ep: 12 - GTD and Self-Leadership

34:14 | Mar 14th, 2016

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 h...Show More
Ep: 11 - GTD at the Executive Level

26:47 | Feb 13th, 2016

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 conversati...Show More
Ep: 10 - Improving an Organization with GTD

46:24 | Nov 19th, 2015

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 ho...Show More
Ep: 9 - GTD and Technology with Ken Case

20:16 | Sep 17th, 2015

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...Show More
Ep: 8 - Introducing GTD to a Friend

35:55 | Aug 17th, 2015

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 ho...Show More
Ep: 7 - A Guided Weekly Review with Meg Edwards

33:07 | Jul 22nd, 2015

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, get current...Show More
Ep: 6 - GTD and Creativity with Todd Henry

22:00 | Jun 24th, 2015

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 provides *more* fr...Show More
Ep: 5 - Daily Habits with Charles Duhigg

24:33 | Jun 17th, 2015

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 the end, it is...Show More
Ep: 4 - GTD® and Brute Force

27:59 | Jun 9th, 2015

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 Mike Will...Show More
Ep: 3 - David Allen guides you through a GTD® Mind Sweep

23:10 | May 27th, 2015

What if you had an objective list of everything that currently holds your attention? Get out your note-taking devices as David Allen guides us through a sample coaching "Mind Sweep" session (one of the first steps to practicing GTD®). We bet that you...Show More
Ep: 2 - David Allen talks to Daniel Pink

23:35 | May 27th, 2015

How do we combat information overload? In this GTD Connect preview, David Allen & best-selling author Daniel Pink (Drive, To Sell Is Human) discuss technology's impact on our decision making. They cover GTD's timeless solution to the current problem,...Show More
Ep: 1 - David Allen talks about the New Edition of Getting Things Done

24:21 | May 27th, 2015

What's different now? Over the 15 years since David Allen first published Getting Things Done, the ability to achieve  "stress-free productivity" with GTD® grows more important than ever.  David joins us in an all-new interview where we discuss the c...Show More