Episode 123: David Allen – How To Get Things Done

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Episode 123: David Allen – How To Get Things Done

David Allen is an incredible leader.  Between his best-selling book, “Getting Things Done,” The 5 I’s, and living in Europe, I was blown away by the depth of David.  There is a great deal to learn from him and his experiences.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. That’s why David Allen created Getting Things Done®. GTD is the work-life management system that has helped countless individuals and organizations bring order to chaos. GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm—instilling focus, clarity, and confidence.

After decades of in-the-field research and practice of his productivity methods, David wrote the international best-seller Getting Things Done. Published in over 28 languages, TIME magazine heralded it as “the defining self-help business book of its time.” In 2015, he released a new edition of the book, with new insights, updates, and discoveries about the world of Getting Things Done and its many personal and professional applications.

Today, the David Allen Company is a thriving global training and consulting company, widely considered the leading authority in the fields of organizational and personal productivity.

Episode 123: David Allen – How To Get Things Done

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The Learning Leader Show

“This Material Is For Anyone But Not For Everyone.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Having a mix of strong ego and humility leads to sustained excellence
  • It’s important to have an “openness” to what could be coming next
  • It took David 25 years to “figure it out”
  • He spent 4 years writing “Getting Things Done”
  • This process helps you create more space
  • Creating an “In” basket – Find things that have your attention, list them all out
  • Unwrap it – A “to do” list on steroids
  • Clarify you decisions and KEEP TRACK of them… Very important
  • The 5 I’s:
    • Information
    • Inspiration
    • Installation
    • Implementation
    • Integration
  • Bottom Up – Start where you are, not where you need to be
  • How heroin affected his thought process
  • Being a learning leader means you are authentic and will spend a lifetime learning

 “Anything That Takes 2 Minutes Or Less… Do It Immediately”

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From GettingThingsDone.com

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. That’s why David Allen created Getting Things Done®. GTD is the work-life management system that has helped countless individuals and organizations bring order to chaos. GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm—instilling focus, clarity, and confidence.

After decades of in-the-field research and practice of his productivity methods, David wrote the international best-seller Getting Things Done. Published in over 28 languages, TIME magazine heralded it as “the defining self-help business book of its time.” In 2015, he released a new edition of the book, with new insights, updates, and discoveries about the world of Getting Things Done and its many personal and professional applications.

Today, the David Allen Company is a thriving global training and consulting company, widely considered the leading authority in the fields of organizational and personal productivity.

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