David Allen is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational
productivity. David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, founder and chairman
of the David Allen Company. He is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on
personal and organizational productivity, and is the international best-selling author of
Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity; Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity
Principles for Work and Life; and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the
Business of Life. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the
world’s highest-performing professionals, corporations and institutions, has earned him Forbes’
recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the United States. He was also named
one of the “Top 100 thought leaders” by Leadership Magazine.
In this episode:
David is best known for his book “Getting Things Done,” and the methods
included within that are designed to create “Stress Free Productivity.” David shares a little bit about GTD for those who are not familiar with the system.
David discusses why implementing these ideas are important for individuals looking to “Starve the Doubts”.
He discusses his interesting take on goals & the secret values of having goals.
“The great secret about goals and visions is not the future they describe but the change in the present they engender.” – David Allen
What are some of the counter-productive pieces of advice you see in traditional time
Stress Free Productivity – David addresses individuals who find it difficult to envision a reality where productivity can be “stress free”
Chick-fil-a Leadercast – David’s response to the people who say “There is not enough hours in the day.”
David discusses the unique difficulties that entrepreneur’s or solo-preneur’s face doing everything from being
CEO and Leader to Shipping and Bookkeeper. He also addresses the challenge for the “do more with less” corporate world as well, where individuals are required to be both task oriented and strategic.
David shares a thought that has changed his life.
Next action steps for someone who wants to learn more about GTD
David Allen - http://gettingthingsdone.com/