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Bob’s GTD Story – Getting Things Done® – Self Improvement Article

Note: Bob’s GTD story is in the form of an email he sent to the team at David Allen Company. In it, he describes how he came across GTD, what tools he has used, and the positive impact it has had on his life.Greetings!My name is Bob Mecozzi, and I have been the Director of Bands at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School since 2008. Stagg High School is located in Palos Hills, IL., a southwest suburb about 20 miles outside…

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Komal Thakkar’s GTD Story – Getting Things Done® – Self Improvement Article

Tell us a little about yourself:Komal Thakkar from Australia.What do you do for work?am the Founder, Managing Director for Productivity First and a Certified GTD Coach. My company, Productivity First, is a certified partner of David Allen Company in Australia.How long have you been practicing GTD, how did you hear about it, which tools do you use, etc.?I have practiced GTD for over 15 years.I was gifted a small iPod® with the GTD Audio book by my brother-in-law at a…

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Peter’s GTD Story – Getting Things Done® – Self Improvement Article

Note: Peter’s GTD story is in a different format. Rather than the Q&A of recent installments, Peter’s story is an email he sent to David Allen. In it, he describes how he came across GTD, what tools he has used, and the positive impact it has had on his life.Dear David, I have had this on my Someday/Maybe list for at least a year, and now I’ve finally snuck a moment to write to you. I want to say, as…

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Steve Holden’s GTD Story – Getting Things Done® – Self Improvement Article

Tell us a little about yourself:My name is Steve Holden, and I currently live in Southern California near San Diego. I originally grew up in Northern California near Sacramento. I came down to San Diego to go to San Diego State University (SDSU) to study computer science, and fell in love with San Diego. I have been blessed to be able to stay here in the San Diego area with my wife, three kids, and two dogs. Photo by Alan…

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Episode #48: Installing GTD in an Organization – Self Improvement Article

Date: Monday, March 11, 2019 by GTD Times Staff 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 employees to adopt GTD, he provides them with ongoing tools and support. During the onboarding period, he even meets with new employees to answer questions and refine their GTD implementation.…

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Episode #49: David Allen Talks with Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez – Self Improvement Article

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019 by GTD Times Staff 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 Inconvenient Truth won the Academy Award for best documentary. Their book is Illuminate, “a road-map to help leaders move people to embrace bold visions and carry them forward.” They describe five…

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Steve Holden’s GTD Story – Getting Things Done® – Self Improvement Article

Tell us a little about yourself:My name is Steve Holden, and I currently live in Southern California near San Diego. I originally grew up in Northern California near Sacramento. I came down to San Diego to go to San Diego State University (SDSU) to study computer science, and fell in love with San Diego. I have been blessed to be able to stay here in the San Diego area with my wife, three kids, and two dogs. Photo by Alan…

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Episode #50: David Allen Talks with Brian Robertson – Self Improvement Article

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by GTD Times Staff 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 minds. They point out multiple common threads between Getting Things Done for individuals and Holacracy for organizations. They also consider what happens after your personal system and your organization’s system are…

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Doug’s GTD Story – Getting Things Done®

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by GTD Times Staff Tell us a little about you and your workMy name is Doug Crane and I am a librarian by profession for over 22 years. I currently have the honor to serve as Director of the Palm Beach County Library System in southeast Florida where I oversee the major executive functions of a busy seventeen-branch public library system.     How did you hear about GTD?Not surprisingly, I found it at the…

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Aliman’s GTD Story – Getting Things Done®

Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Aliman Sears from the Island of Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii (Kailua side). My primary work is chief operating officer and co-founder of a nonprofit psychiatric social work agency. I am also adjunct professor of philosophy at Chaminade University, Honolulu.   How did you hear about GTD? In 2016 during meditation I “directly received” that I could get myself organized and relieve stress if I captured everything, decided what needed to be done with it…

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