Getting Things Done



Our GTD® podcasts are here to support you at every stage of your GTD practice. You will hear David Allen and others interviewing 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 personal and professional stories, as well as practical tips about GTD systems for desktop and mobile, using apps and paper. Start listening now and you'll be well on your way to stress-free productivity.


  • Ep. 138: David Allen talks with Brian Robertson

    18/01/2022 Duración: 42min

    Back in 2015, David Allen and Brian Robertson had a discussion about GTD and Holacracy. In this new talk, they catch up about the current state of the intersection between individual and organizational productivity. You'll hear some interesting similarities between the two models, as well as some parallels in their history and purpose. (Originally recorded in March of 2018)

  • Ep. 137: Slice of GTD Life with Lars Rothschild Henriksen

    11/01/2022 Duración: 27min

    Lars Rothschild Henriksen describes his journey from working as a software engineer to becoming the only certified GTD trainer in Denmark. His inspirational story is based on his Horizon 5 interest in helping people, and finding GTD to be a very effective way to accomplish that purpose. He has used a wide variety of digital tools to track commitments, starting with Remember the Milk, then OneNote, Wunderlist, Outlook, and currently, Todoist. He also uses Evernote and OneNote for different types of reference. You can find Lars on Twitter, Instagram, and on the site. (Originally recorded in March of 2018)

  • Ep. 136: Slice of GTD Life with Stephen Reese

    05/01/2022 Duración: 45min

    Stephen Reese is a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He has long been a student of productivity, with years of history using tools from low-tech to high-tech. You'll enjoy hearing him discuss his GTD practice, especially his "habits of the mind for the intellectual craftsman." The article that Stephen mentions during the interview is "The Intellectual Craftsman in a Digital World". On that page, scroll down to see the full article. Stephen's faculty page has more information about his background, and links to additional resources. Note: We had some audio static for a couple of minutes from 6:00 to 8:46, but it's clear after that.

  • Ep. 135: Two-minute Tips for Turbulent Times with David Allen

    29/12/2021 Duración: 01h17s

    Let's end the year with a compilation of all of David's Two Minute Tips as these turbulent times continue, plus these are gems you can reference at any point of your GTD® life. Happy New Year!

  • Ep. 134: Integrating the Higher Horizons

    21/12/2021 Duración: 55min

    This is an installation and implementation session on the higher Horizons of Focus?. We will spend time exploring if anything has your attention at each of the horizons, and will end with integrating the horizons at the project and next action levels. During the session, there are sections where you can create or refine what you have on each of the horizons. The prompt questions for each of the horizons are listed below. These sections were about five minutes each in the live webinar. We have edited out those sections of silence for this recording. Please feel free to stop the recording as you reach those sections, and use the prompt questions below to work on each of your horizons. The webinar concluded with these two thoughts: Without clear purpose and direction you could easily be busy doing off-course things and wonder why a meaningful life is so elusive Getting the right small things done directly contributes to an authentic and meaningful life HORIZON 5: Purpose and Principles My purpose and princi

  • Ep. 133: David Allen chats with William Elliott

    14/12/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    David explores the psychology of productivity with William Elliott, a counseling psychologist and GTD master trainer in South Africa. William describes his own journey with attention-deficit disorder, and finding GTD as a support for becoming more organized. He has wise words about how humility and accepting our limitations can improve our productivity and the overall quality of our lives. You'll likely resonate with his description of the background stress around "What do I say no to?" and how GTD helps with decision making and prioritizing. Regarding what's on our lists, he notes that there is an advance beyond safely ignoring to reach comfortably ignoring. Responding to a question from David, William says that his "brain has accepted that GTD is the life raft." (January 2018)

  • Ep. 132: What to Review When

    07/12/2021 Duración: 01h02min

    From the archives (July 2013) - Senior Coaches Meg Edwards and Kelly Forrister share the 3 types of ways to review your GTD system. You'll learn about what's best to review on a daily, weekly, quarterly, and yearly basis to keep on track and aligned with what's important to you. Includes helpful tips around reviewing projects, action lists, goals, areas of focus, and more.

  • Ep. 131: Too Much To Do

    01/12/2021 Duración: 08min

    David Allen talks about the question, "Is there really too much to do?"

  • Ep. 130: Road to Blackbelt

    22/11/2021 Duración: 01h03min

    From the archives (May 2010): Audio Only version of the third episode in the Road to Black Belt "boot camp" series, where Coaches Meg Edwards & Kelly Forrister take a deep dive into the Review & Do phases of GTD.

  • Ep. 129: In Conversation with Dan Pink

    02/11/2021 Duración: 59min

    From the archives: Listen in as David chats with best-selling author Dan Pink, getting an inside look into his own path, his research and observations about people and the nature of work, and his own use of GTD for managing himself with all of that. Dan is a journalist and the author of Free Agent Nation, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell Is Human (April 2012)

  • Ep. 128: When Is Nice Not Nice

    26/10/2021 Duración: 03min

    David Allen explores how groups that want to foster friendliness can fall into the trap of not making it clear who is accountable for which outcomes. The result is not so nice.

  • Ep. 127: Duct Tape Marketing

    20/10/2021 Duración: 22min

    From the archives: David Allen sits down with John Jantsch from Duct Tape Marketing and talk about Getting Things Done®

  • Ep. 126: You Are Smarter Than Your Mind

    05/10/2021 Duración: 04min

    David Allen offers this reminder that you can be smarter than your mind by capturing, clarifying, and organizing your thoughts.

  • Ep. 125: Capture Into Your In-Tray

    28/09/2021 Duración: 03min

    David Allen talks about capturing into your physical in-tray.    …………………………………………………. ………………………………………………….  #GTD #gettingthingsdone #DavidAllen #GTDpartner #GTDofficial #mindlikewater #FreedomFocusGTD #WeeklyReview

  • Ep 124: Growing Up On GTD®

    22/09/2021 Duración: 11min

    From the archives: David Allen interviews Garrison, the son of a staff member who was coached in GTD® at the age of 10 years old. What happens when someone grows up on GTD®?

  • Ep 123: The GTD® Ecosystem

    15/09/2021 Duración: 13min

    From the archives: A discussion about all of the components that can possibly make up your ideal GTD® system, since there is no one perfect system.

  • Inside Personal Growth Interview

    07/09/2021 Duración: 33min

    From the archives: David talks with Greg Voisen from Inside Personal Growth as they discuss GTD. The topics and conversation have as much value today as they did back then.

  • Ep. 121: The Three Cs of Effective Systems

    01/09/2021 Duración: 05min

    David Allen talks about the three Cs of effective systems -- Consistent, Current, and Context-driven. …………………………………………………. ………………………………………………….  #GTD #gettingthingsdone #DavidAllen #GTDpartner #GTDofficial #mindlikewater #FreedomFocusGTD #WeeklyReview

  • Ep. 120: GTD® and the Phenomenon of List Managers

    25/08/2021 Duración: 24min

    From the archives: Different perspectives on what's good to know and what's good to use when it comes to the abundance of list managers that are now available as GTD becomes more popular.

  • Ep 119: The Power of Naming Things

    17/08/2021 Duración: 05min

    David Allen talks about the apparent, and the more subtle, power of naming things.

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