An accessible, practical, step-by-step how-to guide that supplements Getting Things Done by providing the details, the how-to's, and the practices to apply GTD more fully and easily in daily life
The incredible popularity of Getting Things Done revealed people's need to take control of their own productivity with a system that reduces the stress of staying on top of it all. Around the world hundreds of certified trainers and coaches are engaged full time in teaching the process, supported by a grassroots movement of Meetup groups, LinkedIn groups, Facebook groups, podcasts, blogs and dozens of apps based on it. While Getting Things Done remains the definitive way to gain perspective over work and create the mental space for creativity and mindfulness, The Getting Things Done Workbook enhances the original by providing an accessible guide to the GTD methodology in workbook form.
The workbook divides the process into small, manageable segments to allow for easier learning and doing. Each chapter identifies a challenge the reader may be facing--such as being overwhelmed by too many to-do lists, a messy desk, or email overload--and explains the GTD concept to address. The lessons can be learned and implemented in almost any order, and whichever is adopted will provide immediate benefits. This handy instructional manual will give both seasoned GTD users and newcomers alike clear action steps to take to reach a place of sustained efficiency.
“I am a devout, card-carrying GTD believer…. The entire approach has boosted not only my productivity but also my wider well-being. But what amazes me just as much is how deeply GTD has taken hold around the world…. This is a genuine movement.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive
“Getting Things Done offers help building the new mental skills needed in an age of multitasking and overload.”
—Sue Shellenbarger, The Wall Street Journal
“I recently attended David’s seminar on getting organized, and after seeing him in action I have hope…. David Allen’s seminar was an eye-opener.”
—Stewart Alsop, Fortune
“The Bible of business and personal productivity.”
About the Authors:
David Allen is an international best-selling author who is widely recognized as the world's leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. Time magazine called his flagship book, Getting Things Done, "the definitive business self-help book of the decade."
Brandon Hall founded the Brandon Hall Group, a research and analyst firm, in 1995. He has worked as a consultant, researcher, writer, and speaker; is the author of Web-Based Training Cookbook; and has written for Forbes and US News and World Report. He has advised many organizations, including IBM, Apple, GE, Kraft, Cisco, Exxon, 3M, Microsoft, and the Department of Defense.