Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Getting Things Done
Illustration by Neil Webb

Getting Things Done

with David Allen

Video: Welcome

Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to surf on top of

Watch this entire course now —plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
Getting Things Done
47m 9s Appropriate for all May 22, 2014

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

Join author and world-renowned productivity and time management expert David Allen as he walks you through his five-step process for Getting Things Done. He'll show you how to stay on top of your work and avoid feeling buried by it, while carving out space in your life to do more meaningful things. Learn how to capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage with tasks that are demanding your attention, and come away with a clear head and a clear focus.

Subjects:
Business Productivity Business Skills
Author:
David Allen

Welcome

Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to surf on top of your world and your work instead of feel frustrated or buried or overwhelmed by it? You know, these days with the world coming at us as fast as it is, with so much information, so much connectivity, 24-seven. It's really necessary that we get space, and room, to be able to do the things that are meaningful to us without being distracted, or without being overwhelmed or confused. It's possible to actually do that.

I'm David Allen and I've spent the last 30 years researching the best practices and have developed a methodology known as getting things done. It basically includes very simple steps to capture things that have your attention, clarify exactly what they mean, organize them appropriately so I can step back and reflect and review. On the whole nature of my world and my work and its commitments, so that then I can make good intuitive trusted choices about how do I focus, what am I doing, minute to minute, day to day.

And all of these steps lead you to the final step of being able to engage with your world in meaningful ways with a clear head and clear focus. It's easy to do. Let's get started.

There are currently no FAQs about Getting Things Done.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Getting Things Done.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.