Author bio

David Allen

David Allen - book author

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David Allen is a productivity consultant who is best known as the creator of the Getting Things Done time management method. He is the founder of the David Allen Company, which is focused on productivity, action management and executive coaching. His Getting Things Done method is part of his coaching efforts. He was also one of the founders of Actioneer, Inc., a company specializing in productivity tools for the Palm Pilot.

David Allen is the author of books: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done, Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life, Getting Things Done for Teens: Take Control of Your Life in a Distracting World, GTD Life with David Allen, The Getting Things Done Workbook, Getting Things Done With Work Life Balance, GTD Weekly Review, GTD Managing Projects, GTD: Three Days to Clarity

Author books

In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to:

* Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty
* Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
* Plan projects as well as get them unstuck
* Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed
* Feel fine about what you're not doing

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.
In his bestselling first book, Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen presented his breakthrough methods to increase efficiency. Now "the personal productivity guru" (Fast Company) shows readers how to increase their ability to work better, not harder every day. Based on Allen's highly popular e-newsletter, Ready for Anything offers readers 52 ways to immediately clear your head for creativity, focus your attention, create structures that work, and take action to get things moving.

With wit, inspiration, and know-how, Allen shows readers how to make things happen with less effort and stress, and lots more energy, creativity, and effectiveness. Ready for Anything is the perfect book for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.

The long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Getting Things Done.

David Allen’s Getting Things Done hit a nerve and ignited a movement with businesses, students, soccer moms, and techies all the way from Silicon Valley to Europe and Asia. Now, David Allen leads the world on a new path to achieve focus, control, and perspective. Throw out everything you know about productivity-- Making It All Work will make life and work a game you can win. For those who have already experienced the clarity of mind from reading Getting Things Done, Making It All Work will take the process to the next level.

David Allen shows us how to excel in dealing with our daily commitments, the unexpected, and the information overload that threatens to drown us. Making It All Work provides an instantly usable, success-building tool kit for staying ahead of the game.

Making It All Work addresses: how to figure out where you are in life and what you need; how to be your own consultant and a CEO of your life; moving from hope to trust in decision-making; when not to set goals; harnessing intuition, spontaneity, and serendipity; and why life is like business and business is like life.

This eagerly awaited follow-up to Getting Things Done is guaranteed to find an audience in today’s competitive business environment and among David Allen’s many fans.
An adaptation of the business classic for a new generation--a guidebook to help teens create a fruitful and effective future

Getting Things Done has been translated into dozens of languages and sold over a million copies, establishing itself as one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate in personal organization. Getting Things Done for Teens offers a fresh take on David Allen's classic by adapting it for the next generation. Framing life as a game to be played, it offers simple methods that teens can use to win.

The essential how-to manual for stress-free productivity, Getting Things Done for Teens will not only help modern kids navigate the unprecedented amount of "stuff" that enters their lives each day, but also give them a set of tools so that they can gain momentum and confidently take on whatever comes their way.
The GTD Weekly Review Audio set features David Allen & his senior coaching team diving into this critical phase of GTD. Over 2 1/2 hours of expert coaching advice to support you in this key GTD practice.

Topics covered in this set include:
- Coaching on what to do to get clear, current & creative
- Advice on the common issues and challenges they see in their coaching
- Tips on making the Review phase a habit
- Customizing the Review to work for you
- A Guided Weekly Review to give you a a hands on experience in doing one yourself
David Allen and his senior staff share the GTD best practices and models for seamlessly managing your projects. Bonus materials include a rich set of PDF handouts and the GTD® Live recording of David leading you through the Natural Planning Model®. 6 CD set elegantly packaged in 2 tri-fold sleeves for easy storage. Over 5 hours of audio.
How to get control of all the open loops in your life that are tugging on your psyche, draining your energy and standing in the way of you accomplishing more important things you want.