GTD is a set of tools which include the 5 GTD steps


Collect what has your attention

Write, record, or gather any and everything that has your attention into a collection tool. Use an In-tray, notepad, or voice recorder to capture 100% of everything that has your attention. Little, big, personal and professional – all your to-dos, projects, things to handle or finish.


Process what it means

Take everything that you capture and ask: is it actionable? If no, then trash it, incubate it, or file it as reference. If yes, decide the very next action required and project (if more than one action is required). If it will take less than two minutes, do it now. If not delegate it if you can or put in on your next action list to do when you can.


Put it where it belongs

Put action reminders on the right lists. Create lists for the appropriate categories for example calls to make, errands to run, emails to send, etc.


Review frequently

Look over your lists as often as necessary to determine what to do next. Do a weekly review to clean up, update your lists, and clear your mind.


Simply do

Use your trusted system to make action decisions with confidence and clarity.

You can learn more
from the books

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organisation. GTD is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organisational tools, seminars and offshoots.

You can get the David Allen’s updated edition of the international best seller Getting Things Done: the art of stress-free productivity. The book provides detailed overviews, examples and coaching advice to get your system up and running with perspectives on today’s new workplace. It also contains materials on the rise of digital technology in our always-on world, and recent cognitive science research that validates the GTD methodology. Expand further your GTD knowledge and skills by reading the other David Allen’s books available online, Making It All Work, Ready for Anything and Getting Things Done Workbook.

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You can enrol in the GTD Workshops

The David Allen Academy designed three courses to guide you along the entire Path of GTD Mastery.

The series of MQA Approved courses is designed to improve both individual and organisational results, and provides the best in classroom and online instruction. The series offers three instructional courses and a comprehensive set of follow-up sessions to support learners in achieving success with their full implementation of the Getting Things Done methodology.


The Level 1 Course focuses on the fundamentals, giving you the critical principles and techniques for gaining and staying in control, day-to-day. The key objective in Level 1 is stability.


The Level 2 Course will give you the tools to define and manage your complete inventory of multi-step outcomes within your integrated life management system, providing control and appropriate focus, week-to-week. The key objective in Level 2 is clarity.


The Level 3 Course teaches you a dynamic model for clarifying and aligning commitments, values, and interests at all levels, joining vision with action and execution. The key objective in Level 3 is coherence.


What is Mindmarker and why does GTD use it?

Mindmarker is an advanced learning reinforcement program that helps corporate learning team deliver training that employees retain and apply in their job. The technology used delivers messages to learners throughout their learning journey in order to prepare them for training, reinforce knowledge, and measure learning retention. Training programs that use Mindmarker are 4x more likely to change behavior, which is why over 100 of the largest companies in the world use Mindmarker for their most critical learning initiatives. This is why GTD uses it too…

Mindmarker helps learners to develop the GTD habit by regularly nudging them with bite-sized knowledge, questionnaires, and videos. This will support the learners in developing sustainable GTD practice.


Implementation Workshop

The Installation and Implementation workshop is a dynamic way to apply what you have learnt in the Fundamentals Course.

You will setup your GTD system in a list manager of your choice and start applying what you learnt on day 1 of the course.


GTD Workflow Coaching

One-to-one GTD coaching can be one of the most powerful experiences for those looking to learn and implement the Getting Things Done methodology.

What’s included?

  • One-to-one sessions with a certified GTD coach
  • Installation of your “trusted organisational system”
  • Understanding the Five Steps of Mastering Workflow
  • Best practices for calendar and email management
  • Creating a complete inventory of your projects
  • Understanding the six-level model for reviewing your commitments, from the most tactical to the longest-term and most strategic
  • Best practices for prioritisation

You can get
GTD Coaching

Establishing your personal GTD system

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