As a convinced user of the GTD methodology, I feel my life has become more structured - in a good way. I can maintain a clear focus on my priorities and I achieve a lot more than before. This is true for my work but also in my private life. Because GTD frees up resources and time, I have more space for leisure, sports, health and fun!Thomas Leubner
In our professional and private life we sometimes feel increasingly overwhelmed by the abundance of different kind of jobs, tasks and commitments. The GTD methodology helps me to set the right priorities, bring structure in my fast evolving schedule and with that provides me with the desired freedom for being creative, innovative and efficient. For me and my many team members, who participated in GTD courses, it has been a defining learning experience we don’t want to miss at all.Robert Hardt
Thanks again for your valuable training and time given to us, I'm now on track and last weekend I felt the difference, I didn't have to spend time reading my emails, and all actions have been done on Sunday, just enjoyed my time with my family.Mona
When I first heard about Getting Things Done I was a bit skeptical. As a senior leader of a large department with a global remit I thought that I already knew all I needed to know about ‘getting organized’. In many ways that was true, but after the first few hours of coaching it became clear that there was a lot that GTD could offer to raise my game, particularly in terms of helping me to stay focused on things that are important to me in my professional and personal life.Marion Horstmann
When I first moved into a complex international leadership role I started to feel more and more overwhelmed by trying to keep up with too many to-dos, large and small. Worse, I regularly lost track of things I had delegated to my team. When I was introduced to GTD it not only helped me regain a sense of control of what I’m doing, but also to be sure I am aware of all tasks I have asked someone else to handle. That clarity has allowed for proper follow-up with my team.
GTD turned out to be a “life-saver” for me professionally, and after using it consistently for the past five years I still feel it is one of the most effective techniques to achieve my personal and professional goals.
In 2014 I completed the Getting Things Done course offered by Next Action Associates through Siemens Learning Campus. I was already familiar with GTD through the book, but just reading the book was not enough to help me get the system fully integrated into my life.
What the seminar did was to help me identify - and change - my work habits so that I can consistently work more efficiently and effectively. A highlight for me: in one of the exercises in the seminar I was able to get my 2000+ e-mail backlog down to zero.
The best part about implementing GTD has been that I have finally gotten on top of the stress of always feeling like I was missing something. By getting everything out of my head and clearly sorted in one place I was able to significantly reduce my stress levels at work.
I’m still not perfect, but no matter how often I feel like I have fallen behind, I know that I am miles ahead of where I was a few years ago in staying organized and having a clear picture of my goals and actions.
I still struggle every day to make sure I keep up with all of my work, but I now have a systematic approach to get back on top of it all. GTD changed the way I work, and that has changed my life.
I highly recommend it for all of our colleagues. I’ve put many of my direct reports through the training and the common language and way of working has been a real help to us as a team.
I got my inbox to zero again this morning. What a great feeling! GTD is amazing if you stick with it and are patient with yourself.Gillian Saunders
I am so glad that I got the chance to participate in your training last week. You really thrilled me, your stories and GTD inspired me. The training and exercise opened my eyes, made me realize that my private life needed more attention and that certain things went wrong in the past. You gave me new ideas on how to handle things in a different and more structured way. Little by Little I am implementing these new acquired ideas. Highly motivated and ready for action I started into the day on Thursday last week. On Friday my inbox was empty for the first time. I free my mind by sending emails to myself, by "parking" things temporarily in a different place. The lists we have created are very useful to me. And this is only the beginning... I am quite sure that with time I will manage things even better.Britt Schluter