E64: Get More Things Done Efficiently By Capturing, Clarifying, Organizing, Reflecting, and Engaging

David Allen

(Expert in Personal & Organizational Productivity and Time Management and the Bestselling Author of Getting Things Done)

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What are the Recommended Tools to be used in the Process of Capture, Clarify, Organize, Reflect, and Engage Process? How to deal with files or any reference system at home or Office and best tools for Organizing files?

 How to Process the Collected Data or Tasks Efficiently by Taking the Right Action? How to Practice Stress Free Productivity? How to Set Time, Space and Tools?

Video Interview

With English and Arabic Subtitle



David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, Founder and Chairman of the David Allen Company. The David Allen Company is a productivity training and consulting company that provides services designed to increase performance, capacity and aligned execution. They count among their clients some of the world’s most prestigious corporations, including over 40% of Fortune 100 companies.

David Allen is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world’s highest-performing professionals has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the “Top five executive coaches” in the United States, and as one of the “Top 100 thought leaders” by Leadership

Magazine. Fast Company hailed David Allen “One of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his ground-breaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance.

David Allen is the author of three books; the international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (popularly known by the brand shorthand of GTD®), Ready for Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life. Getting Things Done has been a perennial business bestseller since it’s publication in 2001, and is now published in 28 languages. TIME magazine heralded Getting Things Done as “The defining self- help business book of its time.”

GTD has an international following of adopters in corporate enterprises, institutions and entrepreneurs. It has given rise to a thriving GTD industry of websites, blogs and software applications. Internet searches bring up tens of millions of references. David Allen is a rarity in the Twitter world, as one of the few non-celebrities with over a million followers hanging on his informative wit and inspiration. PC Magazine noted him as one of the “Top One Hundred to Follow” on Twitter.

David Allen, the founder and chairman of the David Allen Company, has been

inspiring seminar audiences, coaching and educating individuals and organisations for the last 30 years.

Heralded as a thought leader of personal and organisational productivity, his pioneering research and coaching experience has earned him some prestigious titles: One of the top 5 executive coaches in the United States (Forbes Magazine); One of the ’50 Who Matter Now’ (Business 2.0); One of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity (Fast Company Magazine).

Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. That’s why David Allen created Getting Things Done®. GTD is the WORK-life MANAGEMENT system that has helped countless individuals and organizations bring order to chaos with stress-free productivity.

After decades of in-the-field research and practice of his productivity methods, David wrote the international best-seller Getting Things Done. Published in over 28 languages, TIME magazine heralded it as “the defining self-help business book of its time.”
GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm—instilling focus, clarity, and confidence.

Thirty years consulting, training, and coaching in U.S. and global organizations; author of three books – Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (2001); Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for WORK and Life (2003); and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life (2008)

David broadened the scope of his brain-child, the popular Getting Things Done® methodology, to show millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life, into one that is balanced, integrated and relaxed. It’s appeal stems from its applicability across a myriad of scenarios: the boardroom; the living room; the classroom.

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Interview Questions

  • From studying history to More than 35 different professions before the age 35 from magician, karate teacher, travel agent, salesman, cook, and many others, take us briefly through this journey and how did you become a productivity expert organize our business and life?
  • What are the recommended tools to be used in the process of capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage process?
  • What are the main fundamentals of self management?
  • How to stay focused and in control? And what’s horizontal and vertical focus?
  • How to get perspective?
  • What are the five phases of project planning?
  • How to practice stress free productivity? How to set time, space and tools?
  • How to deal with calendars and best-recommended calendars?
  • How to deal with files or any reference system at home or office and best tools for organizing files?
  • Why our mind is for having ideas, not holding them?
  • The most efficient way to deal with email and when should we check our email and how many times a day?
  •  Manual or digital to do lists, how to keep a to do list that we consistently use?
  • How to process the collected data or tasks efficiently by taking the right action?
  • Explain the power of the next action decision and the power of outcome focusing?
  • How to design an efficient work place experience?
  • How do you use evernote efficiently in terms of organizing the notes, do you use tags, folders, please SHARE with us the most efficient techniques that you use.
  •  How to manage interruptions and commitments efficiently and avoid procrastination?
  • So in conclusion how to make it work in the real work, or how
  • Why getting things done are not about getting things done? What are the five steps or stages that apply order to chaos and you do you structure everything personally in the real world?

    • Last book you published was in 2008, Any plans for a new book?

    Tell us more about your other projects that you are currently working on or planning for the future?

        • SHARE with us some of the tools or software that make you more efficient? and how do you use the  brain and evernote efficiently?

  • What’s your daily life and work routine looks like?
  • What are your other hobbies?
  • What’s long-term success and purpose for David Allen?
  • The most important factors for success in 3 words?
  • What’s the biggest failure moment in your life and what did you learn from it?
  • What are the Top 3 apps that you use on your smart phone?
  • What are the habits that you are trying to develop to stay efficient?
  • What do you do to change your mood when you are depressed?
  • If you have the CHANCE, what would you say to advice your younger self?
  • Do you listen to any music when you work?
  • Do you follow any routine to sleep?
  • What makes you really happy?
  • How people can contact you?