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Dinner Meeting: Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress Free Productivity

  • Monday, March 18, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Westin-Waltham Hotel, 70 Third Avenue, Waltham, MA


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Jim Lindenthal, Senior Program Manager with NTTDATA, will be presenting an introduction to Getting Things Done (GTD): The Art of Stress Free Productivity, an approach developed by David Allen.  GTD® is the popular shorthand for “Getting Things Done®”, the groundbreaking work-life management system and book by David Allen that transforms personal overwhelm and overload into an integrated system of stress-free productivity.

Sophisticated without being confining, the subtle effectiveness of GTD® lies in its radically common sense notion that with a complete and current inventory of all your commitments, organized and reviewed in a systematic way, you can focus clearly, view your world from optimal angles and make trusted choices about what to do (and not do) at any moment. GTD® embodies an easy, step-by-step and highly efficient method for achieving this relaxed, productive state. It includes:

  • Capturing anything and everything that has your attention.
  • Defining actionable things discretely into outcomes and concrete next steps. Organizing reminders and information in the most streamlined way, in appropriate categories, based on how and when you need to access them.
  • Keeping current and “on your game” with appropriately frequent reviews of the six horizons of your commitments (purpose, vision, goals, areas of focus, projects, and actions).

Jim has been practicing the GTD® approach for a number of years and truly believes that it has helped him be more organized and successful in both his work and overall life goals. 

Important Note: Jim is requesting that meeting participants spend 2 minutes of their time prior to the meeting to visit and get a visual representation of where you currently fit in terms of the two critical elements of self-management – Control and Perspective. This will enhance your experience during the meeting.

About The Presenter: 

Jim Lindenthal has been a consultant with NTTDATA for 20+ years, primarily working in the field within the New England region. Jim first joined NTTDATA as a developer with experience on WANG Computer Systems. During his years at NTTDATA, Jim has been given numerous opportunities to learn and grow his consulting career. He is PMP certified as a Project Manager and is currently engaged at Tufts Health Plan as onsite delivery manager. 

Jim has been practicing the GTD® approach for over 7 years and has found it extremely helpful in managing both work and life responsibilities and goals. Outside of work, Jim is married with three young boys and enjoys cooking, skiing and going on adventures with his family.

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