This morning I was invited to be a guest speaker at a GTD meetup at The Master's College in Santa Clarita. A group of professionals have been studying David Allen's book, Getting Things Done - The Art of Stress Free Productivity, for the past year and asked if I would be willing to host a GTD Q&A session.
I shared a 5 minute overview of the GTD methodology then took questions. There were a lot of excellent questions about managing lists, what tools to use, and how to work across disparate systems.
The new Legacy Center is an impressive meeting venue. While I teach two classes on campus, I've not spent much time there. What a beautiful facility; it's hard not to feel scholarly.
I consider it a privilege to share what I have learned with a fine group of people dedicated to developing the next generation of students. I wish I had been taught the skills of high performance knowledge work when I was a young student. I'm delighted to help those who are investing in the lives of the next generation and I look forward to the next opportunity to do so.
I think it's wonderful that you are able to challenge people with principles of personal productivity in a ministry context. I've been working with OMF International (formerly the China Inland Mission) for 22 years, after 17 years in the pastorate. I've enjoyed your work through the years, and am delighted that you are able to bring GTD principles to other ministry professionals.
Posted at 03/06/2012 16:02:59 by David Dougherty
Very cool - glad you had the opportunity to do this.
But wow, what an Apple stronghold. And after all the problems caused by fruit in the garden, you'd think they'd be more careful :-)
Posted at 03/06/2012 23:54:15 by Michael Sampson
Thanks, David. I appreciate the encouragement.
Posted at 03/27/2012 8:33:10 by Eric Mack
Indeed, many Apples all over the garden. ;-)
Posted at 03/27/2012 8:33:40 by Eric Mack
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