Lars Rothschild Henriksen

Lars er certificeret Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue Trainer, Getting Things Done® (GTD) Master Trainer og coach og står for Vital Learning i Danmark.

79. Using GTD As A Project Manager – Interview With Carsten Nielsen

“Project Management is the facilitation of GTD for project teams” – that’s the starting point for Carsten Nielsen, certified GTD trainer for Vital Learning in Denmark and a project management teacher and expert.
In this episode, Lars interviews Carsten to learn more about the intersection between GTD and project management:
– What systems Carsten uses, both personally and with teams
– How he uses GTD as a project manager
– How he shares GTD and uses it e.g. in productive meetings

77. Investor Morten Klein and GTD

Morten Klein is a Norwegian Investor, Business owner, husbond and father and he loves Getting Things Done.
Morten learned early on that if you don’t control all the things you want to do they will control you.
How did learning about Horizon of Focus change Mortens relationship with his family, and with his company? And why did he stand up a board meeting because of a date he made with his grand child? Morten also shares how he turns his work on an off.

76. Tools Check – In 2022

t’s time for another Tools Check-In episode!
We did an episode on this topic in 2021 – what does Morten and Lars use today? In this episode we cover:
– Hardware devices
– Capture tools
– Email, calendar, reference and miscellaneous including automations
..and much more! And we’d love to hear from you – what are your favorite tools/tips/automations?

74. OKR And GTD with Jørn Arild Andenæs

n this episode Morten interviews Jørn Arild Andenæs from GEODATA in Norway.
Jørn Arild has been working in the intersection of Getting Things Done® (GTD) and Objectives & Key Results (OKR) and her shares his insights. Who better to shed some light on this interesting subject?
Jørn Arild is also the lead of the largest GTD group in the world. Nearing 1000 members the group offers a free community for learning from peers in Norwegian: The Oslo GTD Gathering:

73. Managing Complex Projects

Do you have an example of a using GTD in more complex projects?
This episode is officially a listener questions episode, but the primary conversation dives into the launch of Vital Learning! The new company in the Nordics offering not only GTD but also other great Crucial Learning properties, which we really look forward to.

72. Back From Vacation

We’re back from vacation!
And in this episode, Morten and Lars recap their vacations from a GTD perspective, including
– How did it go with “The full Lars”, i.e. staying offline from email (hint: Not as planned)
– How did they use GTD during their vacations
– What do they do to get back up to full speed after their breaks
..and much more! We’re happy to be back after the summer break and hope our reflections help your future breaks.

71. GTD And Your Summer Holiday

How do you set yourself up for a great vacation?
In this listener episode, Morten and Lars walk you through how they prepare and engage with the GTD system in relation to vacations. They’ll cover topics before and during the vacation, such as:
– Strategies for calendar management
– Tips for setting Out of Office-mails
– Their differences in email handling during the vacation

69. Managing Recurring Projects

How do you manage recurring projects?
In this episode, Morten and Lars will walk you through:
– How Areas of Focus might be mixed up with recurring projects
– How you go about building checklists for recurring projects
– How they both use checklists for recurring projects in their systems, Apple Notes/Omnifocus and Todoist/OneNote
..and much more! You may want to watch this one (YouTube links below) as Morten shows his approach.

68. Listener Questions: A Lightfooted Hand on Your System!

How would you organize huge amounts of project information?
In this episode, Morten and Lars picked 3 different listener questions covering various aspects of GTD:
– How would you organize information from building a hospital from the ground up?
– Can you move next actions to the Someday/Maybe list?
– Would you use one or two systems, when you recognize that your personal system will sometimes suffer, when things are busy at work?

67. Path To GTD Mastery

What are the different levels in practicing GTD?
Listen to this episode to learn more about the different levels, including:
– The different stages of learning and implementing GTD
– The perspective of the 5 I’s for understanding where you are in your GTD implementation
– More tips on the GTD® Practitioner Competency Evaluation from episode 22
..and much more!

66. Hybrid Meetings Survival Guide

What are best practices for hybrid meetings?
Listen to this episode to learn more about Morten and Lars’ best practices for hybrid meetings, including:
– How you might want to reorganize your next hybrid meeting
– How it might be helpful to have the meeting leader be a virtual participant
– Why you might want to check in with virtual participants before the physical ones

64. Simplify Your GTD

Is your GTD too complex? Or too simple?
Listen to this episode to hear Morten and Lars dive into this topic, including:
– Are your lists attracting or repelling you?
– How could you perhaps simplify your lists and their content
– How e.g. your Areas of Focus can support simplifying your next actions lists

63. Worries – how can GTD help?

How do you deal with worries from a GTD perspective?
You might be worrying about some of the things going on in the world, so in this episode, Morten and Lars look at this topic including:
– A practical tip on worries from Finnish GTD® Coach and Trainer Jukka Backman
– A personal story from Morten that helped him put things into perspective

62. Changing Your Habits

What are habits and how do they impact your GTD practice?

Listen to this episode to hear Morten and Lars’ takes on this topic, including:
– Diving into what habits consist of
– How habits impact each of the 5 steps in GTD
– Book tips for learning more about habits!

61. Best practices for working from home

What are good things to reflect on when working from home?

Listen to this episode to learn Morten and Lars’ tips on working from home, including:
– The components in a good work-from-home cockpit
– What parts of your system might need to be adjusted to this new reality
– How you might want to support your mind in shifting from home to work-mode and vice versa
..and much more!

60. Great meetings with GTD

What does a great meeting look like from a GTD perspective?

Listen to this episode to learn Morten and Lars’ experiences and perspectives when it comes to good meetings, including:
– The basic building blocks of a good meeting
– Tips on meeting notes
– How you (or others) might be multitasking in meetings, thereby significantly decreasing the meeting productivity.

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