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Getting Things Done
- Author: David Allen
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In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to: Apply the do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it rule to get your in-box to emptyReassess goals and stay focused in changing situationsPlan projects as well as get them unstuckOvercome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmedFeel fine about what you're not doing
From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.
- David Allen
- The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
- Penguin Books
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Whilst using terms and concepts borrowed from the East one would be inclined to think of this as book about Zen concepts. Getting Things Done offers a system for getting all those to-do lists into a set of work files and action lists all to allow you to focus on the primary goals. It’s only downside would be it still operates from the decidedly Western notion that to get really organized, we should operate all day and night, suffice to say Getting Things Done is pretty good, fun and therapeutic. It starts by taking all unaccounted notes in your workarea that you simply can’t put as junk then the next step is to write down every other to-do and finally, throw the whole lot into the inbox. The next step is where the processing and prioritizing begin. Although there are new terms and sub-terms there is one-page flowchart that you can put up and uses as quick reference. Also of great value is Allen's two-minute rule, if there's anything you absolutely must do that you can do right now in two minutes or less, then do it now, thus freeing up your time and mind tenfold over the long term. Some common sense advise so obvious that most of us completely overlook it to our detriment. Useful read for everyone from CEO’s at the workplace to houseparent’s.
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