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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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Make work simple by using the tools and tactics that are right for you

Your time is under attack. You just canand#8217;t get enough done. You find yourself wondering where the hours go. Youand#8217;ve tried every time-management system you can get your hands onand#151;and theyand#8217;ve only succeeded in making your work more complicated.

Sound familiar?

If you sometimes feel you spend more time managing your productivity than doing actual work, itand#8217;s time for a change. In Work Simply, renowned productivity expert Carson Tate offers a step-by-step guide to making work simple again by using the style that works best for you.

Tate has helped thousands of men and women better manage their time and become more productive. Her success owes partly to the realization that most of us fit into one of four distinct productivity styles: Arrangers, who think about their projects in terms of the people involved; Prioritizers, who are the definition of and#147;goal-orientedand#8221;; Visualizers, who possess a unique ability to comprehend the big picture; and Planners, who live for the details.

In this book, youand#8217;ll learn

  • How to identify your own productivity style as well as the styles of those around youand#151;bosses, coworkers, staff, and family.
  • How to select your and#147;tools of the tradeand#8221; to maximize your effectiveness, from the style of pen you use to the way you decorate your office.
  • When face-to-face conversations are more effective than e-mailsand#151;and vice versa.
  • What it takes to lead the perfect meeting.
  • Why a messy desk is right for some, but a disaster for othersand#151;and how to tell.

After reading Work Simply, youand#8217;ll come away with a productivity system that truly and fundamentally fits youand#151;and youand#8217;ll never feel overwhelmed again.

Synopsis:

In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. Veteran coach and management consultant David Allen recognizes that time management is useless the minute your schedule is interrupted; setting priorities isn't relevant when your e-mail is down; procrastination solutions won't help if your goals aren't clear. Instead, Allen shares with readers the proven methods he has already introduced in seminars and at top organizations across the country. The key to Getting Things Done? Relaxation.

Allen's premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity. His seamless system teaches us how to identify, track, and-most important-choose the next action on all our tasks, commitments, and projects and thus master all the demands on our time while unleashing our creative potential. The book's stylish, dynamic design makes it easy to follow Allen's tips, examples, and inspiration to achieve what we all seek-energy, focus, and relaxed control.

Synopsis:

In this guide to better time management, Allen shares with readers the proven methods he has already introduced in seminars and at top organizations across the country. The book's stylish design makes it easy to follow Allen's tips and examples to achieve energy, focus, and relaxed control.

About the Author

David Allen is president of The David Allen Company and has more than twenty years experience as a consultant and executive coach for such organizations as Microsoft, the Ford Foundation, L.L.Bean, and the World Bank. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, Atlantic Monthly, O, and many other publications.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Welcome to Getting Things Done

Part 1: The Art of Getting Things Done

Chapter 1: A New Practice for a New Reality

Chapter 2: Getting Control of Your Life: The Five Stages of Mastering Workflow

Chapter 3: Getting Projects Creatively Under Way: The Five Phases of Project Planning

Part 2: Practicing Stress-Free Productivity

Chapter 4: Getting Started: Setting Up the Time, Space, and Tools

Chapter 5: Collection: Corralling Your "Stuff"

Chapter 6: Processing: Getting "In" to Empty

Chapter 7: Organizing: Setting Up the Right Buckets

Chapter 8: Reviewing: Keeping Your System Functional

Chapter 9: Doing: Making the Best Action Choices

Chapter 10: Getting Projects Under Control

Part 3: The Power of the Key Principles

Chapter 11: The Power of the Collection Habit

Chapter 12: The Power of the Next-Action Decision

Chapter 13: The Power of Outcome Focusing

Conclusion

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670899241
Author:
Allen, David
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam
Author:
Tate, Carson
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Time management
Subject:
Business Life - Health/Stress
Subject:
Self-management
Subject:
Self-management (psychology)
Subject:
Careers - General
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Business; Time management
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
95-2
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Tables and halftones
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,

In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. Veteran coach and management consultant David Allen recognizes that time management is useless the minute your schedule is interrupted; setting priorities isn't relevant when your e-mail is down; procrastination solutions won't help if your goals aren't clear. Instead, Allen shares with readers the proven methods he has already introduced in seminars and at top organizations across the country. The key to Getting Things Done? Relaxation.

Allen's premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity. His seamless system teaches us how to identify, track, and-most important-choose the next action on all our tasks, commitments, and projects and thus master all the demands on our time while unleashing our creative potential. The book's stylish, dynamic design makes it easy to follow Allen's tips, examples, and inspiration to achieve what we all seek-energy, focus, and relaxed control.

"Synopsis" by , In this guide to better time management, Allen shares with readers the proven methods he has already introduced in seminars and at top organizations across the country. The book's stylish design makes it easy to follow Allen's tips and examples to achieve energy, focus, and relaxed control.
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