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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivityby David Allen
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
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
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