Synopses & Reviews
Whether you run your own business or work for someone else, youand#8217;ve probably got a lot on your plate. Unfortunately, much of it may not be all that appetizing. Along with the portion of your work that you truly feel like doing comes a generous helping of things youand#8217;d rather not do. As consultants, Steve Levinson and Chris Cooper have seen countless clients struggleand#151;and often failand#151;to do the many success-producing things they know they should
do but donand#8217;t feel like doing.
The Power to Get Things Done will teach readers how to consistently turn good intentions into action so that they can be as successful as possible in the work they do . . . whether or not they feel like filing tax forms and making follow-up calls. The book offers a host of practical solutions including:
- the correct way to think about and treat good intentions
- the three key principles of following through
- simple but powerful principles and strategies that will make it easy for readers to solve big problems quickly.
18 MINUTES is an intensely smart, insanely readable, and eminently practical guide to boosting our effectiveness and deepening our satisfaction. I've already benefited from the ideas in is book in my own work. So will you.
--Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
Pick this book up and read it. Bregman's wisdom, humility, and ability to tell a great story run through every page of this gem. 18 Minutes is the best blend of a business book and a self-help book I have ever read.
--Robert Sutton, Stanford University Professor and bestselling author of Good Boss, Bad Boss--
Feeling in control of your time is a key element of happiness. In the thoughtful, practical, and often funny 18 MINUTES, Peter Bregman explains how to make sure we have plenty of time to do the things that matter most to us -- so that our lives reflect our true values and priorities.
--Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project --
Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review
columns (which is one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month), 18 MINUTES
clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives.
Bregman works from the premise that the best way to combat constant and distracting interruptions is to create productive distractions of one's own. Based upon a series of short bite-sized chapters, his approach allows us to safely navigate through the constant chatter of emails, text messages, phone calls, and endless meetings that prevent us from focusing our time on those things that are truly important to us.
Mixing first-person insights along with unique case studies, Bregman sprinkles his charming book with pathways which help guide us -- pathways that can get us on the right trail in 18 minutes or less.
About the Author
Steve Levinson, Ph.D.
, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in helping people follow through on their own good intentions.
Chris Cooper is an executive mentor and coach, facilitator/trainer, consultant, and keynote speaker who has personally used and benefited from the principles and strategies revealed in this book. Cooper, whoand#8217;s based in the United Kingdom, created and hosts what may well be the worldand#8217;s most listened-to internet radio show for entrepreneurs and business leaders. Be More. Achieve More. Inspiration for the Entrepreneurial Mindand#160;is accessed up to 100,000 times a month from more than fifty countries.