Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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Format
Hardcover
Price
$26.00
 
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780670899241
  • 288 Pages
  • Viking
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

Written by: David Allen

Praise

“I am a devout, card-carrying GTD true believer. . . . The entire approach has boosted not only my productivity but also my wider well-being. But what amazes me just as much is how deeply GTD has taken hold around the world. . . . This is a genuine movement.”
—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive

Getting Things Done offers help building the new mental skills needed in an age of multitasking and overload.”
Sue Shellenbarger, The Wall Street Journal

“I recently attended David’s seminar on getting organized, and after seeing him in action I have hope. . . . David Allen’s seminar was an eye-opener.”
Stewart Alsop, Fortune

“Allen drops down from high-level philosophizing to the fine details of time management. Take a minute to check this one out.”
Mark Henricks, Entrepreneur

“David Allen’s productivity principles are rooted in big ideas . . . but they’re also eminently practical.”
Keith H. Hammonds, Fast Company

“David Allen brings new clarity to the power of purpose, the essential nature of relaxation, and deceptively simple guidelines for getting things done. He employs extensive experience, personal stories, and his own recipe for simplicity, speed, and fun.”
Frances Hesselbein, chairman, board of governors, Leader to Leader Institute

“Anyone who reads this book can apply this knowledge and these skills in their lives for immediate results.”
Stephen P. Magee, chaired professor of business and economics, University of Texas at Austin

“A true skeptic of most management fixes, I have to say David’s program is a winner!”
Joline Godfrey, CEO, Independent Means, Inc., and author of Our Wildest Dreams 

Getting Things Done describes an incredibly practical process that can help busy people regain control of their lives. It can help you be more successful. Even more important, it can help you have a happier life!”
Marshall Goldsmith, coeditor, The Leader of the Future and Coaching for Leadership

“WARNING: Reading Getting Things Done can be hazardous to your old habits of procrastination. David Allen’s approach is refreshingly simple and intuitive. He provides the systems, tools, and tips to achieve profound results.”
Carola Endicott, director, Quality Resources, New England Medical Center 

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

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