Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity

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By (author) David Allen

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 20mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 21 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0142000280
  • ISBN 13: 9780142000281
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 430

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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 doingFrom 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.

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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 if (contentWritten=="no" && CoreSetId=="0" && SYM=="ACD") { contentWritten="yes"; document.write(""); } else { document.write(""); } if (contentWritten=="no" && CoreSetId=="0" && SYM=="EXC") { contentWritten="yes"; document.write(""); } else { document.write(""); } if (contentWritten=="no" && CoreSetId=="0" && SYM=="REV") { contentWritten="yes"; document.write(""); } else { document.write(""); } if (contentWritten=="no" && CoreSetId=="0" && SYM=="QUE") { contentWritten="yes"; document.write(""); } else { document.write(""); } if (contentWritten=="no" && CoreSetId=="0" && SYM=="NOT") { contentWritten="yes"; document.write(""); } else { document.write(""); } if (contentWritten=="no" && CoreSetId=="0" && SYM=="TAB") { contentWritten="yes"; document.write(""); } else { document.write(""); } Acknowledgments if (contentWritten=="no" && CoreSetId=="50" && SYM=="PRL") { contentWritten="yes"; document.write(""); } else { document.write(""); } if (contentWritten=="no" && CoreSetId=="50" && SYM=="MIS") { contentWritten="yes"; document.write(""); } else { document.write(""); } if (SYM == "SYN") { document.writeln("");} else { document.writeln("");}