Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done : The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 267 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • index
  • 0670899240
  • 9780670899241
  • 50,563

About David Allen

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 more

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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 ofDrive 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 Donedescribes 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"show more

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 Indexshow more