Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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Penguin, Dec 31, 2002 - 288 pages
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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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An easy read, and full of good advice. - Goodreads
Good book but (for me) it was hard to read. - Goodreads
Reference material in a good way! - Goodreads
It was a quick read and I loved the premise. - Goodreads
I do have to say, the writing is not the best. - Goodreads
Some good tips, but mostly common sense stuff. - Goodreads

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The entire book can be summed up by a PDF. This was pretty much worthless grandstanding and a cash grab. Read full review

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Started reading this book some time back, and is not finished yet ! Took too long, I dislike the fact that David Allen is not very organized on the book, and it's very easy to forget everything you ... Read full review

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Contents

A New Practice for a New Reality
3
Getting Projects Creatively Under
54
Practicing StressFree Productivity
83
System Functional
181
Action Choices
191
The Power of the Collection Habit
225
The Power of the NextAction
236
The Power of Outcome Focusing
249
Conclusion
257
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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.

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