Getting Things Done: How to achieve stress-free productivity

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Little, Brown Book Group, Sep 22, 2011 - 288 pages
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Is your workload overwhelming? Does it just keep mounting up while your stress levels reach fever pitch? In Getting Things Done David Allen teaches you how to keep a clear head, relax and organise your thoughts while implementing the methods that he has introduced at organisations like Microsoft, Lockheed and the US Department of Justice: Learn the 'do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it' principle to empty your in-tray. Handle e-mail, paperwork and unexpected demands in a system of self-management. Plan and progress projects. Reasses goals and stay focused. Apply the two minute rule when deciding what to do now and what to defer. Overcome feelings of anxiety and being overwhelmed. With clear and specific methods and advice, David Allen's tried and trusted formula for business efficiency could transform the way you operate and your experience of work.

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An easy read, and full of good advice. - Goodreads
Good book but (for me) it was hard to read. - Goodreads
Wow, great stuff - a reference book. - Goodreads
Effective at its message and instructions. - Goodreads
Good tips but way too long. - Goodreads
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Review: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

I've read through GTD twice now. It requires steady application but you aren't bound to a set of criteria. I've used many facets of the process combined with others I've learned or created over time. Another tool in the toolbox. Not a blueprint to AI like productivity. Read full review

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User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

It's a bit much like a self-help book, but it has some good insights. I recommend it if you're the kind of person who needs good insights, and an elaborate method for organizing tasks, to overcome procrastination. (I am that kind of person.) Read full review

About the author (2011)

David Allen has had more than twenty years' experience as a management consultant, executive coach, and educator and is the president of David Allen & Co. He has been called one of the world's most influential thinkers on productivity.

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