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
Reference material in a good way! - Goodreads
Well, the basic premise, of course, is great. - Goodreads
The writing is also not engaging. - Goodreads
Effective at its message and instructions. - Goodreads

Review: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

User Review  - Larry Kollar - Goodreads

GTD, as abbreviation-prone 'netters like to call it, is easily the most relevant book on personal organization and productivity I've read. It's much more applicable to non-management types than Covey ... Read full review

Review: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

User Review  - Katy - Goodreads

Various other sources (podcasts I listen to, etc.) frequently refer to GTD so I figured I should go to the primary source. Definitely has some useful tips that I will be incorporating into my existing processes, but I'm not sure it's worthy of the cult-like following it has acquired. Read full review

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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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