Getting Things Done: The art of stress-free productivity

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Penguin Random House Australia, Mar 25, 2015 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
David Allen's Getting Things Done was hailed as 'the definitive business self-help book of the decade' (Time) when it was first published almost fifteen years ago, and ' GTD' has since become shorthand for an entire culture of personal organization that offers to change the way people work and live.

Now the veteran coach and management consultant has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with new perspectives on today's workplace and incorporating new data that validates his timeless admonition that 'your hear is for having ideas – not for holding them!'

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 organised can we achieve effective results and unleash our creative potential.

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done will teach you to:

*Capture Everything: Free your mind by jotting down every task or idea, ensuring you never feel overwhelmed by forgotten responsibilities.

*Clarify and Apply: Learn to break down tasks using the 'do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it' rule, turning an overflowing inbox into a source of clarity and direction.

*Organise and Reassess: Master the art of categorizing and scheduling tasks, allowing you to adapt and refocus as situations change

*Reflect and Unstick: Dive into routine reviews and strategies to move past stalled projects, giving you confidence even when faced with confusion or anxiety

*Engage with Peace: Tackle tasks head-on and gain the emotional resilience to feel fine about what you're not doing

Whether you're drowning in a sea of tasks or seeking clarity in an age of digital distractions, Getting Things Done offers a revitalised approach to productivity, demonstrating that by mastering the art of organising and clarifying your thoughts, you can unlock a world of creativity and efficiency — ultimately achieving more with greater peace of mind.

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About the author (2015)

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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