Getting Things Done: How to achieve stress-free productivity

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Little, Brown Book Group, Sep 22, 2011 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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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Enjoyed this book, found it useful.....
A lot of the advice in this book amounts to common sense. When you think about it. Which, in my experience, a lot of people don't either because they haven't
got the time, or because they just don' t think that way, and that is exactly why there is a need for books such as this. I have read the book twice now as the first time I found it a bit wordy and struggled to get my head round it all. The second time has been much better and I have 'got it'. I have begun to put the principles into action and reduce the amount of procrastination I am prone to. I think it will take a while to hone my personal take on GTD before I find the best way to implement it that works specifically for me. I would advise anyone that it will take time and the process of implementation is likely to be somewhat amorphous. What might work the first time around, may need to be developed into different ways and processes until it works for you as you want. I would certainly recommend the book. 

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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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