Making it All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life

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Penguin, 2008 - Business & Economics - 305 pages
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The long-awaited follow-up to the New York Timesbestseller Getting Things Done.

David Allen’s Getting Things Donehit a nerve and ignited a movement with businesses, students, soccer moms, and techies all the way from Silicon Valley to Europe and Asia. Now, David Allen leads the world on a new path to achieve focus, control, and perspective. Throw out everything you know about productivity-- Making It All Workwill make life and work a game you can win. For those who have already experienced the clarity of mind from reading Getting Things Done, Making It All Workwill take the process to the next level.

David Allen shows us how to excel in dealing with our daily commitments, the unexpected, and the information overload that threatens to drown us. Making It All Workprovides an instantly usable, success-building tool kit for staying ahead of the game.

Making It All Workaddresses: how to figure out where you are in life and what you need; how to be your own consultant and a CEO of your life; moving from hope to trust in decision-making; when not to set goals; harnessing intuition, spontaneity, and serendipity; and why life is like business and business is like life.

This eagerly awaited follow-up to Getting Things Doneis guaranteed to find an audience in today’s competitive business environment and among David Allen’s many fans.
 

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Contents

j The ID phenomenon
14
Making It Ml Work the Process
49
The Fundamentals of SelfManagement
60
Capturing
76
Clarifving 103
127
Reflecting
161
Engaging
170
Applving This to Life and Work
193
Areas
227
Goals
235
Vision
241
Purpose
249
Grades Gardens Revisited
261
In closing
283
Natural Planning Model
290
Workflow Processing and Organizing
296

n Getting Perspective
200
Next Actions
209

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David Allen is the internationally bestselling author of Getting Things Done and Ready for Anything. He is the chairman and founder of the David Allen Company, a global management and consulting company, widely recognized as the worldÂ's leading authority in developing personal and organization capacity. In the past twenty years, he has developed and implemented productivity improvement programs for more than a million professionals and has been instrumental in assisting some of the worldÂ's most premier companies to get things done. His clients include many Fortune Global 1000 corporations and government agencies.

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