Getting Things Done by David Allen audiobook

Getting Things Done: The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity

By David Allen
Read by David Allen

Simon & Schuster Audio
2.79 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780743561327

In today's world of exponentially increased communication and responsibility, yesterday's methods for staying on top just don't work. Veteran management consultant and trainer David Allen recognizes that "time management" is useless the minute your schedule is interrupted; "setting priorities" isn't relevant when your email is down; "procrastination solutions" won't help if your goals aren't clear. Allen's premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity and unleash our creative potential. He teaches us how to: Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box empty Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed Feel fine about what you're not doing From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work -- and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

In today's world of exponentially increased communication and responsibility, yesterday's methods for staying on top just don't work.

Veteran management consultant and trainer David Allen recognizes that "time management" is useless the minute your schedule is interrupted; "setting priorities" isn't relevant when your email is down; "procrastination solutions" won't help if your goals aren't clear.
Allen's premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity and unleash our creative potential. He teaches us how to:
  • Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box empty
  • Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
  • Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed
  • Feel fine about what you're not doing

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work -- and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Getting Things Done…offers help building the new mental skills needed in an age of multitasking and overload.” Wall Street Journal
“David Allen's methods are key to survival in today's chaotic business climate.”  Patricia Seybold, author of Customer.com
“A true skeptic of most management fixes, I have to say David’s program is a winner!”  Joline Godfrey, author of Our Wildest Dreams
“One of the most influential thinkers on productivity. ” Fast Company
“If you've tried other time managers and still feel harried, take a minute to check this one out.” Entreprenuer
“Commonsense advice…most of us completely overlook…much to our detriment.” Amazon.com review
“David Allen brings new clarity to the power of purpose, the essential nature of relaxation, and deceptively simple guidelines for getting things done. He employs extensive experience, personal stories, and his own recipe for simplicity, speed, and fun.”  Frances Hasselbein, chairman, board of governors, The Drucker Foundation 
“Anyone who reads this book can apply this knowledge and these skills in their lives for immediate results.”  Stephen P. Magee, chaired professor of business and economics, University of Texas at Austin
Getting Things Done describes an incredibly practical process that can help busy people regain control of their lives. It can help you be more successful. Even more important, it can help you have a happier life!”  Marshall Goldsmith, coeditor, The Leader of the Future and Coaching for Leadership
“Provides insights into attaining maximum efficiency and at the same time relaxing whenever one needs or wants to. ” Booklist

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Author Bio: David Allen

Author Bio: David Allen

David Allen is an internationally successful author, lecturer, and founder and chairman of the David Allen Company, a management consulting, coaching, and training company. His two books, Getting Things Done and Ready for Anything, were both bestsellers. He is a popular keynote speaker on the topics of personal and organizational effectiveness.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 2.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English