Getting Things Done
Completely updated and revised. Are emails keeping you in the office late at night? Is your desk overflowing with things to read and process? Are you overwhelmed by loose ends and unfinished projects? Do you despair of finding time to concentrate on the bigger picture? This book offers powerful, practical strategies for vastly increasing your organisation, efficiency and creativity - in work and life. Personal productivity expert David Allen shows how to cut through the clutter in your mind, on your desk and on your PC to get a lot more done with a lot less effort. Empty your 'to do' list out of your head and into a fail-safe systemFeel fine about what you're not doingMaster the essential two-minute ruleThis book will transform the way you work - and the way you experience work.
Ready For Anything
David Allen, 'the guru of personal productivity' (Fast Company Magazine) and author of the business bestseller GETTING THINGS DONE, inspires us to work better, not harder, in his new book, READY FOR ANYTHING. Offering over 50 productivity principles to help you clear your head and focus, READY FOR ANYTHING enables you to identify what drives you, what holds you back and how to be ready for anything. With motivational insights and inspirational quotes, READY FOR ANYTHING shows readers how to make things happen with less effort, stress and inefficiency, and lots more energy, creativity and clarity. This is the perfect inspirational and motivational book for anyone wanting to work and live at their very best.
The Procrastinator s Guide to Getting Things Done
Everyone waits till the last minute sometimes. But many procrastinators pay a significant price, from poor job performance to stress, financial problems, and relationship conflicts. Fortunately, just as anyone can endlessly delay, anyone can learn how to stop! Cognitive-behavioral therapy expert Monica Ramirez Basco shows exactly how in this motivating guide. Dr. Basco peppers the book with easy-to-relate-to examples from "recovering procrastinators"--including herself. Inviting quizzes, exercises, and practical suggestions help you: *Understand why you procrastinate.*Start with small changes that lead to big improvements.*Outsmart your own delaying tactics.*Counteract self-doubt and perfectionism.*Build crucial skills for getting things done today.
Larry Bossidy is one of the world's most acclaimed CEOs, with a track record for delivering results that has few peers. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others not. The result is the book people in business need today. One with a highly practical framework for closing the gap between results promised and results delivered. After a long, stellar career with GE, Larry Bossidy became CEO of Allied Signal and transformed it into one of the world's most admired companies. Accomplishments like 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13% or more don't just happen. They result from consistent practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link the three core processes of any business together: people, strategy and operations.
Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge Large Print 16pt
Offers practical, straightforward advice that people at all levels can use to be more effective in their daily work and life Bellman's informal writing style and long experience combine to create a book that is as fun to read as it is practical to use. You are not in charge and you want to make a difference: that is the dilemma. You may not know who is in charge in today's changing, temporary, and virtual organizations, but you know you are not! You are searching for ways to contribute through the work you do and gain some personal satisfaction in the process. This book can help you do just that. In this new edition of his classic book, Geoff Bellman shows readers how to make things happen in any organization regardless of their formal position. The new edition has been written for a wider audience, including people in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, paid and volunteer workers, managers and individual contributors, contract and freelance workers. More than seventy percent of the material is brand new, including new examples, new chapters, new exercises, and much more. Bellman shows how to use his ''Getting Things Done'' model to accomplish great things right now, right where you are. Getting Things Done When You Are Not In Charge offers proven, practical techniques for Enlisting key people in your cause Gaining the support of decision-makers for initiating change Making a greater impact on the organization Taking the right risks at the right time with the right people Creating rewards for yourself through the work you do Dealing with organizational politics and power, and Getting more of what you want out of your work life. Bellman offers straightforward methods that can increase your organizational effectiveness and your individual happiness. Getting Things Done When You Are Not In Charge will help you discover new ways to contribute and succeed.
The Truth About Getting Things Done
The Truth About Getting Things Done pulls together the most powerful 'truths' that encourage you to focus on doing what is really necessary. The 'truth by truth' format is in short and easy to digest chapters that make it quick and easy to find the advice that will make all the difference to your productivity. The Truth About Getting Things Done combines the success principles provided by many motivational books, as well as the practical ideas and tools for getting things done provided by time management books. This book will inspire you to take action with it's practical insights, ideas and examples. Once you have started to get things done, you will learn how to both build and maintain a high level of motivation. Part of The Truth About Series, each title covers an entire field of knowledge in a sharp and entertaining way. With approximately 50 honest answers to important questions in every book, you will find yourself thinking ‘aha’ as you read each page. The Truth and nothing but The Truth.
Rewire your brain and overcome the 20 key time drains that diminish productivity For anyone who's felt valuable time frittered away in checking emails or answering wrong phone numbers, or listening to a coworker giving you a minute-by-minute account of their previous night's date, help is finally here. Your time is, indeed, your own. And this handy guide, written by a leading executive coach, shows you how to retool your brain, reclaim your schedule, become a master of each minute, and make yourself more productive. Using a method that is intuitive, easy to remember, and simple to use, this book will help you transform how you think, what you focus on, and what you do so that you can begin to create tangible results. Includes exercises that help you learn important thinking skills—essential to tackling important projects and attaining all those once elusive goals Features highly visual exercises that are quick to complete, allowing you to change your habits and see improvements right away Identifies the 20 key time drains that interfere with productivity and happiness Full of creative, fun, and proven solutions to the common bugaboos of procrastination, feeling overwhelmed, and a general dissatisfaction with results, Get Productive! offers concrete steps toward rethinking how you work and reworking how you think.
Getting Things Done at Work
The linguistic study of workplace language is a new and exciting area of research. This book explores the expression of power in a New Zealand workplace through examination of 52 everyday interactions between four women and their colleagues. The main focus of this research is the expression of three types of "control acts", i.e., directives, requests and advice. The women include two managers who demonstrate an interactive participative style of management. They tend to minimise rather than exert power, although their status is still evident in their speech. The study is original in its combination of a quantitative and a qualitative approach, as well as in its combination of a detailed categorisation of head acts and an analysis of context and role relationships. Through the design of the study and the methodology used, the results which are brought forward challenge earlier research both on power and control acts. The data analyzed is drawn from the Wellington Language in the Workplace Project.
The Complete Idiot s Guide to Getting Things Done
The secret to getting more checks on that to-do-list As companies and workers are being pressured to do more for less, new ways of becoming more time-productive are essential. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Things Done gives readers the tools they need to increase personal productivity in the workplace, including how to visualize short- and long-term goals, tear down the walls of procrastination, manage energy instead of time, streamline work space, run productive meetings, work effectively with others, and more. -Over the past 10 years, American productivity has risen 46% while hours worked have remained flat (Bureau of Labor Statistics) -Books on personal productivity sell very well-Author's related book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Time, is phenomenally successful -Author is a nationally recognized speaker