Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142000281

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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Making It All Work

Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440655405

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The companion to the blockbuster bestseller, Getting Things Done. Since its publication in 2001, Getting Things Done has become, as Time magazine put it, "the defining self-help business book" of the decade. Having inspired millions of readers around the world, it clearly spoke to an urgent need in an increasingly time-pressured society. Now, in the highly anticipated sequel Making It All Work, Allen unlocks the full power of his methods across the entire span of life and work. While Getting Things Done functioned as an essential tool kit, Making It All Work is an invaluable road map, providing both bearings to help you determine where you are in life and directions on how to get to where you want to go. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Getting Things Done in 30 Minutes - The Expert Guide to David Allen's Critically Acclaimed Book

Author: The 30 Minute Expert Series

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781623151850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 44

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DON'T GET BURIED IN YOUR TO-DO LISTS. Getting Things Done ...in 30 minutes is the essential guide to quickly understanding how to increase efficiency and stress-free productivity in all areas of life. Understand the key ideas of Getting Things Done in a fraction of the time, using this guide's: Concise synopsis, which examines the principles of Getting Things Done In-depth analysis of key concepts, such as "Next-Action Thinking" and the "Two-Minute Rule" Practical applications for increasing productivity and reducing stress Insightful background on author David Allen and the origins of the book Extensive glossary, recommended reading list, and bibliography In Getting Things Done, author David Allen encapsulates thirty years of lessons learned from his role as a corporate productivity consultant and coach to major corporations, executive clients, and institutions. Offering practical knowledge on increasing individual and institutional productivity, Allen consolidates his strategies into a how-to manual for those looking to accomplish more in their professional and personal lives. Allen describes in detail how to set up a comprehensive system for dealing with all the mental and physical "stuff," as he calls it, that clutters the mind, living spaces, and workplaces. Identifying basic organizational and cognitive techniques essential to improving time-management skills, Getting Things Done lays out methods for uncluttering the mind and gaining control over all your responsibilities. According to Allen, genuine and exhaustive organization of one's communications, paperwork, information, and commitments leads to an expanded capacity for innovation, creativity, and self-confidence. A guide to mastering workflow, Getting Things Done offers a practical method for eliminating anxiety, minimizing stress, and achieving optimal productivity. About the 30 Minute Expert Series The 30 Minute Expert Series is designed for busy individuals interested in exploring a book's ideas, history, application, and critical reception. The series offers detailed analyses, critical presentations of key ideas and their application, extensive reading lists for additional information, and contextual understanding of the work of leading authors. Designed as companions to the original works, the 30 Minute Expert Series enables readers to develop expert knowledge of important works ...in 30 minutes. As with all books in the 30 Minute Expert Series, this book is intended to be purchased alongside the reviewed title, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.

Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698161866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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"The Bible of business and personal productivity" —Lifehack "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Get It Done

From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day

Author: Sam Bennett

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 219

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""Organized" and "artist" don't usually go together. Creative types are more often seen as sensitive, melodramatic, eccentric, misunderstood, and the like. To labels like this, Sam Bennett says, "Congratulations! You're an artist." And through The Organized Artist Company, she has coached hundreds of artists to overcome procrastination, lack of focus, and time-sucking habits so that they can get their art done and out into the world. Bennett explains why "procrastination is genius in disguise" and then prescribes dozens of wonderfully revelatory exercises. From "My Heroes" lists to "Could Do" lists (because To-Do lists make Bennett belligerent) to recognizing who you should not talk to about your project and when research has created Analysis Paralysis, each of these actions requires only a 15-minute commitment. But while quickly accomplished, each shifts the reader's thinking and prompts the kind of insights that have the power to turn underperforming geniuses into accomplished artists"--

Ready for Anything

52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143034544

Category: Self-Help

Page: 164

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The author of Getting Things Done and editor of the popular e-newsletter Principles of Productivity presents fifty-two principles for working productively and with stability while reducing stress and enhancing creativity. Reprint.

Personal Productivity

Author: John W. Kendrick,J. B. Kendrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315493276

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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The author explores the careers and private lives of the first two African-American boxing champions in order to define the history of race relations and the black press at the time. The major events and fights are organized around the themes of segregation and the significance to black Americans.

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

Author: Shankar Vedantam

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 9781588369390

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

The Invitation

Author: Oriah

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062515845

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Visionary author Oriah Mountain Dreamer brings to life the wisdom of her beloved invitation, which has touched hearts everywhere with its fresh and spirited call to live life more deeply, honestly, and well. Like the inspirations for Robert Fulghum′s All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten, Cherie Carter-Scott′s If Life Is a Game, These are the Rules, and Margaret Fishback Power′s Footprints, the poem that sparked The Invitation has been embraced around the world, passed along by thousands who have discovered and treasured its message. In this lovely gift book the author speaks from the heart, reflecting on everything from desire to betrayal and offering practical - and often surprising - suggestions for how to live the ecstasy of everyday life, learn to recognise true beauty in ourselves and the world around us, and how to find the sustenance that our spirit longs for. The poem Invitation has been recited and quoted at countless spiritual conferences, and on network radio by Robert Bly, Jack Kornfield, Angeles Arrien, and many other spiritual leaders. From the Invitation: ȴ doesn′t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart′s longing. It doesn′t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive ...′

Making it All Work

Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life

Author: David Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781440655357

Category: Decision making

Page: 305

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The author of Getting things done makes recommendations for altering one's perspectives in order to see life as a game that can be won, offering suggestions for handling information overload, achieving focus, and trusting oneself while making decisions.

Getting Started with the Internet of Things

Connecting Sensors and Microcontrollers to the Cloud

Author: Cuno Pfister

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449393578

Category: Computers

Page: 176

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What is the Internet of Things? It's billions of embedded computers, sensors, and actuators all connected online. If you have basic programming skills, you can use these powerful little devices to create a variety of useful systems—such as a device that waters plants when the soil becomes dry. This hands-on guide shows you how to start building your own fun and fascinating projects. Learn to program embedded devices using the .NET Micro Framework and the Netduino Plus board. Then connect your devices to the Internet with Pachube, a cloud platform for sharing real-time sensor data. All you need is a Netduino Plus, a USB cable, a couple of sensors, an Ethernet connection to the Internet—and your imagination. Develop programs with simple outputs (actuators) and inputs (sensors) Learn about the Internet of Things and the Web of Things Build client programs that push sensor readings from a device to a web service Create server programs that allow you to control a device over the Web Get the .NET classes and methods needed to implement all of the book's examples

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

Author: Kerry Patterson,Joseph Grenny,Ron McMillan,Al Switzler

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071772200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate “[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.” —from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.” —Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul® The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to: Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive

Our wildest dreams

women entrepreneurs making money, having fun, doing good

Author: Joline Godfrey

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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Shares the experiences of women entrepreneurs, describes the special qualities women bring to business leadership, and describes ways in which they are opening business up to new management approaches

Onenote

Onenote Essential User Guide to Getting Things Done on Onenote: Setup Onenote for Gtd in 5 Easy Steps

Author: Jack Echo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519185204

Category:

Page: 174

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Setup OneNote for Getting Things Done in 5 Savvy Steps... Do you want to capture your thoughts and to-do's so they're not consistently running rampant in your mind? Would you like to significantly improve your efficiency and productivity so you can have more time? Or maybe you'd like to reduce your overall stress levels AND still get more DONE. If so, you've come to the right place! Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 13 years you would have heard about David Allen's"Getting Things Done" (GTD) System detailed in his New York Times Bestseller Getting Things Done:The Art of Stress-free Productivity. Jack Echo has enriched the same best-selling productivity principles from the newly revised 2015 GTD system by providing a comprehensive guide on how to integrate it with OneNote (a free digital note-taking softwaredeveloped by Microsoft). Through cohesive integration of the two systems you're provided the benefit and ability to note-take wherever you are without a pen and paper whilst supercharging your productivity in all daily activities. No matter how technologically illiterate you may be, this guide will walk you step by step on how to set up the GTD system in OneNote within 30 minutes by following the diagrams and 5 simple steps laid out. If you aren't familiar with the GTD productivity system by David Allen, Jack has you covered as he explains the foundations of the productivity system within the guide. Inside You'll Discover... What the 2015 GTD System Is and WHY It Significantly Improves Your Productivity What OneNotes All About and How to Easily Navigate the Features The #1 Thing You MUST Avoid for Enhanced Productivity The Answer to the Ever Eluding Question: OneNote or EverNote?! How to Set OneNote Up Rapidly in 5 Savvy Steps Why OneNote and GTD Form the Dream Team 6 Productivity Hacks & Tricks with OneNote that Will Make You a Productivity Ninja Integration of OneNote with Other Software 7 Lucrative Lists to Stress-free Productivity Integration of OneNote with Other Software How to Use OneNote with GTD to Decrease Stress and Get More Done in Less Time The Core Principles of the GTD System Results from Studies Done by Cognitive Scientists on Productivity and the Implications on You Three Reasons Why Things Are Always on Your Mind And more... What are you waiting for? Times ticking by! Get more out of your time and effort today by making one of the smartest investments you could ever possibly make. An investment in yourself, your future and your productivity. Scroll up and BUY NOW!

How to Get Things Done with OneNote

Set Up OneNote for GTD in 15 Minutes, Improve Productivity and Lead Your Way to Success

Author: Dominic Wolff

Publisher: Organized Living Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 80

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Do you want to easily accomplish your to-do-list in a day? Do you want to be less busy in life? Do you wish to have more time? Here’s the thing. Most people are so busy all the time that they no longer recognize that responsibilities are forgotten and relationships are not strengthened. With the huge pile of tasks undone, stack of mails unread, and heap of post-its that seem cluttered all around, people get busier and life becomes more stressful. Take some time off and start organizing your strategy to get everything under control. Read on How to Get Things Done with OneNote and discover your way to productivity and efficiency. Dominic Wolff, a seasoned author and business owner, found success in his business career improvising David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) with Microsoft’s OneNote. With the two systems combined, Wolff assures that you’ll get your professional and personal lives under control. In Dominic Wolff’s How to Get Things Done with OneNote, you can be more effective in maintaining a more organized and less stressful life. With this book, you get to learn the following: · The Basic Organizational Groups of GTD (Know the different ways on how you can classify items.) · Setting up OneNote for GTD Success (Get this done in just 15 minutes.) · Using OneNote while Laying the Foundations of GTD (Understand how to use OneNote with just a few clicks while putting GTD in place.) · Getting GTD and OneNote up and running (Follow 4 Simple Steps to run an effective personal management system.) · 7 Tips for Maximum Efficiency (Apply tips you can do on a weekly basis.) · Advanced Tips and Tricks (Know 7 apps, devices, and strategies to fully ensure maximum productivity.) Accomplish your to-do-list easily. Become less busy in life. Have more time. Live an organized life with just one click.

Rethinking Positive Thinking

Inside the New Science of Motivation

Author: Gabriele Oettingen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698139828

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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“The solution isn’t to do away with dreaming and positive thinking. Rather, it’s making the most of our fantasies by brushing them up against the very thing most of us are taught to ignore or diminish: the obstacles that stand in our way.” So often in our day-to-day lives we’re inundated with advice to “think positively.” From pop music to political speeches to commercials, the general message is the same: look on the bright side, be optimistic in the face of adversity, and focus on your dreams. And whether we’re trying to motivate ourselves to lose weight, snag a promotion at work, or run a marathon, we’re told time and time again that focusing on fulfilling our wishes will make them come true. Gabriele Oettingen draws on more than twenty years of research in the science of human motivation to reveal why the conventional wisdom falls short. The obstacles that we think prevent us from realizing our deepest wishes can actually lead to their fulfillment. Starry-eyed dreaming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and as it turns out, dreamers are not often doers. While optimism can help us alleviate immediate suffering and persevere in challenging times, merely dreaming about the future actually makes people more frustrated and unhappy over the long term and less likely to achieve their goals. In fact, the pleasure we gain from positive fantasies allows us to fulfill our wishes virtually, sapping our energy to perform the hard work of meeting challenges and achieving goals in real life. Based on her groundbreaking research and large-scale scientific studies, Oettingen introduces a new way to visualize the future, calledmental contrasting. It combines focusing on our dreams with visualizing the obstacles that stand in our way. By experiencing our dreams in our minds and facing reality we can address our fears, make concrete plans, and gain energy to take action. In Rethinking Positive Thinking, Oettingen applies mental contrasting to three key areas of personal change— becoming healthier, nurturing personal and professional relationships, and performing better at work. She introduces readers to the key phases of mental contrasting using a proven four-step process called WOOP—Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan—and offers advice and exercises on how to best apply this method to daily life. Through mental contrasting, people in Oettingen’s studies have become significantly more motivated to quit smoking, lose weight, get better grades, sustain fulfilling relationships, and negotiate more effectively in business situations. Whether you are unhappy and struggling with serious problems or you just want to improve, discover, and explore new opportunities, this book will deepen your ideas about human motivation and help you boldly chart a new path ahead.

One Small Step Can Change Your Life

The Kaizen Way

Author: Robert Maurer

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761181342

Category: Self-Help

Page: 228

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The essential guide to kaizen—the art of making great and lasting change through small, steady steps—is now in paperback. Written by Dr. Robert Maurer, a psychologist on the staff of both the University of Washington School of Medicine and Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, and an expert on kaizen who speaks and consults nationally, One Small Step Can Change Your Life is the gentle but potent way to effect change. It is for anyone who wants to lose weight. Or quit smoking. Or write a novel, start an exercise program, get out of debt, or conquer shyness and meet new people. Beginning by outlining the all-important role that fear plays in every type of change—and kaizen’s ability to neutralize it by circumventing the brain’s built-in resistance to new behavior—Dr. Maurer then explains the 7 Small Steps: how to Think Small Thoughts, Take Small Actions, Solve Small Problems, and more. He shows how to perform mind sculpture—visualizing virtual change so that real change comes more naturally. Why small rewards lead to big returns by internalizing motivation. How great discoveries are made by paying attention to the little details most of us overlook. Rooted in the two-thousand-year-old wisdom of the Tao Te Ching—“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”—here is the way to change your life without fear, without failure, and to begin a new, easy regimen of continuous improvement.

Execution

The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Author: Larry Bossidy,Ram Charan,Charles Burck

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307591468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The book that shows how to get the job done and deliver results . . . whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job Larry Bossidy is one of the world’s most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others are not. Together they’ve pooled their knowledge and experience into the one book on how to close the gap between results promised and results delivered that people in business need today. After a long, stellar career with General Electric, Larry Bossidy transformed AlliedSignal into one of the world’s most admired companies and was named CEO of the year in 1998 by Chief Executive magazine. Accomplishments such as 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13 percent or more didn’t just happen; they resulted from the consistent practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link together people, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of every business. Leading these processes is the real job of running a business, not formulating a “vision” and leaving the work of carrying it out to others. Bossidy and Charan show the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism. The leader’s most important job—selecting and appraising people—is one that should never be delegated. As a CEO, Larry Bossidy personally makes the calls to check references for key hires. Why? With the right people in the right jobs, there’s a leadership gene pool that conceives and selects strategies that can be executed. People then work together to create a strategy building block by building block, a strategy in sync with the realities of the marketplace, the economy, and the competition. Once the right people and strategy are in place, they are then linked to an operating process that results in the implementation of specific programs and actions and that assigns accountability. This kind of effective operating process goes way beyond the typical budget exercise that looks into a rearview mirror to set its goals. It puts reality behind the numbers and is where the rubber meets the road. Putting an execution culture in place is hard, but losing it is easy. In July 2001 Larry Bossidy was asked by the board of directors of Honeywell International (it had merged with AlliedSignal) to return and get the company back on track. He’s been putting the ideas he writes about in Execution to work in real time.

The Art of Productivity

Your Competitive Edge

Author: Jim Stovall

Publisher: Sound Wisdom

ISBN: 1937879550

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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Within these pages, you will have the opportunity to define your own success, create a life mission to achieve success, forge productivity on your own terms, and then begin to succeed by effectively utilizing motivation, communication, and implementations. Jim Stovall is a prolific author (over thirty published books), columnist, and speaker in the field of personal development. Beginning with a call for an honest assessment of ourselves and where we are in life, Stovall deconstructs the life of a productive and successful individual so that we can learn the steps that lead us from mediocrity to the rewards of life that most only wish for. Written in an entertaining, story-telling style, this is a must-read for businesspeople, salespeople, entrepreneurs, and anyone wanting to improve their place in life. Read this book and understand more about: Defining success Establishing a mission The art of passion The art of discovery Motivation Customizing goals The art of implementation And much more!