Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
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As described by Time Magazine, this first book by the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity, David Allen, is “the defining self-help business book of it’s time”. Based off of his 30 years of research and coaching, Allen examines topics such as “time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his ground-breaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance. The book is divided into 3 well structured parts: the 1st part provides 5 stages of mastering workflow and gaining control of your life, the 2nd stage explains with much more detail this methodology, and the 3rd and final part explains why his methods work and what benefits come from following them. “Getting Things Done is part tools and techniques, part psychology”, and through it all, Allen says that mastering your time enables you to live in the present moment, because this is when and how you can think most clearly, which in turn leads to a more productive self. A great read from the “personal productivity guru”, the book also comes with an extremely useful and straightforward one-page flowchart that can be pinned anywhere to consult when without the book.
Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US. Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry. She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves. An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.