I have started using this method at work and find that I am getting better at delivering on my commitments and have a much better grasp on all of my open actions. Another central theme of Mr. Allen's is: if something can be done in 2 minutes or less, do it.
Ignore priority thinking and get the action off your list. If you are looking for a productivity management solution to get your life in order give this book a shot. This was a reread, but my first read since the revised edition.
I've been doing this for more than ten years, and I still find new things in this book. The new edition is a great improvement.
I started reading the background articles in Fast Company and his website in the mid to late s. This book was ground breaking! Loved this book. Cart Help Sign In. 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.
The four words that always make an audio reader break out into a sweat is when he hears the words "read by the author". Sometimes you are wrong, and an author can be a good reader.
Often though you realize why writing and narration are two distinct fields. The book was so boring that I couldn't get through the CD's. It's a shame, because it covers a subject with which many of us could stand improvement. Search icon An illustration of a magnifying glass. User icon An illustration of a person's head and chest. Deezer Gratis. Published in: Career. Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No. Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations.
Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed. Feel fine about what you're not doing. You can take any situation—and make it work for you!
Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold! More by David Allen. David Allen. 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 e-mail 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.