Getting Things Done

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698161863
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics

"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.


Author: Larry Bossidy
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780307591463
Release Date: 2009-11-10
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

What Motivates Getting Things Done

Author: Mary Lamia
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442203822
Release Date: 2017-06-29
Genre: Self-Help

A marvel of evolution is that humans are not solely motivated by their desire to experience positive emotions. They are also motivated, and even driven to achieve, by their attempt to avoid or seek relief from negative ones. What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success explains how anxiety is like a highly motivating friend, why you should fear failure, and the underpinnings of shame, distress, and fear in the pursuit of excellence. Many successful people put things off until a deadline beckons them, while countless others can’t resist the urge to do things right away. Dr. Lamia explores the emotional lives of people who are successful in their endeavors—both procrastinators and non-procrastinators alike—to illustrate how the human motivational system works, why people respond to it differently, and how everyone can use their natural style of getting things done to their advantage. The book illustrates how the different timing of procrastinators and non-procrastinators to complete tasks has to do with when their emotions are activated and what activates them. Overall, What Motivates Getting Things Done illustrates how emotions play a significant role in our style of doing, along with our way of being, in the world. Readers will acquire a better understanding of the innate biological system that motivates them and how they can make the most of it in all areas of their lives.

Ready for Anything

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101133864
Release Date: 2004-12-28
Genre: Business & Economics

In his bestselling first book, Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen presented his breakthrough methods to increase efficiency. Now “the personal productivity guru” (Fast Company) shows readers how to increase their ability to work better, not harder—every day. Based on Allen’s highly popular e-newsletter, Ready for Anything offers readers 52 ways to immediately clear your head for creativity, focus your attention, create structures that work, and take action to get things moving. With wit, inspiration, and know-how, Allen shows readers how to make things happen—with less effort and stress, and lots more energy, creativity, and effectiveness. Ready for Anything is the perfect book for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.

The Power to Get Things Done

Author: Steve Levinson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698183933
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Turn your good intentions into action. "This book contains a ton of practical and easy-to-implement techniques and strategies for getting yourself to do whatever needs to be done." --Jack Canfield, coauthor of The Success Principles and the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Whether you run your own business or work for someone else, you’ve probably got a lot on your plate. Along with the portion of your work that you truly feel like doing comes a generous helping of things you’d rather not do. As consultants, Steve Levinson and Chris Cooper have seen countless clients struggle—and often fail—to do the many success-producing things they know they should do but don’t feel like doing. The Power to Get Things Done will teach you how to consistently turn your good intentions into action so that you can be as successful as possible in the work you do. Don't feel like filing those pesky tax forms or making the follow-up calls you've been putting off? The Power to Get Things Done will show you how to get yourself--and keep yourself--in gear. Levinson and Cooper offer you a host of practical solutions, including: • the smart way to think about and treat your own good intentions • three key principles of following through that will change everything • simple but powerful principles and strategies that will turn you into a follow-through champion. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge Large Print 16pt

Author: Geoffrey M. Bellman
ISBN: 9781458756725
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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 Complete Idiot s Guide to Getting Things Done

Author: Jeffrey P. Davidson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592574211
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

Companies today are under increasing pressure to deliver shareholder value by squeezing as much as possible from their limited available resources. As one of these resources, workers are being asked to do more for less, and all within the same work week, leaving many of them looking for new ways to become more productive with their time. The Complete Idiot s Guide to Getting Things Doneanswers the call by giving readers the tools they need to increase their efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace. From putting out fires to attacking long-term goals, and everything in between, readers are exposed to the fundamental principles of personal productivity.

Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge

Author: Geoffrey M Bellman
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1605092843
Release Date: 2001-09-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Bellman shares his techniques for enlisting key people in the cause of getting work done when someone else is in control of the project.

Make It Now

Author: Anthony Burrill
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780753545058
Release Date: 2017-03-09
Genre: Design

'If you’re stuck for an idea, have a big decision to handle or need a new perspective on a problem, here are some approaches for thinking, communicating and creativity. An upbeat guide that anyone can use to help with the big and small challenges we face every day.’ Anthony Burrill A life-affirming guide to new thinking, creative problem-solving and getting things done from graphic artist Anthony Burrill. Full of inspiration and ideas, his best-loved prints as well as new work, this book will get you thinking bigger and better and recharge your creativity.

Get Big Things Done

Author: Erica Dhawan
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466879171
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Connectional Intelligence unlocks the 21st-century secret to getting "big things done," regardless of who you are, where you live, or what you do. We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today's hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren't enough. Get Big Things Done argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence. Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability. So, what is it? Put simply, Connectional Intelligence is the ability to combine knowledge, ambition and human capital, forging connections on a global scale that create unprecedented value and meaning. As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is changing everything from business and sports to academics, health and politics by quickly, efficiently and creatively helping people enlist supporters, drive innovation, develop strategies and implement solutions to big problems. Can a small-town pumpkin grower affect the global food crisis? A Fortune 500 executive change her company's outdated culture through video storytelling? A hip-hop artist launch an international happiness movement? Or a scientist use virtual reality games to lower pain for burn victims? The answer, you'll read, is a resounding yes. Each of these individuals is using Connectional Intelligence to become a power player to get big things done. Erica Dhawan and Saj-nicole Joni's Get Big Things Done unlocks the secrets of how the world's movers and shakers use Connectional Intelligence to achieve their personal and professional goals--no matter how ambitious.

Smart and Gets Things Done

Author: Avram Joel Spolsky
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430202548
Release Date: 2007-10-17
Genre: Computers

A "good" programmer can outproduce five, ten, and sometimes more run-of-the-mill programmers. The secret to success for any software company then is to hire the good programmers. But how to do that? In Joel on Hiring, Joel Spolsky draws from his experience both at Microsoft and running his own successful software company based in New York City. He writes humorously, but seriously about his methods for sorting resumes, for finding great candidates, and for interviewing, in person and by phone. Joel’s methods are not complex, but they do get to the heart of the matter: how to recognize a great developer when you see one.