The Art of Stress Free Productivity
According to David Allen stress free productivity is a martial art. You can find your zen like peace in your productive day. 'Getting things done' is not about 'getting things done', its about being appropriately engaged.
Summary of David Allen
David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecture. He is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world's highest-performing professionals, corporations and institutions, has earned him Forbes' recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the United States, and as one of the "Top 100 thought leaders" by Leadership magazine. Fast Company hailed David Allen "One of the world's most influential thinkers" in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his groundbreaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance. Time Magazine labeled his first book, Getting Things Done as "the defining self-help business book of the decade." David Allen is the author of three books; the international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity ("GTD" as the method is popularly known), Ready for Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life. Getting Things Done has been a perennial business bestseller since it's publication in 2001, and is now published in 28 languages.Download Full Bio
David Allen is an international author, lecturer, and founder and Chairman of the David Allen Company, a management consulting, coaching, and training company.
In the last twenty years he has developed and implemented productivity improvement programs for over a million professionals in hundreds of organizations worldwide, including many Fortune 500 corporations and U.S. Government agencies. He delivers public and in-house seminars, executive workflow coaching, and consulting programs that address interactive and organizational productivity and alignment issues.
Having logged thousands of hours working with individual executives and senior professionals, David has developed a revolutionary, unique and highly practical system for improving personal and organizational productivity.
He is the author of three books -the international best-selling book, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity (Viking; 2001), Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done (Viking; 2003) and - released in December, 2008 - Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life. He has published numerous essays and articles in professional journals and periodicals on the topic of personal effectiveness. More than 150 of his original essays have been featured in his e-newsletter, "David Allen's Productivity Principles," with a global readership of more than 120,000 people. He is a popular keynote speaker on the topics of time and stress management, individual and team productivity, and high performance work practices.
"We continue to explore the connection between the simple and the sublime. The most powerful techniques and principles are usually the most basic - applied. But there is an art to implementation and application, and that is our frontier. It is not hard to understand conceptually the value of outcome thinking and next-action decision-making. But installing that as the standard for processing everything in life and work, and systematizing the results so the right things happen most easily, elegantly, and efficiently - that's black belt behavior. There are always new and bigger horizons to conquer, but getting there in style - a really effective and sustainable style - is a fabulous end in itself."
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