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More About the Author
Chris regularly writes, speaks, and teaches on topics related to workplace productivity.
Chris is president and founder of DME Leadership Development Consulting, author of several books, and the developer of the GO System training course. He currently lives with his wife in Knoxville, Tenn. You can find out more about Chris at www.dmetraining.com.
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Getting organized is a major issue for many of us (I work two jobs, both of which require me to maintain an office). While one book may do it for some, I strongly believe that major habit changes will more likely come if you really plunge into an area like this. That means reading Crouch's book, Allen's book, and even Julie Morganstern's Organizing from the Inside Out. While Allen and Crouch focus on the office and home office (mail, home files, etc.), Morgenstern also covers garage, basement, closets, etc. I'm serious, to change the way you look at things, you need to read several books and make yourself an "expert." Otherwise, it will be a book you read that you're not likely to act on.
I read them in the order of 1) Allen, 2) Morgenstern and 3) Crouch.Read more ›
At first I was a little turned off by the 55 super-short chapters, each of which is 1-2 pages in length and has a "What? So What? Now what?" layout. The writing quality seemed only average, and I was left thinking "Is that it?" after each chapter. However, after I finished the book rather quickly and then got bogged down in Getting Things Done, I realized that this is a pretty good layout for the target audience - people who feel too busy to read a book on productivity.
Many of the observations seem obvious, but that is one of the key messages of the book: we're all making this stuff away too complicated. How many of us take ten minutes each morning to set a focus and key priority list for the day? Or do we omit that simple step, or fall into the trap of checking email "just for a few minutes" first and then get seduced into following little shiny objects all day while missing the big picture?
The "Five Decisions" chapters - Discard, Delegate, Take Immediate Action, Put in a Reference File, and File for Follow-up - are important but I think are covered better in the other book.Read more ›
I have used the principles and ideas outlined in "Getting Organized" for several years and found them to be extremely valuable.
Becoming more organized and productive is not a matter of what type of filing system or PDA you use, it involves making a habit of organized and productive behavior.
This book provides concrete tools for forming those habits. Simply outstanding!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not read but want out of my reviews. There is no way to hide them. Amazon can keep or delete as they wish, but I would like it out of my review section. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Danette Denny
This is a very useful little book for improving organization and productivity. It offers some practical tips, but the real strength of the book is in its analysis of how we get... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Steve Campbell
What an excellent book! It's clear and very helpful -- accomplishes things that David Allen's Getting Things Done can only dream about. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was an interesting book that presents new ways of seeing things. The part that explains how you should file papers is not for me, because my files are digital. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Y.Ramos
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