How to be a Productivity Ninja: Forget Time Management: How to Get Things Done in the Age of Information Overload Paperback
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- Item Weight : 1.23 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 0956689310
- ISBN-13 : 978-0956689313
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,696,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The real core of the book however is the CORD productivity model. This is the simple 4-steps of Collecting, Organising, Reviewing and Doing the things on your to-do list. The book contains easy to follow exercises and the system does work very well. Now that I have it set up I don't see myself straying from it anytime soon. My only issue is with the fact that it's put forward in a rather corporate style (or corporate trying not to be), which at first makes the whole thing seem like it's not going to work. Yet once you've understood the system, it's extremely easy to tailor it to suit your own needs. This is what makes the book worth it, as the other material within the book are probably things you can pick up from any modern productivity guide.
Well worth a purchase if you're finding it hard to organise yourself; helpful quick tips, and the sections relating to the CORD productivty system are certainly worth the price of the book.
How to be a Productivity Ninja is written clearly: it is humorous and insightful, with logical and detailed chapters, recognising the tyranny faced by millions on a daily basis coping with barrages of emails, frequent interruptions and the myriad of distractions we face, and how to utilise these, e.g. phone apps, to our advantage. This book is a joy to read and every page is filled with real life examples, detailed suggestions and practical solutions to ensure the worker's efforts are utilised to their best. There is even an interesting section about healthy lifestyles, including meditation, which whilst seemingly obvious and in the latter, recently recognised as a successful treatment for a range of health issues, often lacks focus in similar books.
Thoroughly recommended to all service industry officers, anyone using work email and those wanting to enjoy their work more, feel less anxious about their growing 'to do list' and 'get things done' effectively, with less stress.
Allcott is one to watch and one to emulate. The money and energy spent buying and reading this book will reap rewards! Get moving folks, we CAN achieve what we need to in the office, and start 2013 as you mean to go on, do your first Productive thing and purchase this book for yourself and your loved ones! We all need strategies to get things done in our age of information overload and this book holds it all!
My inbox is no longer making me feel stressed ... I'm an email ninja :O)