To help you stay on top, I’ve scoured the web to find the top time management books for productivity and getting things done. Take your pick. From a strict, no-nonsense, business driven approach, to light-hearted improvement tips, there’s bound to be a book to fit your needs and learning style.
Here are 5 recommended books that you can read to improve on your time management.
Time management consultant, David Allen’s premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. Plus, check out his, “do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it” rule to empty your inbox.
In his seven day program, Dennis Crosby explains how to realize your dreams, obtain success and join the 1% of the most productive people in the world. Plus, do you know what you can have in common with Olympic athletes in order to excel?
Brian Tracy is another “guru” who has written many programs and time management books. Starting with his book Maximum Achievement and his audio program The Psychology of Achievement, Brian has been providing valuable on how best to use our time.
Time Power covers topics such as Mastering Time through Goals, Establishing proper priorities, overcoming the six biggest time wasters and overcoming procrastination. You will have heard these ideas before, and Time Power puts them together like an instruction manual. It’s easy to find what you want and easy to refer back. The approach is based on having a lot of self-discipline (all people who spend time well have self-discipline, but Tracy places very high importance on this ability).
We love this book on time management because it is very different. This is not about typical time management principles. This book is about how to totally (or partially) restructure your life so you only need to work 4 hours a week. You get ideas from how to convince your boss you can work from home to having regular “sabbaticals”. Ferriss captures.
Elaine Fernando is a Central NJ professional organizer, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and a member of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers). Elaine may be reached at 908-630-8995 or firstname.lastname@example.org