PDC Productivity Book Club

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity

A PDC Productivity Book Club for the Fall 2014 Semester


book cover

The Professional Development Center is pleased to continue its popular Productivity Book Club. This semester we will be reading Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress Free Productivity by David Allen. Facilitated by the PDC's Christopher Taverna, the book club will meet five times over the course of the semester to discuss and learn from the techniques presented in the book.

All materials will be provided for the participants. 

We will meet on the following dates, from 12:00-1:00pm in the PDC Bonsai Room: 9/8, 9/29, 10/20, 11/10, and 12/8.

If you have questions, please contact us at pdc-grp@fredonia.edu.
Registration is full for this semester, thank you!

David Allen's Website: http://gettingthingsdone.com/

About the book (from Amazon): 

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. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to: 

* Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty
* Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
* Plan projects as well as get them unstuck
* Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed
* Feel fine about what you're not doing 


Past Bookclubs

2013 - 2014: Eat That Frog!

Eat That Frog! book cover

There’s an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using “eat that frog” as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day—the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also probably the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life—Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day. You’ll not only get more done faster, but get the right things done." (From Barnes & Noble)



2012 - 2013: What To Do When There's Too Much To Do

 What To Do When There's Too Much To Do book cover"Are you tired of productivity consultants—or worse, your boss—pushing you to do more with less? You’re in luck. Laura Stack knows your to-do list is already packed to capacity, so she shows you how to accomplish more by doing less. Yes, you read that right. Stack’s innovative time-management system lets you work less and achieve more.

Following Stack’s step-by-step Productivity Workflow Formula, you’ll organize your life around the tasks that really matter and—this is crucial—let go of those that don’t. Dozens of practical strategies will help you reduce your commitments, distractions, interruptions, and inefficiencies. You’ll shrink your to-do list and save time—around ninety minutes a day—while skyrocketing your results and maintaining your sanity." (From Amazon)


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