By Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill and Leena Rinne
I suppose by many measures I am pretty productive. If that is the case, it is because I have studied it, practiced it and cared about it. And while when people ask me “what is the best new book on time management?”, I usually reply with my tongue firmly in my cheek, “The one on your shelf you haven’t ever read.”
Now, I might change my answer.
This book is a great book on time management and productivity. It shouldn’t be too surprising since it comes from the FranklinCovey folks who have been helping people be more productive for a long time. In fact, it is precisely because that is where it came from that I picked up the pre-release copy that was sent to me.
I do study these ideas and am always looking for more ideas and even reinforcement.
I received both here. Yes, there is much here I knew, and perhaps you will too.
And. . .
All of that stuff works.
And. . .
I got new ideas that made my reading it very productive.
The book, as promised by the title, focuses on five choices:
- Act on the Important, Don’t React to the Urgent
- Go for Extraordinary, Don’t Settle for Ordinary
- Schedule the Big Rocks, Don’t Sort the Gravel
- Rule Your Technology, Don’t Let it Rule You
- Fuel Your Fire, Don’t Burn Out
Beyond that it has a final section for leaders which is valuable.
I found the most new ideas in Choices 4 and 5, and while your experience might be different, I found those chapters helpful for me personally.
If you are a student of productivity, or are looking to find new ways to get more productive, this book would be a good choice for you.