In this fast-paced and ruthlessly competitive world, many complain of loss of productivity. They talk about their inability to manage time. They talk of loss of confidence and well-being. Do you have the same symptoms? Do you suffer from indecisiveness?
Don’t flounder with indecision.
There are so many easy ways to regain your productivity and luckily for you, many of them have been documented in these great books. If you’re an avid reader, you should definitely get into these books!
1. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker
Peter Drucker’s book is an enchanting read. He is one of the foremost business thinkers and life consultants. You can draw a lot from his vast pool of knowledge and experience. He has described a very effective method of measuring time and keeping track of how you spend it. This book also introduces you to effective decision making techniques which will help you to improve your productivity. The book is an ideal read for any professional who is struggling with time management.
2. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
Everyone knows that one person who had loads of talent and potential, but seems to miss opportunities because of lack of preparation, and discipline. Steven Pressfield in his book will teach you how to fight and overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and avoid making excuses. and turn those obstacles into your pillars of strength. This book talks about creative discipline and how by channeling it properly, you can become more productive.
3. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Stephen Covey teaches you how to organize your life and plans and prioritise your work in terms of importance. This book is a bible for every professional who wants to improve productivity.
4. Getting Results the Agile Way: A Personal Results System for Work and Life by J.D. Meier
In this book, J.D. Meier teaches you to focus on results rather than activities to improve your productivity. He suggests a number of simple, easy-to-follow methods to help you to get optimum results while working within constraints like fixed time and resources. If you are in a profession which requires quick results, you shouldn’t miss this book.
5. Anti-Procrastination Habits: How to Stop Being Lazy and Overcome Your Procrastination by S.J. Scott
This is your practical guidebook to prioritising work in terms of importance and effort required. Prioritisation will help you to meet all your targets without delay. It teaches you how to overcome time wasting habits. This book is highly recommended for all professionals who want to work in a time-bound manner.
It is said that there is no end to knowledge. These five books are just the tip of the iceberg. Do you have a favourite productivity boosting book?
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