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Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work you need to accomplish? Being pulled in different directions by competing priorities? Getting Work Done runs you through the basics of being more productive at work. You'll learn to:

  • Align your schedule with your priorities
  • Focus your attention and avoid distractions
  • Create effective daily routines
  • Set boundaries and learn to say no

About HBR's 20-Minute Manager Series:

Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic.

Advice you can quickly hear and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives - from the most trusted source in business.

©2014 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Solid Tips for Productivity

Quick, concise, to the point. Exactly what you need out of a 1 hour audio book.

Don't multitask.

Stay away from your phone during important tasks.

Don't check e-mails or respond to everything.

First things first, always take care of the important shit.

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informative

quick and straight to the point. will listen again after im done with my next set of books!!!

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Worth it

I found this to be easy to listen to, bringing together many ideas about how to effectively manage your day. Take some notes it's a quick audiobook but has actionable ideas

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Bit repetitive

Good but could have more content to learn and apply in your work day routine.

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What I needed to get my shit together

pretty good guide about being a useful human who manages other useful humans on the daily.
I specially loved the section about delegating work and managing meetings.

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Ineffectual

This book didn't keep my attention well. I was hoping for novel information, but this is widely available advice.

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This book is a great refresher on being productive

I really liked this book. The narration was clear and the information is clear and helpful. I gives good insights to help your individual productivity as well as working with others.

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Great Refresher Coarse

Nice reminder on managing your projects. It helped me get back on track to how I performed years ago.:)

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Glad I listened

This is a very good book that either reminds us of or reinforces the tools necessary to be more productive and efficient at work.

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ok at best

Nothing interesting or profound. The most interesting part was task prioritization. But IMO a 5 min. wiki read on scrum would have told you all that.