The 5 Choices

The 5 Choices

The Path to Extraordinary Productivity

Book - 2015 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
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"Franklin Covey offers powerful insights drawn from the latest neuroscience and decades of experience and research in the time-management field to help you master your attention and energy management through five fundamental choices that will increase your ability to achieve what matters most to you. The 5 Choices is time management redefined for the twenty-first century: it increases the productivity of individuals, teams, and organizations and empowers you to make more selective, high-impact choices about where to invest your valuable time, attention, and energy"--Publisher's website.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781476711713
Branch Call Number: 650.11 Kogo
Characteristics: vii, 266 pages : illustrations, 24 cm
Contents: Decision management. Choice 1: Act on the important, don't react to the urgent
Choice 2: Go for extraordinary, don't settle for ordinary
Attention management. Choice 3: Schedule the big rocks, don't sort gravel
Choice 4: Rule your technology, don't let it rule you
Energy management. Choice 5: Fuel your fire, don't burn out
Conclusion: Your extraordinary life
Special section: Being a Q2 leader. What leaders can do
Building a Q2 culture in your organization
Appendix A: Top 25 email protocols
Appendix B: Key models
Alternative Title: Five choices


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May 26, 2015

Great time management book!

The world has gotten more intense since the Day-Timer prototype first came out in 1952, but Franklin Covey’s Time Matrix teaches us how to navigate life’s busyness by minimizing distractions and wasteful activities in favor of acting on more important ones.

Page 41 warns us of Q2 enemies and encourages us to pause-clarify-decide on priorities and limiting our roles to 5-7 in our Life Wheel. Then evaluating those roles using a spidergram, we can see which areas of our life are underperforming, ordinary, and extraordinary and how to bring all the areas to a maximum level.

Choice 4 offers easy practical tips to winning the battle over emails. (Can you believe the average daily inbox is >120?)

The last chapters addresses the power of movement, eating correct brain fuels, sleep hygiene, relaxation and recovery, and connecting with those important to us.

I can’t wait to put this system on my daily wall and teach my children the insights that will help them to win over the potentially stressful years to come.

Read this book and set up your SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, & Time-bound) goals today!


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