Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.pdf
"In a world of increasing chaos and complexity, the ideas and tools of Essentialism turn chaos into commitment and complexity into accomplishment. This timely, well written book is a must read and do for any employee, manager, leader, or parent who ever feels overwhelmed. It is truly the right book at the right time."
- Dave Ulrich, Professor, School of Business, University of Michigan, Partner, the RBL Group
Greg McKeown writes, teaches, and speaks around the world on the importance of living and leading as an Essentialist. He has spoken at companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com, Symantec, and Twitter and is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn Influencer’s group. He co-created the course, Designing Life, Essentially at Stanford University, was a collaborator of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Multipliers and serves as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. He holds an MBA from Stanford University. www.gregmckeown.com
Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?
Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?
Are you often busy but not productive?
Do you ever feel like your time is being hijacked by other people’s agendas?
If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the way of the Essentialist.
The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is essential, the disciplined pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our choices so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
By embracing the way of the Essentialist, you’ll learn how to:
· Discern what is absolutely essential, and eliminate all the rest
· Exercise your invincible right to say “no” – and say it firmly, resolutely and gracefully.
· Remove obstacles to make executing what is truly essential as effortless as possible.
· Do less, but better, in every area of your life.
The way of the Essentialist isn’t a time-management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline you apply every time you are faced with a decision about where to spend your precious time and energy.
Essentialism is not one more thing to do. It’s a whole new way of doing everything. Essentialism is an idea whose time has come.