Internationally Recognized Thought Leader David Allen to Present Wi6's “Efficiency 201”

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In an industry characterized by pervasive multitasking, an onslaught of incoming e-mails, and an ever-accelerating business tempo, booksellers are challenged to set goals, prioritize actions, and make effective decisions in order to achieve greater levels of productivity with the resources at hand.

With that in mind, the 2011 Winter Institute will feature bestselling author David Allen, widely recognized as the leading authority on personal and organization productivity. At the Wi6 session “Efficiency 201: Accomplish More By Working Less,” Allen will focus on effectively taking on projects large and small and mastering key components in making a bookstore more productive.

Allen’s 30 years of research, training, and writing have earned him recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the U.S. from Forbes and as one of the “Top 100 thought leaders” by Leadership magazine. Fast Company hailed Allen as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity and cited his groundbreaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance, and Time Magazine labeled his first book, Getting Things Done, as “the defining self-help business book of the decade.”

Allen’s clients have ranged from Sony and General Mills to the World Bank and the U.S. Air Force. He is the founder of the David Allen Company and author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Ready for Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life (all from Penguin). Getting Things Done has been a perennial business bestseller since its publication in 2001, and it is now published in 28 languages. 

Preceding Allen’s session will be presented “Efficiency 101: Getting Your Act Together,” which will give attendees the information and strategies necessary to evaluate how they are spending their time and create personal systems that will keep them on the right track.

“Efficiency 101” will be presented on Friday, January 21, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and “Efficiency 201” will be presented later that day, from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

For more on David Allen’s work, see a recent MSNBC report, an NPR update, and a Fast Company profile.