There are times when you may feel that even if you put the best of your efforts the kind of output that you were expecting is still missing. There are hundreds of books in the markets that claim to teach methods and ways to improve your productivity but which one is the best read remains the question. So, here is a list of top ten such books that are sure to improve your productivity if you follow what they teach.
10. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity by David Allen
This book which is also available on kindle, android and iTunes is considered the best book on this subject as it stresses upon the key points that are able to make your work more productive by teaching you how to organize your work and utilize your time in a way that it becomes a habit. Once it comes into your habit you will be able to increase your productivity without even thinking about it.
9. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
This book is a great one if you want to improve your productivity. This book is being read by CEOs, students and everybody in between to help them focus on what is important and needs to be done on priority basis. This book is considered the best guide in increasing your productivity.
8. How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: 7 Steps To Genius Everyday by Michael Gelb
This is a great book that focuses on two things namely Leonardo da Vinci and increasing productivity. It talks about the geniuses of da Vinci and how it can help improve your productivity as such by trying to think differently and out of box. This book tells you how you can use your intelligence to help you become more productive.
7. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
This book mostly focuses on the root cause of the type of productivity one has- habit. In the few chapters it tells how one can change their life and business into a more productive one by bringing about few changes in their habits. Also, it tells the means and methods of changing your habits and so much so that it instills changes your life forever thereafter.
6. Eat That Frog by Brian Tracey
If you are a beginner you are the target for this book. This book, very creatively, through examples from the life of the writer himself, tells the reader how one can improve their life productivity and it worthwhile. There are 21 tips that can be very easily followed and taken advantage of.
5. Getting Results the Agile Way by J.D. Meier
The system that is result oriented instead of the activities that are performed during achieving the result has been advocated by J. D. Meier. The system is outstanding and gives you a clear outline of the objective. You must buy it for the amazing concept it promotes regarding the fixed time goal in which your goals are flexible. This creates a balance in your life letting you work and enjoy equally.
4. The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
The book is a source of information on how to manage one’s energy so that the output is a balanced one against time. It is based on the research done on athletes and people who have to perform intense throughout. The explanation on how manage and conserve physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy so that your productivity in your desired field is increased considerably and remains with you for a life time.
3. The Willpower Instinct: How Self Control Works, Why It Matters, And What You Can Do To Get More of It by Kelly McGonial
This is a great combination of inspiration and information on how to focus on developing will power and maintaining self control. This amazing book has information about all the factors that play a role in improving your health happiness and therefore productivity through the exercises that improve self control and willpower.
2. The Power Of Story: Change Your Story, Change Your Destiny by Jim Loehr
This book is the guide for all those who want discover and fulfill their mission in life. It is written in simple language but is lengthy. It mainly focuses on making inspiring stories through your work and life thus giving a meaningful aspect to your life.
1. Ready For Anything: 52 Productivity Principle for Getting Things Done by David Allen
This book is a great resource when it comes to the question of increasing productivity through small things like cleaning cobwebs or dealing with older businesses or just getting rid of the clutter. It is easy to read and understand and is written in an interesting way.