How many times have you thought of something crucial to do andthen forgotten it completely? That's why people invented lists. And very useful they are too.If, and only if, they are used effectively. Put thirty things on alist, and it becomes too daunting. Put three things on, and there'sno point in having a list. And so we have refined the art of listwriting to allow for about ten or twenty things to do.But in truth, most lists are rubbish. Randomly assembled, theydo little to help the author navigate their way through the maze ofstuff to do. After all, the only point of a list of things to do,is to get things done.Tick Achieve does just that. It shows you how toget stuff done, with lots of little techniques tried and tested onscores of individuals over 25 years. This includes the catharticand highly effective process of writing a list of what you are notgoing to do.The author has trained hundreds of people in the art of gettingstuff done. There is no Big Plan as such (contrary to what manyother books suggest). It's all about details, and they can be veryeasy to implement. Little things can make a massive difference.Once you get the hang of it, life gets easier. In a businesscontext, and personally. You can sleep better and worry less.Concentrate on the things that matter, and leave out the trivia andirrelevant. Learn how to celebrate little bits of progress, lookdown your list, tick off a job well done, and shout TickAchieve!EXAMPLE CHAPTER OUTLINE1. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE"e;I'm too busy, I'm in a meeting"e;: professional time wastingand how to avoid itTeams; what's the point?The problem with the business world: other peopleHow to think more and worry lessHow being organised lets you take it easyAction not activityOutcome not output"e;If I do x, then y will happen...'2. STRAIGHT TALKING AND GETTING STUFF DONEPermission to talk straightCliché and jargon red alert listHow to get to the point and get everything done quicklySome ways to say no politelyHow to liven up boring meetingsSpotting business bull****Cutting through it and moving on3. LEAVE IT OUTLess really is moreHow eliminating issues gets to faster answers inbusinessWrite a list of what you are not going to doImproving your time managementSimplifying everythingBeing totally objective about the pastHow leaving it out forces the issue4. ONE IN A ROWHow breaking big problems down into small tasks reallyworksHow to eat an elephant - in stagesKnock 'em down one at a timeRapid sequential tasking: an alternative tomulti-taskingThe one-touch approachTick, achieve, move on5. LOOK LIVELY!The value of energy: in business, and in life generallyGetting your attitude rightWhy lazy people are unhappy peopleSpeed, that's the thingSpotting pointless peopleDitching the time wastersDon't waste time yourself: beware aimless net surfersCutting out the irrelevant stuff6. HOW TO OUTTHINK YOURSELFPre-arranging tripwiresDealing with problemsPretend the job is finishedIt's urgent - pretend it's notIt's not urgent - pretend it isThe art of outthinking yourself7. TICK ACHIEVEThe art of great list writingThe Priority MatrixThe Growing Pane and how to use itTick achieveSo have you done it?