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Author: Adam Merrill, Kory Kogon, Leena Rinne Narrator: Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: December 2014 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781442381865

Publisher Description

The time management experts at FranklinCovey share their five critical techniques for avoiding distractions and paying focused attention to our most important goals and tasks in our daily lives.


Every day brings us a crushing wave of demands: a barrage of texts, emails, interruptions, meetings, phone calls, tweets, blogs—not to mention the high pressure challenges of our jobs—that can be overwhelming and exhausting. The sheer number of distractions can threaten our ability to think clearly, make good decisions, and accomplish what matters most, leaving us worn out and unfulfilled.

Now FranklinCovey 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.

The 5 Choices are:

1. Act on the Important, Don’t React to the Urgent

2. Go for Extraordinary, Don’t Settle for Ordinary

3. Schedule the Big Rocks, Don’t Sort Gravel

4. Rule Your Technology, Don’t Let It Rule You

5. Fuel Your Fire, Don’t Burn Out

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  • “A very timely book that fits a real need in these turbulent but opportunity-rich times.”

    - Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief, Forbes Media
  • “The 5 Choices book is the answer to the overwhelming and debilitating stress levels that have become part of every day. With accessibility now twenty-four hours a day, these choices provide the methods to get the right things done, not try to get everything done, and to feel like you made a meaningful contribution at the end of the day.”

    - Kevin Turner, chief operating officer, Microsoft Corporation
  • “This incredible book contains practical solutions to modern productivity challenges that are insightful, well researched, and yet simple enough to apply each and every day. The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity includes the perfect blend of time management and prioritization tips, neuroscience research application, ways to address feeling overwhelmed with technology, and guidelines on how to manage our mental and physical energy. Utilizing the tools and recommendations provided will give you greater success at work and, even more importantly, greater health and balance in everyday life.”

    - Brandon Wade Anderson, PhD, director, Organization Development & Talent Management, Transamerica, Inc.
  • “The 5 Choices is a great summary of what we know about the brain and managing our attention. It puts a lot of complex research in an accessible, digestible, and practical set of steps that can help people be more productive everywhere.”

    - Dr. David Rock, director, NeuroLeadership Institute
  • “More than just delivering their sentences, Kory Kogon and Adam Merrill (with brief segments read by the third author) use their performances to sell themselves and their solid commitment to their thinking. They sound like experienced teachers—serious about their research, proud of their careers in the FranklinCovey organization, and always clear and inviting. Their suggestions are sophisticated updates of Steven Covey’s time-management writing. Illustrating their words with motivating examples from their consulting work, they describe accessible strategies for managing one’s decision making, attention, and energy—the three ingredients of productivity that we can control in the face of today’s unprecedented distractions. Anchored in the familiar framework of the four-part ‘important/urgent’ grid, this compelling lesson has everything you’ll need to spend more time on what’s really important.”

    - AudioFile

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About the Author

Kory Kogon is FranklinCovey’s global practice leader for productivity, focusing her research and content development around time management, project management, and communication skills. In addition to coauthoring The 5 Choices, she is one of the authors of Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager and Presentation Advantage. Prior to FranklinCovey, she spent six years as the executive vice president of Worldwide Operations for AlphaGraphics, Inc.

About the Narrator

Adam Merrill is vice president of innovation for FranklinCovey, where he leads the effort for developing award-winning content that helps individuals and organizations become dramatically more productive. Adam has been researching time management and productivity topics around the globe for over twenty-five years, with particular emphasis on the impact of changing technology on how people succeed in a digital world. In addition, he is also deeply immersed in the impact physical and mental health have on one’s ability to be productive and make good decisions.