· Allen, David – Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Revised Edition, 2001, 2015, Penguin Books, New York. A leading expert in business productivity with his GTD system of personal organization, this is a “must read” book for learning how to capture your ideas and things to do and then get the most important things done consistently.
· Bliss, Edwin C. – Doing It Now: A Twelve-Step Program for Curing Procrastination and Achieving Your Goals, 1983, 1984, 1986, Bantam Books Inc., New York. This is an oldie, but one of my favorite books on overcoming procrastination, and it still works! It includes lots of specific guidance on ways to stop procrastinating.
· Covey, Steven - The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, 1989, a Fireside Book by Simon & Schuster, New York. This book has been transformational in how people think about personal effectiveness and productivity, and still provides foundational concepts to productivity today.
· Duhigg, Charles – The Power of Habit, 2012, and Smarter Faster Better, 2016, both through Random House, New York. These books explore how to improve personal effectiveness by developing positive habits. Both great reads, Duhigg includes lots of example stories as well as research information on the theory behind the strategies.
Fiore, Neil, PhD. - The NOW Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play, 1989, St. Martin’s Press, New York. Another oldie-but-goodie examining the psychology of procrastination, with many helpful strategies for its elimination.
· Fried, Jason and Heinemeier Hansson, David – REMOTE: Office Not Required, 2013, Crown Business. All about the specific challenges and advantages of working remotely.