Summary of The 5 Choices

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The “5 Choices” time-management model helps you get more done in less time.


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In today’s technology-driven, hyper-connected world, more demands than ever compete for your attention. While many time-management books focus on the underlying causes of this problem, a trio of authors from the FranklinCovey consulting group – Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill and Leena Rinne – presents a solution, the detailed “Time Matrix model,” which you can use as a framework for organizing your time. The authors identify five areas in which your choices can help you set meaningful goals and priorities that will hold your focus. Their reliance on copyrighted buzzwords and terms feels somewhat contrived, but their time-management model is well researched and extremely useful. getAbstract recommends this pragmatic approach to anyone facing to-do list anxiety.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the “Time Matrix model” works
  • How to make “5 Choices” that will help you allocate your time productively
  • How to use the five choices time-management system


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About the Authors

Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill and Leena Rinne have senior roles at FranklinCovey, a global consulting firm specializing in time-management and leadership training.

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    Fujikawa Masanari 7 months ago
    Good advise!
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    Debbie Gonzalez 1 year ago
    PCD Pause, Clarify, Decide - great advice.
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    Anderson Sarah R 1 year ago
    The four quadrant method seems to be a very logical way to better choose which tasks to devote time to. There are so many constant interruptions each day that having a good planning strategy for what is the have to, the need to, and the like to is very helpful.

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