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Unique to any other book about maximizing personal productivity, What's Best Next is a God-centered, gospel-oriented perspective that addresses the proper motivation to drive your productivity – serving others, to the glory of God. This motivation is the path to finding the greatest possible meaning in your work and, paradoxically, is also the path to greatest effectiveness.
The new softcover edition includes an additional chapter on productivity in a fallen world and an additional appendix on overcoming barriers to getting creative work done.
Number of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 (inches)|
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Do work that matters.
Productivity isnt just about getting more things done. Its about getting the right things donethe things that count, make a difference, and move the world forward. In our current era of massive overload, this is harder than ever before. So how do you get more of the right things done without confusing mere activity for actual productivity?
When we take Gods purposes into account, a revolutionary insight emerges. Surprisingly, we see that the way to be productive is to put others firstto make the welfare of other people our motive and criteria in determining what to do (whats best next). As both the Scriptures and the best business thinkers show, generosity is the key to unlocking our productivity. It is also the key to finding meaning and fulfillment in our work.
Whats Best Next offers a practical approach for improving your productivity in all areas of life. It will help you better understand:
• Why good works are not just rare and special things like going to Africa, but anything you do in faith even tying your shoes.
• How to create a mission statement for your life that actually works.
• How to delegate to people in a way that actually empowers them.
• How to overcome time killers like procrastination, interruptions, and multitasking by turning them around and making them work for you.
• How to process workflow efficiently and get your email inbox to zero every day.
• How your work and life can transform the world socially, economically, and spiritually, and connect to Gods global purposes.
By anchoring your understanding of productivity in Gods purposes and plan, Whats Best Next will give you a practical approach for increasing your effectiveness in everything you do. This expanded edition includes a new chapter on productivity in a fallen world and a new appendix on being more productive with work that requires creative thinking.
Matt Perman is director of Marketing at Made to Flourish and the author of What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done (Zondervan, 2014). He has an M.Div. in biblical and theological studies from Southern Seminary and a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. Prior to Made to Flourish, Matt served as director of strategy at Desiring God. Matt is a frequent speaker on the topics of leadership and productivity from a God-centered perspective and also consults with businesses and non-profits, focusing on startups devoted to solving large global problems. He blogs at www.whatsbestnext.com.