56: A [Math] Number of Goals

by Max Leibman


Don't call it an Eisenhower Box!

Don't call it an Eisenhower Box!

This week, the Priority team presents the first half of its review of The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity.

Caitie takes issue with the books’ hypothetical antagonist, Carl the office creep. Max feels slightly skeptical when authors Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne claim this book isn’t about managing time. Worse, he picks a fight with the entire Internet over the productivity legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Still, our hosts can get behind The 5 Choices' actual focus: managing decisions, attention, and energy. And Caitie definitely appreciates the book's realistic standards: “extraordinary” goals, for instance, are a personal benchmark, not someone else's ideal. 

Will Carl finally be sent to the HR class on hostile work environments? Will Ike bomb Max back to the Stone Age? There are only five ways to find out...

Links: 

The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity by Kory Kogon, Adam Merrill, and Leena Rinne | Amazon

The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity | FranklinCovey Course

The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity | Free eBook

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Priority Episode No. 14: "But Females Are Strong as Hell" | Previous Episode

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling | Amazon

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