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Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge, 2nd Edition by Geoffrey M Bellman

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CHAPTER SIX Build Common Understanding

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We have explored the importance of our WANTS to getting things done. These dreams pull us toward our better selves; they pull us from the present toward a finer future. But they cannot carry the entire change load. This chapter is about the other two corners of the GTD model and the connection between them. This chapter connects REALITY with the key PEOPLE. The directive “Build Common Understanding” tells you to help key PEOPLE develop a shared appreciation of what is going on right now. That’s a role for you to focus on throughout the chapter. To oversimplify, before YOU come along, every person holds ...

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