Procrastination, deadlines, and performance
This isn't a book, but is a journal article. It was mentioned on the blog Cognitive Daily today. The researchers studied three different kinds of deadlines, and which worked the best for beating procrastination.
"... the most interesting result of the study is that self-imposed deadlines don't appear to help procrastinators [as much as external deadlines]: they need rigid, externally-imposed deadlines in order to get the job done. And as Sebastian Bauhoff points out in his summary, even then they don't like it."
Here is a link to the blog entry:
The article on CiteULike: http://www.citeulike.org/article/912883
You can find the PDF of the article here: