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Summary

The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror.

If you listen to nothing else on managing yourself, you should at least hear these 10 articles (plus the bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles to select the most important ones to help you maximize yourself.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself will inspire you to:

  • Stay engaged throughout your 50+-year work life
  • Tap into your deepest values
  • Solicit candid feedback
  • Replenish physical and mental energy
  • Balance work, home, community, and self
  • Spread positive energy throughout your organization
  • Rebound from tough times
  • Decrease distractibility and frenzy
  • Delegate and develop employees' initiative

This collection of best-selling articles includes: bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen, "Managing Oneself", "Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?", "How Resilience Works", "Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time", "Overloadeded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform", "Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life", "Reclaim Your Job", "Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership", "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror", and "Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance."

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Tautological

Quite tautological and the authors chew the stories like rubber. Only minor matters are repeated, but major parts are often skipped.

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  • PC
  • 25-02-16

Oldies But Goodies

If you could sum up HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself in three words, what would they be?

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After 25 years in management at a Fortune 500 company I was familiar with the messages these 10 articles delivered. Each of them offers tips and techniques that when culled to address my personal needs create a map that allows me to be more efficient and effective. I was disappointed that I had not researched the topics well enough to understand the most of the material wasn't current research. It's still very applicable in many ways though.

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  • A. Yoshida
  • 10-11-16

Not a "must read" for a business person

Only a few of the articles were interesting but not "must reads" for a business person. Perhaps the articles were novel at the time they were published. Since then, many of the insightful topics have been expanded into books. A business person would recognize some of the authors like Peter F. Drucker ("The Effective Executive"), Jim Collins ("Good to Great"), and Daniel Goleman ("Emotional Intelligence").

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  • Jorge Fioranelli
  • 05-07-17

Annoying Reading Structure

The Narrator jumps from the article to the "Idea in brief" and "Idea in practice" sections. This causes three very annoying problems:
1. It is imposible to know when each section finishes and he is continuing with the article.
2. The flow of the article story is suddenly interrupted by those sections.
3. As those sections are summaries of the article, it is really confusing to hear the same words repeated without a proper structure (a few times I wondered if the audiobook went a few minutes backward, as I was hearing the same words again).

The solution to these problems is simple: read those two sections either at the beginning or end of each article, but not in the middle!

I only realized about this silly mistake when I bought the printed copy and decided to combine it with the audio book.

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  • ZABY
  • 26-09-16

Essential Listening for Leaders and Aspiring Leaders

The content within this audio book hit important topics such as understating ones strength and weakness, understanding the basics of emotional intelligence in order to better manage your work. The monkey discussion hot the nail on the head. Get the monkey off of your back. Delegate and coach subordinates. Much more great topics. Must read.

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  • MMH Toronto
  • 14-07-17

The elusive art and science of managing oneself ..

A bit of a mixed bag, some articles were impactful and relevant, others came across as a checklist of do and don't.

Managing your energy, not your time and primal leadership resonated the most with me. The idea that something as soft as "a leaders mood" affects followers and performance is novice and a refreshing fresh perspective to take.

All in all, A good read.

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  • 07-07-16

The Self, Goals, and Building Relationships

Good specific applications. Numerous case studies reveal the power of relqtionships and success. Great examples of how using a mirror both helps and hurts decision making. ultimatly, trust, teamwork, and quality relationship building create environments where success is more the norm than the exception. Emotional intelligence seems to have finally overahadowed cognitive intelligence.

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  • Dean
  • 13-06-16

You are one person

A fantastic collection of texts discussing how your personal life and your business life reflect each other.

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  • Dad
  • 21-04-16

must read is a great title

Any type of leader needs to hear this information. Baseball coach to a CEO will benefit.

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  • Juuso
  • 22-01-16

Good book from managing yourself

I really enjoyed listening this. There was surprisingly lot tips what I would categorize as biohacks. Building some good habits, measuring effects and learning and again building ect. I'll recommend this book.

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  • Kal
  • 31-12-15

Essential listening for every business leader

I wish I listened at start of my business 20 years ago, this book made excellent impact on me.

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