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Managing Oneself Audiobook

Managing Oneself

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Publisher's Summary

"Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves - their strengths, their values, and how they best perform." -Peter F. Drucker

Throughout history, people had little need to manage their careers - they were born into their stations in life or, in the recent past, they relied on their companies to chart their career paths. But times have drastically changed. Today we must all learn to manage ourselves.

What does that mean? As Peter Drucker tells us in this seminal article, first published in 1999, it means we have to learn to develop ourselves. We have to place ourselves where we can make the greatest contribution to our organizations and communities. And we have to stay mentally alert and engaged during a 50-year working life, which means knowing how and when to change the work we do.

It may seem obvious that people achieve results by doing what they are good at and by working in ways that fit their abilities. But, Drucker says, very few people actually know - let alone take advantage of - their fundamental strengths.

He challenges each of us to ask ourselves, "What are my strengths? How do I perform? What are my values? Where do I belong? What should my contribution be?"

Don't try to change yourself, Drucker cautions. Instead, concentrate on improving the skills you have and accepting assignments that are tailored to your individual way of working. If you do that, you can transform yourself from an ordinary worker into an outstanding performer.

Today's successful careers are not planned out in advance. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they have asked themselves those questions and have rigorously assessed their unique characteristics. This article challenges listeners to take responsibility for managing their futures, both in and out of the office.

©1999 Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP); (P)2008 No Hassle Inc.

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    Ryan Grant 28/12/2016
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    "Awesome to see the benefits of living a CEO Life!"

    Anyone needing to know how to reach their full potential must memorise the principles herein

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very actionable. Extremely captivating voice performance and life changing too

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    "must read to everyone!"

    Quite short and to the point, exactly how a book like this shouldn've been written.

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    "Incomplete audiobook"

    I believe this audiobook is incomplete. It last just 45min and it stop suddenly. Buy the paperback version

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    This book is really insightful, the production is not the best but a very good book highly recommended.

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    "If you don't own it then buy it"

    You would be foolish not to buy this invaluable book! Brilliant actionable insights for such a short and low cost book!

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    "One for the collection"

    This book met my expectations in more ways than one. I own the hard copy which I read on a regular basis. Highly recommended.

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    Kane 10/02/2015
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    "An Essential Read"

    Short and effective, this book contains knowledge that can be implemented and should be implemented by people in modern society.

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  • Paul
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    29/05/08
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    "Great"

    I've heard of Peter Drucker, this was my first actual encounter. Wow, short, sweet, insightful in just 45 minutes. Just the phrase are you a reader or a listener was immensely helpful. (Especially for us audible listeners) And the price was right.!! I've gifted it 3 times

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    "Great story with many gems"

    This book was so short yet so great!

    Put it on three times speed and devour this book as quickly as possible!

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  • Visnja Zeljeznjak
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    "Short and insightful"

    I judge the value of the book by the number of notes I take. For such a short read, it was remarkably useful and actionable. The book teaches you the importance of asking and knowing the answer to four questions: What are my strengths? How do I perform? What are my values? What should my contribution be, given the situation, my unique strengths, and my values? By applying mindfulness techniques (and this is not in the book), you can find the answers you're looking for. But you have to search.

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    "Great Short Read!"

    It was great, well written from an effective leader. good insight in a really quick way.

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  • Proud Nerd
    New York, NY
    02/01/17
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    "Required listening for everyone, every year"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Managing Oneself to be better than the print version?

    It is handy to listen to it while on the go. The audiobook is short.


    What other book might you compare Managing Oneself to and why?

    "Who Moved My Cheese" by Spencer Johnson only in that it gets to the point and teaches a valuable lesson clearly.


    Which character – as performed by uncredited – was your favorite?

    The narrator has an excellent voice and I enjoyed his narration greatly. This audiobook was a great value - bought for less than a dollar - and one that I recommend to everyone.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Yes. Yes. I can listen to this over and over again.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have a high school student in your life, send them this book. It will help them immensely with their future choices and approaches.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • plspom
    Dulles, VA, US
    09/12/17
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    "Great Advice from a Master "

    Reader’s voice was loud and dogmatic, clearly without meaning to be. Content made up for that.

    On content, article was well worth the almost 45 minutes to listen. Five big points for me:

    1. Create Self feedback
    2. Focus on strength
    3. Identify work and learning styles
    (Listeners vice readers
    4. Honor values
    5. Prepare for success in life’s 2nd half

    Nothing was new, just a great refresher. Drucker wears well over time. I’m a fan.

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  • Viktor V. Choban
    Sacramento, CA USA
    09/12/17
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    "Short and sweet! Worth every penny!"

    Narrator is good. The content is outstanding. Practical and to the point. Most memorable moment was about Bethovens notes, that he never read but were essential for him to remember...

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  • Frank The Tank
    26/11/17
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    "Great audiobook"

    Loved this audiobook, but it is too short for my liking. Good enough to pass through it a couple of times.

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  • Alvin A. ONeal Jr.
    Provo, UT USA
    19/11/17
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    "Short, powerfully important message, annoyingish voice"

    I listened and loved it. My wife couldn't get passed the accent of the reader.

    Valuable gems in here. Totally worth 45 minutes of your life.

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  • Amazon Customer
    18/11/17
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    "Loved it"

    Good book to start on Self Improvement. Also, good one for repeated listening, when required. Loved it.

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