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Managing Oneself

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Summary

History's great achievers have always managed themselves. That, in large measure is what makes them great achievers. They were once rare exceptions, but in today's world most of us will have to learn to manage ourselves. Peter F. Drucker, author of Management Challenges for the 21st Century, explains that success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves - their strengths, their values, and how they best perform. This article, which originally appeared in the March-April 1999 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible.
©1999 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, All Rights Reserved (P)1999 Audible Inc.

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The worst recording I’ve heard... ever!

The sound is terrible. You hear feedback from every word. It’s impossible to listen to this! Shame as had high hopes for this Review.

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Nice!

This is a nice and short introduction for those interested in better managing their lives.

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Managing Oneself by Tevin Gongo

FOCUSING ON STRENGTHS AND REACHING EXCELLENCE IS A BETTER STRATEGY THAN FOCUSING ON WEAKNESSES AND REACHING AT BEST, AVERAGE. MANAGING ONESELF. A great #book for #entrepreneur, #manager and #leader. Actually, a great read for anyone ambitious and willing reach his/her full potential.

What are my strengths? How do I learn? What are my values? How do I contribute? Just a few of the questions Peter Drucker recommends us to ask on a regular basis if we want to be efficient and fulfill or potential. Enjoy that short but powerful book.

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not very good audio quality

not very good audio quality.
apart from that the content is interesting and useful.
thank you!

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Hard to listen

This audiobook has Bad quality of the audio and therefore struggled to pay attention and listen.

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Short and snappy. Great insight

Short and to the point summary. Good few eye openers. Will listen to it again

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Speaker didn't sound clear. Hard to understand for non native English Listener. It's was for free so just try it out.

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Loved this audiobook

I enjoyed the book...It's free and very valuable. Small book but powerful. I definitely recommend it

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very good audio.

short but good. It boils down to whatevar you need to know and work on yourself to know how you perform when you are at your best and also to understand how other perform at their best.

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A life changing listen in just over 30 mins!

It's the kind of book that is perfect for the commuter. Literally after listening to 3/4 of the book and came into work and performed my support fiction with a noticeable confidence having had Mr Drucker reiterate the strengths that we have as individuals and recognises the strengths of others. Excellent read! Highly recommend!

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  • Robert
  • 25-01-04

An area for a misunderstanding

I've purchased three of Druker's books from Audible. They are all quite good; however this one while also good is simply a chapter of two from one of the other books. That was disappointing and seems to me that Audible should have provided a head's up on that fact.

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  • Joseph
  • 18-03-19

A mini masterclass in communication

I learned to major lessons: 1/ it’s easier to leverage your strengths then it is to make small incremental improvements on your weaknesses. 2/ you must communicate your strengths and preferred modality of operating to you co workers/managers AND you must be PROACTIVE about understanding your managers/co workers strengths and preferences (such as being a Listener rather then a reader when it comes to learning).

My only complaint is that the voice is a bit muffled but a good pair of earbuds or being in your car helps a lot.

Cheers to your success!

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  • Zain Rana
  • 02-08-18

Review of M Oneself

The narration is faster then it should be. I am not a native English speaker so to follow, and makes notes is hard. Talks about general common sense concepts but gives them good wording.
If you can’t buy it
4 concepts
Feedback analysis
Concentrate on your strengths
Set 18 months goals
Take responsibility for relationships and communication with peers
Chao!

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  • Mike
  • 06-03-15

no wasred words

gets to the point and his observations are thought provoking and helpful for people who need to work with people