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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 Audiobook has 10 Tracks. 1. Introduction. 2. What are My Strengths? 3. How Do I Perform? 4. How Do I Learn? 5. What Are My Values? 6. Where Do I Belong? 7. What Should I Contribute? 8. Responsibility for Relationships. 9. The Second Half of Your

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

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    "The content is so relevant even today. Amazing."

    Fantastic piece of work by Mr. Druker. A true masterpiece. Would help any knowledge workers.

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    Emmanuel 27/08/2016
    Emmanuel 27/08/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "True back then, Truer now."

    Peter Drucker saw long ago where we were headed and he did his best to prepare us for it. This small book contains great insights into what we need to even begin to be anyone of worth in the new Knowledge worker age.

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    Tom Reilly Torquay, devon, England 17/02/2015
    Tom Reilly Torquay, devon, England 17/02/2015
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    "Mind BLOWN!!"

    A quick read/listen book that is a really thought provoking. It definitely makes you reevaluate your life, in all aspects.

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  • Paul
    Fresno, CA, USA
    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

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Baris
    18/03/15
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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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Visnja Zeljeznjak
    Rijeka, Croatia
    11/02/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Bond
    6/02/17
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    "Great Short Read!"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Proud Nerd
    New York, NY
    2/01/17
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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
  • Eliza Doolittle
    Fort Mill, SC
    2/02/17
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    "Very helpful in managing yourself."

    He thoroughly defines what you must look within yourself. He defines why and provides examples. I highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luis
    30/12/16
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    "This should be the FIRST book you read. EVER."

    This book will give you helpful insight on how to set your self up for success. Read/Listen to this book A$AP! Definitely should be the first book you ever read, after The Berenst(a)ein Bears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yolanda
    15/12/16
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    "^-^"

    Wow kinda blew my brain. At first it was alright (obviously good) but around the 8 minute mark, something clicked and it was like "wow......".
    I will do more reviews (videos as well) on ebooks like this, keep it up my human friends!
    YouTube - Tai Lopez Jr

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    13/11/16
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    "Review of MO"

    It has put into words the things that I do intuitively. I now have a better understanding of how to manage myself as a Knowledge a Worker. The book is insightful to the trends that are happening today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    22/10/16
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    "Well Organized and Insightful"

    Managing Oneself is a hidden masterpiece. Most people do not delve into the personal interwoven aspects of the professional aspects of our personalities.

    I would recommend Managing Oneself to any entrepreneur seeking to operate a solid team, and to the employee seeking to better understand his environment at work.

    I gave Managing Oneself 5 Stars overall because it's a hidden gem of insight about how to avoid the mistakes of others throughout our career life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Ryan Grant
    28/12/16
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boomy Tokan
    2/11/16
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    "Action Orientated Content"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rafal
    26/05/16
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    "must read to everyone!"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    29/02/16
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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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  • citizenade
    1/09/15
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    "Really insightful"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Millward
    28/03/15
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    25/03/15
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kane
    10/02/15
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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