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Managing Oneself

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We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren't managing their knowledge workers careers. Instead, you must be your own chief executive officer. That means it's up to you to carve out your ...more
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Published January 7th 2008 by Harvard Business Review Press (first published December 1st 2007)
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Michelle
Apr 11, 2010 rated it liked it
Here are the takeaways for me: (1) use "feedback analysis" to discover and focus on your strengths (don't really have a good sense of what "feedback analysis" really is, as it seems too simplistic as described). (2) determine how I best perform, as a reader or as a listener, determine how I learn, and determine if I work well under stress or want highly structured, predictable environments. (3) know what my values are, and align my organization with them. (4) build relationships, and communicate ...more
Andrew
Sep 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
Drucker managed to say absolutely nothing in 72 pages.

Below is my Suggested Reading page from my business book that will be released this spring. If you are looking for a book to read, read one of these. Do not waste your time on this book!

Suggested Reading & Listening

Business
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, by Chris Anderson
The 4-Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferriss
Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
What
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Tomas Libas
Oct 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
MESSAGE: Learning how to manage and develop ourselves is one of the most important assets we have to learn in life.

COOL IDEAS:

In relationships:

1. Understand that you're an individual and so is another person. You both have different values and beliefs and see the world in a different way. To coexist, your values must be similar. That's why I love this book club and that's why the best organisations work. People's values are more or less aligned.

2. Take responsability for communication. You're re
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Mario Tomic
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Short and sweet book that everyone should read from time to time. I like how the Author emphasizes the fact that we should focus more on our strengths and discovering what we are really good at naturally, kinda goes against the whole new age theory that you can be whatever you wanna be. You can read this book in one evening and I definitely recommend that you do so.
Olivier Goetgeluck
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
A person can perform only from strength. One cannot build performance on weaknesses, let alone something one cannot do at all.

The only way to discover your strengths is through feedback analysis. Whenever you make a key decision or take a key action, write what you expect will happen. Nine or 12 months later, compare the actual results with your expectations.

Implications for action that follow from feedback analysis:
1. Put yourself where your strengths can produce results
2. Work on improving you
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nananatte
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to nananatte by: Chanunya Nitiwong
ปัญญางาน จัดการตน (Managing Oneself) ของปีเตอร เอฟ ดรักเกอร แปลโดยคุณภิญโญ ไตรสุริยธรรมา ฉบับพิมพครังที 2 สนพ. openbooks

เลมนีแคเหนแปะชือดรักเกอรไวบนปกเรากเดินผานแลวคะ อานงานของดรักเกอรไมไดพอๆ กับจอน ซี แมกซเวลล นะแหละ แตคุณเพือนคะยันคะยอมาขามปีวา อานเถอะๆ ไปจนถึงบีบบังคับวา ตองอาน ...ก อานกไดคะ มันกติดเบสตเซลเลอรของรานหนังสือทุกแหงมาจะครบปีอยูแลวละนะเลมนี

เพือนเราพรีเซนตเลมนีวา มันเปนหนังสือเลมสุดทายของปีเตอร ดรักเกอร ปรมาจารยดานการจัดการ พูดงายๆ คือ เลมนีคือครีมออฟเดอะครีม ดรักเกอรขมวดสิงทีเคาเร
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Ying Ying
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable short read. There are two ideas in this book: The fist one is that to manage oneself, one must first know oneself: reader/listener, decision maker/adviser, loner/team-player, big or small firm? The second idea is that one should prepare for a second or parallel career to continue challenging oneself once one has reached a "mid-life" crisis.
Ramón Nogueras Pérez
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: productivity
Poca gente es capaz de meter tantas ideas importantes en algo más que 60 páginas.

Drucker aborda la cuestión que todos podemos hacernos sobre nuestros trabajos, y que casi ninguno nos hacemos. Preguntarse qué es lo que uno hace bien y cómo es la raíz de la que viene la buena marcha de uno mismo. Pocos nos hacemos esa pregunta.

Muy muy recomendable.
Emma
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I admit this was a little book we got at work and I read it because I knew it would be a very quick one to add in my pursuit of 100 books this year! ;-) However, I found it really fascinating - and learned a bit about myself, which is always useful! :-)
Ple Jitraporn
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
การอานหนังสือเลมนีทำใหฉุกคิดเรืองราวของตนเองวาทังทีผานมา และในปัจจุบัน เราไดใชชีวิตสวนตัวและการงานเปนไปอยางทีเราตองการและควรจะเปนหรือยัง หนังสือดีมากๆ อานสนุก ทายสุดทีสำคัญคือ "ขอใหเหนตนเอง" เปนรางวัลของชีวิตตอไป ...more
Martin Georgiev
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is my summery of the book http://youtu.be/hER0VPJbZ88
Thanakharn Juntima
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
สำหรับสถานการณชีวิตตอนนี ชุดคำถามในหนังสือเลมนีจำเปนกับเรามาก บางทีคำถามงายๆ แตเมือนำมาจัดวางอยางเปนระบบ กเกิดชุดความคิดทีสวยงาม เหมือนดวงไฟเฉลิมฉลองระยิบระยับบนถนนราชดำเนิน ...more
บอมบุง พ่อยอดคะน้าอ่อน
กระชับ ชัดเจน และชวนคิด

เปนคำถามขนาดสันทีชวนใหเราพิจารณาวิธีการทำงาน คุณคาทีเราให รวมถึงพิจารณาความสัมพันธทีเกียวของกับการทำงาน
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Sonita Soth
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
- zeigt wie wichtig es ist, die eigenen Stärken und Schwächen zu kennen
- behandelt was getan werden muss, aber nicht wie
Kevin Egan
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Practical and to the point. Easy to go back on and consult. Eternal principle for any executive of businesses or families. We all need plans and strategies to bring dreams into life.
Ido
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: High school graduates
The best and most fundamental
Life Guide out there!


צפו בסדרה איך בוחרים מקום עבודה ולימודים
על פי הספר!



Written by the great Peter F. Drucker. This
book have answered all the questions that
I have had over the last decade.
How to find my destiny? how to increase my
usefulness in an organization, how to clarify
and rectify problems with coworkers, and
how to really manage in a world full of
options and choices.

A very short and to the point book.
55 pages every young high school senior must read.


I wis
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Volodymyr Dehtyarov
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Основоположник науки о менеджменте Питер Дрюкер и здесь отличился. Даже не книга, а короткая брошюра на один вечер и на пару лет одновременно. Простые и логичные правила понимания себя и своего места в организации и мире. Feedback analysis - наверное, главное для меня в книге. "Каждый раз, принимая ключевое решение и совершая важное действие, запишите ожидаемый результат. Через 9-12 месяцев сравните достижения с вашими ожиданиями". Так просто и так сложно. Остальной конспект книги:
- определите
...more
Briana
Jul 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Initial Thoughts: Drucker makes some decent points, but I'm not sure how applicable they are to me right now, especially the second essay about being an executive. The general gist is knowing your working style and knowing other people's working styles so you can get stuff done, however. I also think a lot more people need to read the short section on holding an efficient meeting.
Ishita Kunwar
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read from HBR about self-analysis, career planning, and goal setting. Highly recommended!
Alex Ikonn
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Classic.
Saki Rook a Bead
หนังสือเลมนีเปนหนังสือทีคุณภิญโญซือจากรานกาลิญานีซึงเปนรานหนังสือภาษาอังกฤษแหงแรกในภาคพืนยุโรปซึงตังอยูทีปารีส คุณภิญโญกลาวถึงหนังสือเลมนีใน Future ปัญญาอนาคต ทำใหซากิซึงรูสึกประทับใจหนังสือเลมดังกลาวอยากรูวา งานเขียนของดรักเกอรทีคุณภิญโญชืนชมนันเปนอยางไร
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เนือหาของหนังสือไมใช how to แตเปนการตังคำถาม เพือใหเขาใจจุดแขงของตนเอง โดยมีแนวคิดหลักวา คนเราใชพลังในการทำสิงทีตนเองถนัดใหเปนเลิศนอยกวาการพัฒนาสิงทีเปนจุดดอยใหดีขึนจนถึงระดับกลาง ๆ ดังนัน ไมควรไปเสียเวลากับสิงทีไมเหมาะกับตัวเอง แตควรพัฒนาสิงที
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Shalini
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Managing oneself" by Peter F. Drucker, is a book for every member of the workforce. This tiny book, rightly categorised as a "classic" by HBR, packs a lot of wisdom to empower anyone who reads it, regardless of their gender, position in an organisational hierarchy or freelancing, and phase in life. What starts with trying to help you understand your basic strengths and weaknesses in a workplace, evolves beautifully into how to manage yourself while interacting with other members of the organisa ...more
Tobias Sjösten
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'd seen this book recommended several times and so I was disappointed when it turned out to be rather woolly and insipid. It's way too broad a topic to cover in 72 pages but that didn't stop Drucker from trying, wielding Christian platitudes and religious sentiments about "finding ones purpose in life" or deciding who you "want to look in the mirror in the morning".

There were some nuggets but I only got them because I had already reflected on their details and applications beforehand, rendering
...more
Santhosh Guru
Well, I don’t know the historical context of this classic book. If Peter was alive, I would have recommended Carol Dweck’s Mindset. But who am I to judge him. I didn’t really enjoy this short read. May be this work is a bit archaic now.
Priya Ravinder
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Short and concise. The book has only about 50 pages.
Tony Frantz
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Will listen to this one again - very short read.

Number one on Tai Lopez's top book recommendations.
Kenny
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the perspective of a young software developer this book helped me understand a great deal about how the world changed in respect to work. What it takes to be the best at your job not by diversifying more, but by identifying and enhancing your strengths e.g.,

If you're an engineer, identify what you're best at and work on that. Don't focus on achieving mediocrity at skills you're not good at. Your energy, time and resources should instead be used to convert you into a star performer from bein
...more
Kim D
Jan 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
Had to read this for work and am just thankful it was short. He threw out ideas but there is hardly an elaboration on them. Seemed like a truly pointer read. I gained no new insights from it.
Charlane Brady
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I learn each and every time I read Drucker, especially the two articles in this book, "Managing Oneself" and "What Makes an Effective Executive". The eight simple rules he outlines mixed with discipline will certainly help you earn your way to your destination.
Paweł Papke
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
It's a very quick read. Key insights:
- Write down your thoughts about decisions you make. After several months go back to your notes and evaluate your effectiveness.
- Understand different ways of learning (writer, listener, etc). Use this knowledge when learning and teaching others (your boss, pears, etc.).
- Put time and effort into your strong areas. It's easier to excel from good to excellent, than from incompetent to good.
- Know yourself. Not everyone was born to manage others, some people
...more
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Peter Ferdinand Drucker was a writer, management consultant and university professor. His writing focused on management-related literature. Peter Drucker made famous the term knowledge worker and is thought to have unknowingly ushered in the knowledge economy, which effectively challenges Karl Marx's world-view of the political economy. George Orwell credits Peter Drucker as one of the only writer ...more
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“Like so many brilliant people, he believes that ideas move mountains. But bulldozers move mountains; ideas show where the bulldozers should go to work.” 10 likes
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