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To be an efficient manager, one requires an understanding of his own passions and motivations, strengths and weaknesses. This guide offers advice from business greats, including Peter F Drucker and John P Kotter, on how managers can improve personal performance and productivity and become better managers of those they lead.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Harvard Business Press (first published August 2005)
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Lori Grant
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A must-read book on executive ability in managing your career.
Venks
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Managing Yourself was the best book to start the year 2018.

I have always enjoyed the articles compiled by HBR editors. Managing Yourself was an eye-opener. Every essay was thought provoking. Some made me wonder if I could do better professionally, another made me question if I would thrive in a different profession that focuses on my strengths, another provided some techniques to evaluate my values and if I am spending the right amount of money, time and energy on them.

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Thomas Oropeza
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
On Managing yourself gives good advice on how to navigate living a life in a corporate setting that will cause you to grow and be happy while aligning with your goals/values in life.

For many, most of life will be spent working in a corporate environment, and it is important to understand your place. This involves identifying/working towards your professional goals within the company, identifying your values in life that define who you are and ideally working for a company that shares the same v
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crankmuffin
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book provides food for thought. While some of the articles may seem as somewhat obvious (thus shallow), essential insights into corporate culture are given. It is a good source of perspective for people that are having struggles with their careers or those who want to be prepared upon entering the world of business.
Charles Francis
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book choked with very useful articles and essays on how to be a better person, manager, and leader. Putting things first, which should be you.
Jitendra
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Good book. Provides tips to manage yourself in business environment as well at home.
Maria
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In parts interesting, but alot is common sense. Helps one to stop and reflect.
Chris
Jan 12, 2009 rated it liked it
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Good, practical, encouraging essays about staying on track.
Kieran
Jan 03, 2009 rated it it was ok
Hit or miss. The first article and the last article were excellent, but the rest was a bit uneven.
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