The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror.
If you listen to nothing else on managing yourself, you should at least hear these 10 articles (plus the bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles to select the most important ones to help you maximize yourself.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself will inspire you to:
This collection of best-selling articles includes: bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen, "Managing Oneself", "Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey?", "How Resilience Works", "Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time", "Overloadeded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform", "Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life", "Reclaim Your Job", "Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership", "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror", and "Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance."
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After 25 years in management at a Fortune 500 company I was familiar with the messages these 10 articles delivered. Each of them offers tips and techniques that when culled to address my personal needs create a map that allows me to be more efficient and effective. I was disappointed that I had not researched the topics well enough to understand the most of the material wasn't current research. It's still very applicable in many ways though.
Only a few of the articles were interesting but not "must reads" for a business person. Perhaps the articles were novel at the time they were published. Since then, many of the insightful topics have been expanded into books. A business person would recognize some of the authors like Peter F. Drucker ("The Effective Executive"), Jim Collins ("Good to Great"), and Daniel Goleman ("Emotional Intelligence").
I really enjoyed listening this. There was surprisingly lot tips what I would categorize as biohacks. Building some good habits, measuring effects and learning and again building ect. I'll recommend this book.
Scout leader who became interested in leadership building skills after Wood Badge.
Any type of leader needs to hear this information. Baseball coach to a CEO will benefit.
I'm an electrical engineer who looks like Conan and has a flair for business. I'm nostagic for FF7 and Pokemon... and Salsa Verde Doritos.
Get ready for the best two hours of your life. You are going to learn everything this book has to teach you. It will change your life. You will wonder how you ever successfully managed yourself without the knowledge that you've just gained. Then the book goes on for seven more hours...
It repeats itself. It repeates itself. It repeats itself. By the end of the book, you are going to be too tired to implement any of the principles you've just been taught. What's worse is that you've grown resentful at the authors. You wonder how these guys ever got hired to teach at Harvard. You will wonder how they justify their huge salaries. You will wonder why Harvard doesn't just hire you (you're way more interesting to listen too). Then you realize that at least the book is over and that makes things okay.
Listen to this book for two hours. Write down what you've learned. Move on with your life because you've got no time for seven hours of filler (aint nobody got time for that).
This is the 2nd HBR Must Reads that I finished, the other one is on Change Management and is not an Audible Book. I particularly liked the monkey on the back metaphor which encourages executives to let their people think of way forward solutions instead of trying to take on too much responsibilities. Truly helpful for junior executives like me.
Probably not - most of the stories are pretty conventional in the current era; work-life balance, it's not all about money, etc. There were a couple of good articles that I would recommend, but I don't think this compilation is anything special.
I think I would pick a few more recent articles to include in the compilation.
Steady, light, consistent
If this were a TV series, I definitely think Angela Lansbury would need to be part of the project.
If you love the current generation of leadership books, I think you'll find most of these articles to be a bit dated. There are a few classics in this collection, however. The "Monkey on your back" article, particularly.
The content within this audio book hit important topics such as understating ones strength and weakness, understanding the basics of emotional intelligence in order to better manage your work. The monkey discussion hot the nail on the head. Get the monkey off of your back. Delegate and coach subordinates. Much more great topics. Must read.
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