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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself Audiobook

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Stay engaged throughout your 50+-year work life
  • Tap into your deepest values
  • Solicit candid feedback
  • Replenish physical and mental energy
  • Balance work, home, community, and self
  • Spread positive energy throughout your organization
  • Rebound from tough times
  • Decrease distractibility and frenzy
  • Delegate and develop employees' initiative

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."

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2010 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    PC 02-25-16
    PC 02-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    If you could sum up HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself in three words, what would they be?

    Great review material


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    A. Yoshida 11-10-16
    A. Yoshida 11-10-16
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    "Not a "must read" for a business person"

    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").

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Juuso 01-22-16
    Juuso 01-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good book from managing yourself"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Joe 04-21-16
    Joe 04-21-16 Member Since 2016

    Scout leader who became interested in leadership building skills after Wood Badge.

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    "must read is a great title"

    Any type of leader needs to hear this information. Baseball coach to a CEO will benefit.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kal 12-31-15
    Kal 12-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Essential listening for every business leader"

    I wish I listened at start of my business 20 years ago, this book made excellent impact on me.

    14 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    See Reverse 11-24-16
    See Reverse 11-24-16
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    "Some Articles Better than Others"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I think I would pick a few more recent articles to include in the compilation.


    What three words best describe Chris Kayser’s voice?

    Steady, light, consistent


    Could you see HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    If this were a TV series, I definitely think Angela Lansbury would need to be part of the project.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Jake Burdeaux 11-04-16

    Jake

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    "Kept using god and religion as examples."
    What would have made HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself better?

    Not using god or religion as case studies.


    Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

    No.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment as logic was not used, but the delusional mindset of an invisible friend, god, as to manage self.


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    KATHRYN DI 10-14-16
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    "dry"

    Dry. Narrator has grating white-man-of-authority voice. Not creative, expected better of narration and content. Would not recommend. there should be much better info out there, even from HBR. I felt like I was teleported to the 80s listening to this. HBS needs to live up to its rep as a forward-thinking school.

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    ZABY 09-26-16
    ZABY 09-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Essential Listening for Leaders and Aspiring Leaders"

    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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    Josh Sowalsky Beirut, Lebanon 08-23-16
    Josh Sowalsky Beirut, Lebanon 08-23-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Narration is highly repetitive and annoying"

    The structure of chapter sections leads to a lot of repetition in narration. Very annoying.

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