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Managing Oneself Audiobook

Managing Oneself

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"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

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    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

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    This book was so short yet so great!

    Put it on three times speed and devour this book as quickly as possible!

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    "good info, tone of voice is aggressive."

    info wasn't detailed and factual, but it gives you something to think about. I learned something tho.

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    Stephen 11-13-16
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    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.

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    James Saroka Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, USA 10-22-16
    James Saroka Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, USA 10-22-16

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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.

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    Well worth an hour listen. Good content that stimulates thought while providing good direction. Highly recommended!

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    "Just what I needed!"

    I was going through a tough time trying to decide on the next step in my professional life. This audiobook helped me to confirm that I must push toward what I know I am good at, and happy doing. Also to believe that following that will make me more successful than the direction which superficially looks financially better at the time.

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    Luc Canada 10-10-16
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    Very well written and read the instructions and information gained
    Is fundamentally vital and is applicable for all.

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    Joshua Albuquerque, NM 09-29-16
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    Quick and to the point. You'll be asked questions like are you a listener or a reader? are you a better worker by yourself or with others? Do you thrive under pressure or prefer to create in relative calm?

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

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    "must read to everyone!"

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

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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