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Managing Oneself

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Length: 32 mins
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History's great achievers have always managed themselves. That, in large measure is what makes them great achievers. They were once rare exceptions, but in today's world most of us will have to learn to manage ourselves. Peter F. Drucker, author of Management Challenges for the 21st Century, explains that success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves - their strengths, their values, and how they best perform. This article, which originally appeared in the March-April 1999 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible.
Want to sharpen your leadership skills with previous editions of the Harvard Management Update? You can find past issues from 1997 to the present by clicking on matching edition under periodicals.
©1999 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, All Rights Reserved (P)1999 Audible Inc.

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  • Robert
  • Woodinville, WA, USA
  • 01-25-04

An area for a misunderstanding

I've purchased three of Druker's books from Audible. They are all quite good; however this one while also good is simply a chapter of two from one of the other books. That was disappointing and seems to me that Audible should have provided a head's up on that fact.

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A mini masterclass in communication

I learned to major lessons: 1/ it’s easier to leverage your strengths then it is to make small incremental improvements on your weaknesses. 2/ you must communicate your strengths and preferred modality of operating to you co workers/managers AND you must be PROACTIVE about understanding your managers/co workers strengths and preferences (such as being a Listener rather then a reader when it comes to learning).

My only complaint is that the voice is a bit muffled but a good pair of earbuds or being in your car helps a lot.

Cheers to your success!

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Review of M Oneself

The narration is faster then it should be. I am not a native English speaker so to follow, and makes notes is hard. Talks about general common sense concepts but gives them good wording.
If you can’t buy it
4 concepts
Feedback analysis
Concentrate on your strengths
Set 18 months goals
Take responsibility for relationships and communication with peers
Chao!

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  • Mike
  • MUSCATINE, IA, USA
  • 03-06-15

no wasred words

gets to the point and his observations are thought provoking and helpful for people who need to work with people

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  • Samir_kouider
  • 11-12-18

Short and snappy. Great insight

Short and to the point summary. Good few eye openers. Will listen to it again

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-26-17

Bad sound

Speaker didn't sound clear. Hard to understand for non native English Listener. It's was for free so just try it out.

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  • Mlove
  • 05-04-17

Loved this audiobook

I enjoyed the book...It's free and very valuable. Small book but powerful. I definitely recommend it

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  • Ray Zamfir
  • 11-28-16

very good audio.

short but good. It boils down to whatevar you need to know and work on yourself to know how you perform when you are at your best and also to understand how other perform at their best.

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  • Rex Osafo-Asare
  • 07-07-16

A life changing listen in just over 30 mins!

It's the kind of book that is perfect for the commuter. Literally after listening to 3/4 of the book and came into work and performed my support fiction with a noticeable confidence having had Mr Drucker reiterate the strengths that we have as individuals and recognises the strengths of others. Excellent read! Highly recommend!

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  • Isak Engström
  • 06-16-16

sound meh

sound quality is bad, great content n n n n n n n n n

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  • goncalo esteves
  • 02-16-16

Voice over common words

More than good sense, it's loaded with some precious advice on making the right decisions values based.

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  • Sam
  • 12-31-15

Great

Poor narration quality but great book, lots of knowledge. Will be listening to this over and over.

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  • acaihie
  • 10-18-15

very important listen

Find out and know the way you work extremely important and eye opening listen .

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  • YvetteC
  • 06-25-15

Really insightful

This is a quick read/listen but packed with wisdom. Enjoyed it... I now understand a little more how and why I was more effective or least effective in certain roles and situations.