Managing Oneself (Harvard Business Review Classics)

We live in an age of unlimited opportunity: with drive, ambition, and talent, you can get yourself to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started. Note: With opportunity comes responsibility.

Companies today aren’t managing their workers careers, instead, you must be your own CEO. That means it’s up to you to achieve your place in the world and know when to change course. And it’s up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during your career that may span some 50 years.

In Managing Oneself, Peter Drucker explains how to do just that. The keys: Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself by identifying your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses; Articulate how you learn and work with others and what your most deeply held values are; and Describe the type of work environment where you can make the greatest contribution.

Only when you operate with a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge can you achieve true and lasting excellence. Managing Oneself identifies the probing questions you need to ask to gain the insights essential for taking charge of your career. Peter Drucker was a writer, teacher, and consultant. His 34 books have been published in more than 70 languages. He founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, and counseled 13 governments, public services institutions, and major corporations.

Biography
Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005) was considered the top management thinker of his time. He authored over 25 books, with his first, The End of Economic Man published in 1939. His ideas have had an enormous impact on shaping the modern corporation. One of his most famous disciples alive today is Jack Welch. He was a teacher, philosopher, reporter and consultant.

June 27th, 2015 by