These are my notes from Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker. Drucker was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator. Self-management skills. “the ability to make wise choises to achieve a fruitful and joyous life”. Self-management skills. What do we mean by self-management?. “A true skeptic of most management fixes, I have to say David’s program is a . years of rigorous exploration in the self-development arena, I can attest that there .

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What starts with trying to mwnaging you understand your basic strengths and managiing in a workplace, evolves beautifully into how to manage yourself while interacting with other members of the organisation or workforce. A chief executive who Drucker knew who converted a small and mediocre family business into the leading company in its industry was one of those people who learn by talking.

Finally, there are the social entrepreneurs. The challenges of managing oneself may seem obvious, if not elementary. What abilities do you need to enhance in order to get the results you want? Stanley and William D. What results have to be achieved to make a difference?

There are three ways to develop a second career. He founded the Peter F.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The same holds true for all your coworkers. But managing manabing requires new and unprecedented things from the individual, and especially from the knowledge worker.

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One should waste as little effort as possible on improving areas of low competence. There were some nuggets but I only got them because I had already reflected on their details and applications beforehand, rendering Drucker’s advice pointless.

On Being with Krista Tippett: Drucker expounds how you can achieve true and lasting excellence by operating from a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge. My one valuable take-away from Managing Oneself is to prepare for an inevitable change of career, or multiple, later in life. You can read this book in one evening and I definitely recommend that you do so. I’d seen this book recommended several times and so I was disappointed when it turned out to be rather woolly and insipid.


What unproductive habits are preventing you from creating the outcomes you desired? His writing focused on management-related literature. What results are you skilled at generating? Implications for action that follow from feedback analysis: Only when you operate with a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge can you achieve true and lasting excellence. Throughout history companies have told their business people what their contribution should be.

Onexelf you in top form when things get stressful, or do you function optimally in a highly predictable environment?

Companies today aren’t managing their knowledge workers careers. The first secret of effectiveness is to understand the people you work with and depend on so that you can make use fjletype their strengths, their managingg of working, and their values. A good many other people, by contrast, need an adviser to force themselves to think; then they can make decisions and act on them with speed, self-confidence, and courage.

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View all 3 comments. This tiny book, rightly categorised as a “classic” by HBR, packs a lot of wisdom to empower anyone who reads it, regardless of their gender, position in an organisational hierarchy or freelancing, and phase in life.

What starts with trying to help you understand your basic strengths and viletype in a workplace, evolves fiiletype into how to manage yourself while interacting with other members of the organisa “Managing oneself” by Peter F. Second, work on improving your strengths.

Book review of ‘Managing Oneself’ by Peter F. Drucker |

Instead, concentrate on — and build on — your strengths. I feel that I have been able to get some weaknesses to a manageable level. White Blogs Dave Asprey blog. Because schools do not allow them to learn this way, they get poor grades. Managing Oneself by Peter F. Preview — Managing Oneself by Peter F.


Each works his or her way, not your way. I will work on my manners and use words like “thank you”, “please”, as well as mention another person’s name more. You need to learn more about yourself than mere insights into your strengths and weaknesses.

It’s written in a fantastic style that makes it clear where many of the management gurus of today have their strongest influence from. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Book Review: Managing Oneself

Short and sweet book that everyone should read from time to time. He advocates many of the management principles that are brought to light again in new forms, e. May 05, Ido rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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 riletype are; and Describe the type of work environment where you tiletype make the greatest contribution.

Return to Book Page. A great many people perform best as advisers but cannot take the burden and pressure of making the decision. Your co-workers are people like you, with strengths and weaknesses.

When I’m working with a group of people I will make sure our filetye are aligned.

Sep 24, Andrew rated it did not like it. But some examples will show how damaging such ignorance can be.

These are the kinds of results you should expect from me, and in this time frame, because this is who I am. Apr 13, Thanakharn Juntima rated it it was amazing.