Author(s): Peter F. Drucker
Read this book and...
* Discover your strengths and become a star performer;
* Live your values and be the person you want to see in the mirr∨
* Find out what you want to be remembered for.
* Includes the landmark Harvard Business Review articles Managing Oneself and What Makes an Effective Executive
"History’s great achievers--a Napoleon, a da Vinci, a Mozart--have always managed themselves.” We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren’t managing their knowledge workers’ careers. Instead, you must be your own chief executive officer. That means it’s up to you to carve out your place in the world and know when to change course. And it’s up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during a career that may span some 50 years. In Managing Oneself, Peter F. Drucker explains how to do it. 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 F. Drucker was an Austrian-born writer, teacher, and consultant. He is one of the best-known thinkers about the role of the manager and the executive. He founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and counseled the governments of 13 countries as well as numerous public service institutions and major corporations. His 39 books on management have been published in more than 70 languages. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002 and received honors from the governments of Austria and Japan. He has been called the father of modern management thinking. Author social media/website info: www.druckerinstitute.com