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Managing Oneself Paperback – 7 January 2008
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Peter F. Drucker (1909–2005) is one of the best-known and most widely influential thinkers on the subject of management theory and practice, and his writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern corporation.
Often described as "the father of modern management theory," Drucker explored how people are organized across the business, government, and nonprofit sectors of society; he predicted many of the major business developments of the late twentieth century, including privatization and decentralization, the rise of Japan to economic world power, the critical importance of marketing, and the emergence of the information society with its implicit necessity of lifelong learning. In 1959, Drucker coined the term "knowledge worker" and in his later life considered knowledge-worker productivity to be the next frontier of management.
Peter Drucker died on November 11, 2005, in Claremont, California. He had four children and six grandchildren.
You can find more about Peter F. Drucker at cgu.edu/center/the-drucker-institute.
- Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press; 1st edition (7 January 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 72 pages
- ISBN-10 : 142212312X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1422123126
- Dimensions : 10.92 x 0.76 x 16.51 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 44,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It encourages us to know our strengths, our modalities (how we perform best) and values. It urges us to take responsibility for our relationships, in terms of how we chose them and nurture them.
In order to identify strengths and gain personal insights, it introduces the feedback analysis tool: "Whenever you make a key decision or take a key action, write down what you expect will happen. Nine or twelve months later, compare the actual results with your expectations."
It helps us frame our personal contribution by answering the following question: "Where and how can I achieve results that will make a difference within the next year and a half ?" The answer must balance several things. First, the results should be hard to achieve but still within reach. Second, the results should be meaningful. Third, the results should be visible."
Finally, the book ends with advice on how to deal with the second half of our life, during retirement.
It does not go into long winded stories but rather gives short examples
straight to the point.
It starts off with a simple yet powerful idea that we must build upon our
strength. But in order to understand where our strength lies we must first
understand how we operate.
Key questions to ask ourselves on how we operate are:
-How do we learn?
-What are our values?
-What are the best environments we efficiently perform at?
-and of course knowing where we think we might belong?
To achieve this the author describes an exercise called the feedback loop
where we predict how far we will go and assess how well
we fit this prediction to expose our weaknesses and strength.
Once we have discovered our strength we must double down on it
and minimize the time to improve our weaknesses. It is better to
go from good to excellent instead of incompetent to mediocre.
Finally the author mentions that as we become excellent in our job
we might not have any challenges and this can make life less
exciting, so we can try seeking for a different field to master once
we are older.
Absolutely loved the book.