Summary of Peter Drucker's 'Managing Oneself'

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Managing Oneself Summary According to the article "Managing Oneself" by Peter Drucker (2005), the world of business is at present more open than ever before. There is unprecedented room for mobility if a person is willing to put in the time and the effort to get ahead in the world. In the workforce, there is less direct supervision of employees than there was in the past and consequently employees must watch themselves. There are both positives and negatives associated with this current state of events. While people have less pressure from their direct supervisors, they also have more individual responsibility for themselves and their futures. The individual person is responsible for his or her ultimate destiny within the structure of the company they work for. Self-management is a necessary skill for life both within and outside of the business world. People must learn to supervise themselves and lead themselves in order to be successful human beings. Drucker (2005) states that one of the most important things a person should do is to self-evaluate. They need to look internally and try to determine what their true strengths are. Often, the skill set to which a person is born will be what they assume that they are best at and consequently people often misidentifying what their strengths are. The best way to understand what you are really best at is to get feedback from other people (Drucker 2005, page 2). A person can also provide feedback for themselves provided they

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