Managing Oneself

Self-awareness is increasingly identified as a critical leadership quality and a worthwhile pursuit for any professional. This little book is a great place to start.

Peter Drucker’s classic ‘Managing Oneself’ has been an indispensable reference over the years. The book (more of an essay really) promotes self-awareness and offers a simple framework for self-reflection:

• What are your strengths? Your weaknesses?
• How do you communicate?
• How do you learn?
• How do you work with others?
• What are your values?
• Where can you make the greatest contribution?

It may not hit the heights of Covey’s ‘7 Habits…’, but I see it as a perfect, compact companion.