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Management Challenges for the 21st Century by Peter F. Drucker

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6 Managing Oneself

What Are My Strengths? • How Do I Perform? • Where Do I Belong? • What Is My Contribution? • Relationship Responsibility • The Second Half of Your Life • The Parallel Career

Introduction

More and more people in the workforce—and most knowledge workers—will have to MANAGE THEMSELVES. They will have to place themselves where they can make the greatest contribution; they will have to learn to develop themselves. They will have to learn to stay young and mentally alive during a fifty-year working life. They will have to learn how and when to change what they do, how they do it and when they do it.

Knowledge workers are likely to outlive their employing organization. Even if knowledge workers postpone entry into the labor ...

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