Managing Oneself

How to Assess Your Strengths

In today’s world, self-management is often driven by the data we collect from our devices. But long before there was the Apple Watch or Fitbit, there was Peter F. Drucker, a visionary thinker who wrote at the intersection of personal and professional development. MANAGING ONESELF distills some of his best advice on optimization. Here are two key insights from our latest release.

Key Insight 1: Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Playing to your strengths is a good professional strategy.

Many people are surprisingly unaware of their own strengths and weaknesses as professionals. Good performance is strength-based and weakness-averse, so it’s advantageous for everyone to understand their own abilities and deficiencies.

Key Insight 2: Relationships affect everyone’s professional performance.

Very few people truly work alone. Whether one works in a large organization or as a freelancer, performance often hinges on professional relationships with colleagues. Managing these relationships is part of effective self-management, and it requires two elements: acceptance and responsibility.

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