The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want (Amazon.com link)
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less (Amazon.com link)
Daily Drucker: 13 February—The Nature of Freedom
Freedom is not fun.
It is not the same as individual happiness, nor is it security or peace or progress.
It is a responsible choice.
Freedom is not so much a right as a duty.
Real freedom is not freedom from something; that would be license.
It is freedom to choose between doing or not doing something, to act one way or another, to hold one belief or the opposite.
It is not "fun" but the heaviest burden laid on man: to decide his own individual conduct as well as the conduct of society and to be responsible for both decisions.
List specific goals for your work.
Think of goals that will meet your need for personal fulfillment, while also helping your boss meet his or her performance objectives.
Sell these goals to your boss and keep the boss informed on your progress.
Daily Drucker: 25 January — Reinvent Yourself
Knowledge people must take responsibility for their own development and placement.
In today's society and organizations, people work increasingly with knowledge, rather than with skill.
Knowledge and skill differ in a fundamental characteristic—skills change very, very slowly.
Knowledge, however, changes itself.
It makes itself obsolete, and very rapidly.
A knowledge worker becomes obsolescent if he or she does not go back to school every three or four years.
This not only means that the equipment of learning, of knowledge, of skill, of experience that one acquires early is not sufficient for our present life time and working time.
People change over such a long time span.
They become different persons with different needs, different abilities, different perspectives, and, therefore, with a need to "reinvent themselves."
I quite intentionally use a stronger word than "revitalize."
If you talk of fifty years of working life—and this, I think, is going to be increasingly the norm—you have to reinvent yourself.
You have to make something different out of yourself, rather than just find anew supply of energy.
Ask those ahead of you in age how they went about "re-potting themselves."
What steps should you take now?
From Adventures of a Bystander
… the center of a modern society, economy and community is not technology. It is not information. It is not productivity. The center of modern society is the managed institution. The managed institution is society's way of getting things done these days. And management is the specific tool, the specific function, the specific instrument, to make institutions capable of producing results. The institution, in short, does not simply exist within and react to society. It exists to produce results on and in society.
The sub-theme of this site: Developing a work approach that is adequate to the challenges ahead (in a world moving toward new and different futureS—capitalization intended). (calendarize this)
This page is an aspect of life design.
“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker
The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told — either by the task or by the boss — to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves ↓ profoundly challenges social structure …
“Managing Oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” … “It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …
These pages are attention directing tools for navigating a world moving toward unimagined futures.
It may be a step forward to actively reject something (rather than just passively ignoring) and then figure out a coping plan for what you’ve rejected.
Your future is between your ears and our future is between our collective ears — it can’t be otherwise. A site exploration starting point
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