Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

From Harvard Business Review:

In this classic HBR article, Peter Drucker presented what was then a radical view of career development. He stated that in order to stay engaged and productive during a work life that could easily span over 50 years, we must develop a deep understanding of ourselves by asking four questions:

1. What are my strengths? Build on those, rather than wasting time trying to improve in areas where you have little competence.

2. How do I work best? Alone or with others? Making decisions or advising others? Under pressure or in predictable routines?

3. What are my values? How do your ethics resonate with those of your company?

4. Where do I belong? Based on your strengths, work style, and values, what kind of organization is the best fit for you — where you’ll be able to excel?