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Handy, Charles B.

Overview
Works: 196 works in 831 publications in 15 languages and 15,144 library holdings
Genres: Forecasts  Biography  Portraits  Interviews  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Composer, Interviewee, Arranger, Narrator, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: HD58.8, 302.35
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Understanding organizations by Charles B Handy( Book )

120 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voluntary organisations, whatever their size or purpose, need to function successfully in order to fulfil their aims and give staff a sense of purpose. This means that good management, which has clear objectives and sound finances, is essential
The age of unreason by Charles B Handy( Book )

81 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how dramatic changes are transforming businesses, education, and the nature of work. Handy maintains that discontinuous change requires discontinuous, upside-down thinking. We need new kinds of organizations, new approaches to work, new types of schools and new ideas about the nature of our society
The age of paradox by Charles B Handy( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now, in this striking sequel, Handy proposes bold ideas for how individuals and organizations can navigate their way through this brave new world. Change is occurring more rapidly than ever, challenging the assumptions and traditions of previous decades. Fewer full-time positions create more flexibility - but put the responsibility on us to create job opportunities. The end of lifelong careers gives us the freedom to explore new organizations and industries - but provides us with less security and comfort. Knowledge as a commodity to be sold offers the possibility of a more egalitarian society - yet highlights the fact that few have access to good education." "It is these unintended consequences of change - the paradoxes - that Handy confronts in The Age of Paradox. He argues that although the paradoxes of modern times cannot be solved, they can be managed. "There are pathways through the paradoxes if we can understand what is happening and are prepared to act differently." He shows us how we can accept and exploit the fuller responsibilities that today's workplace imposes; maintain our sense of continuity, connection, and direction; and balance our personal and professional commitments. In the same compelling style that captivated readers of The Age of Unreason, Handy describes the pathways to tomorrow."--Jacket
Beyond certainty : the changing worlds of organizations by Charles B Handy( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this challenging and exhilarating collection of 35 recent essays, the best-selling author and social philosopher shares his reflections on a changing world, a world in which we can be certain only of uncertainty. To plan for the future in such an environment, says Charles Handy, we must learn to think differently. In vintage Handy style, the author offers pearls of wisdom and truths about work and organizational life. He advocates compromise as the path to progress and urges organizations to give more freedom to individual employees in order to maintain a balance between commitment and creativity. Beyond Certainty is a book to dip into, enjoy, and share with colleagues and friends
The hungry spirit : beyond capitalism : a quest for purpose in the modern world by Charles B Handy( Book )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of the worldʼs most respected business and social philosophers, a groundbreaking book that challenges us to question our reliance on traditional definitions of ʺ successʺ and inspires us to find meaning and fulfillment in our professional, personal and spiritual lives. Many of us, Charles Handy asserts, are confused and frustrated by the fast-paced, prosperous world we have created for ourselves. We are puzzled by the consequences of capitalism, whose material benefits and comforts we enjoy every day, but which also divides rich from poor, consumes so much of our energies, and does not always lead to a more contented life. In a world that is super-efficient, highly productive, and too often soulless, how do we quench our spiritual ʺ hungerʺ? In The Hungry Spirit, one of the most visionary business thinkers of our age offers a powerful argument for reexamining the role of work in our lives and discovering what we are truly meant to do and to be. Calling on individuals and organizations to find purpose in the journey we take rather than focusing on money and profits, which are simply the means to keep us going, Handy shows how we can all better ourselves and our companies while also contributing to a decent society
Gods of management : the changing work of organizations by Charles B Handy( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empty raincoat : making sense of the future by Charles B Handy( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Portuguese and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following on from "The Age of Unreason", Charles Handy makes some radical arguments for the future not only of organizations, but for the individuals who work in them
The future of work : a guide to a changing society by Charles B Handy( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gods of management by Charles B Handy( Book )

40 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Handy's four gods symbolise the different styles of management to be found in businesses and organisations today. Zeus is a dynamic entrepreneur who makes snap decisions. Apollo is the god of order who defines staff through their job description and not personality. Athena is the goddess who recognises expertise and creates a task culture. Dionysus creates a culture where staff owe little allegiance to a manager. Each god represents different values and creates a differing culture. To be successful a leader, or manager, needs to be aware of the culture within their organisation and to be able to work to its strengths to create a productive and satisfying workplace."--Publisher
The elephant and the flea : reflections of a reluctant capitalist by Charles B Handy( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this poignant personal memoir, which is also a reflection on the past and future of world capitalism, retired oil executive/economist/guru Handy takes us on his life's journey, looking back to such topics as his childhood and education and how they prepared (or, rather, did not prepare) him for a career in business; the changing nature of organizational life within the old economy and the new; the great variety of capitalism around the world; and, through it all, his struggle to find meaning and fulfillment in work. Handy uses the metaphor of the elephant and the flea to critique the great shift from the prevalence of behemoth, slow-moving, bureaucratic organizations that provided a lifetime of security and not much freedom, to a world in which we are much more independent, flitting from job to job, latching onto elephants when we need to, but mostly flying solo and without safe havens.--From publisher description
Inside organizations : 21 ideas for managers by Charles B Handy( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual divulgativo destinado a quienes tengan que trabajar con otras personas o son reponsables de otros, ya sea un grupo de trabajo, un equipo, una empresa o una familia
The new alchemists by Charles B Handy( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Korean and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What drives people to create something from nothing? Is it ambition, the need for self-fulfilment? Is it to do with money, power, or even genes? Is there a mood of the time that encourages people? Can anyone do it?" "Charles Handy has talked to a range of extraordinary characters - from Trevor Baylis and Richard Branson to Jane Tewson and Terence Conran. And Elizabeth Handy has used her new style of composite portraits to highlight aspects of all the different alchemists in their particular environments."--Jacket
21 ideas for managers : practical wisdom for managing your company and yourself by Charles B Handy( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated the world over for his gentle wit and keen insight into human behavior, Charles Handy is widely regarded as one of today's best social and business philosophers. This latest collection of Handy's work groups twenty--one of the revered BBC commentator's best essays on why organizations and the people in them behave the way they do
The new philanthropists : the new generosity by Charles B Handy( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is different about the new philanthropists is that their giving is not passing money to an agency, but using their skills to make their money work directly with their energy to reach the people they want to help personally. This book reveals the energy and inspiration of a new way of using wealth
Die Fortschrittsfalle : der Zukunft neuen Sinn geben by Charles B Handy( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofisch getinte studie over zingeving in een hoog ontwikkelde samenleving, waar het streven naar efficiëntie en economische groei het mens-zijn in de verdrukking brengen
Waiting for the mountain to move : reflections on work and life by Charles B Handy( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Handy's reflections on work and life have earned him legions of fans throughout the world." "Now Handy's fans in America - present and future - can sample what his BBC listeners have enjoyed for so long. Waiting for the Mountain to Move includes sixty-five of this gifted commentator's best essays, culled from ten years of radio broadcasts. Often scripted to fill the three-minute slots allotted those broadcasts, each essay is a brief but brilliant flash of wisdom and inspiration that illuminates and explores questions we all grapple with (or ought to) every working day." "With titles including "Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal," "Trust and the Plumber," and "Learning from Misdoing," these writings wring poignant lessons from common occurrences and cause us to examine our lives, our institutions, and our society in a different and revealing light. The essays - sometimes sober, sometimes humorous - touch on a wide range of subjects, but Handy's pervasive goal is to help others find meaning and purpose in life by bringing their selves and their work, their "being and doing", closer together."--Jacket
The elephant and the flea : looking backwards to the future by Charles B Handy( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschouwing over de rol en betekenis van kleine ondernemingen
Making managers by Charles B Handy( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gods of management : the changing work of organisations by Charles B Handy( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Handy has identified four management styles to be found in organisations, and using the allegory of Greek gods he explains the different values of each style, and how these create the culture of an organisation. To be successful a leader, or manager, needs to be aware of the culturewithin their organisation and to be able to work to its strengths. Gods of Management is the essential handbook for understanding management styles, and is valuable reading for anyone who needs to be aware of how the choices they make on a daily basis can create a more satisfying and produ
Waiting for the mountain to move : and other reflections on life by Charles B Handy( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The age of unreason
Alternative Names
Charles Handy irischer Wirtschafts- und Sozialphilosoph

Charles Handy Irish economist

Charles Handy irlandzki teoretyk zarządzania

Handy, C. 1932-

Handy, C. (Charles), 1932-

Handy Charles

Handy, Charles 1932-

Handy, Charles B.

Handy, Charles B., 1932-

Handy, Charles Brian.

Handy, Charles Brian 1932-

Hendijs, Čārlzs 1932-

Τσαρλς Χάνντυ

Хэнди, Чарльз 1932-

ჩარლზ ჰენდი

ハンディ, チャールズ

查尔斯汉迪

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The age of unreasonThe age of paradoxBeyond certainty : the changing worlds of organizationsThe hungry spirit : beyond capitalism : a quest for purpose in the modern worldGods of management : the changing work of organizationsThe empty raincoat : making sense of the futureThe future of work : a guide to a changing societyGods of management