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Handy, Charles B.

Works: 221 works in 986 publications in 16 languages and 14,833 library holdings
Genres: Forecasts  Biography  Meditations  Portraits  Handbooks and manuals  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Composer, Arranger, Interviewee, Conceptor, Other
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The age of unreason by Charles B Handy( Book )

92 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,139 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
Understanding organizations by Charles B Handy( Book )

108 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Organizations are a part of everyday life, whether in schools, hospitals, police stations or commercial companies. In this classics text, Charles Handy argues that the key to successful organizations lies in a better understanding of the needs and motivations of the people within them. Understanding Organizations offers an extended 'dictionary' of the key concepts -- culture, motivations, leadership, role-playing, co-ordinating and consultation -- and then shows how this 'language' can help us find new solutions to familiar problems. Few management writers have been as consistently challenging and influential as Charles Handy. Firmly established as one of the core business texts, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in organizations and how to make them work better."--The Publisher
The age of paradox by Charles B Handy( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,335 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 )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,010 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 empty raincoat : making sense of the future by Charles B Handy( Book )

65 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 796 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 hungry spirit : beyond capitalism : a quest for purpose in the modern world by Charles B Handy( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 788 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 )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 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
The future of work : a guide to a changing society by Charles B Handy( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gods of management by Charles B Handy( Book )

48 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four gods of the title - Zeus, Apollo, Athena and Dionysus - symbolize the different styles of management and culture to be found in organizations. The underlying point is that management is not a precise science, but more of a creative and political process, owing much to the prevailing culture and traditions of the organization. Part 1 explains the theory of cultures and how it applies to organizations; Part 2 examines the major cultural crisis affecting businesses today; as the multi-layered and multi-structured organizations - in the Apollonian or bureaucratic model - have reached a dead end and must give way to the cultures of Zeus and Dionysus, gods of individualism and personal power.--
Inside organizations : 21 ideas for managers by Charles B Handy( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 314 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 elephant and the flea : looking backwards to the future by Charles B Handy( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschouwing over de rol en betekenis van kleine ondernemingen
Waiting for the mountain to move : reflections on work and life by Charles B Handy( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 292 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
Understanding schools as organizations by Charles B Handy( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding voluntary organizations by Charles B Handy( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 273 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 new alchemists by Charles B Handy( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 268 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 )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 246 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 )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 232 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
The hungry spirit : beyond capitalism : a quest for purpose in the modern world by Charles B Handy( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his characteristically personal anecdotal style, Charles Handy analyses how materialist capitalism is self-limiting and how efficiency may be the enemy of a cohesive society, and also examines the false certainties of science and religion
Making managers by Charles B Handy( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second curve : thoughts on reinventing society by Charles B Handy( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's leading guru looks to the future. Charles Handy is one of the giants of contemporary thought. His books on management - including Understanding Organizations and Gods of Management - have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends - such as Beyond Certainty - has changed the way we view society. In The Second Curve, Handy builds on a life's work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. He looks at current trends in capitalism and asks whether it is a sustainable system. He explores the dangers of a society built on credit. He challenges the myth that remorseless growth is essential. He even asks whether we should rethink our roles in life - as students, parents, workers and voters - and what the aims of an ideal society of the future should be. Provocative and thoughtful as ever, he sets out the questions we all need to ask ourselves - and points us in the direction of some of the answers
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The age of unreason
Alternative Names
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Handy, C. 1932-

Handy, C. (Charles), 1932-

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Handy, Charles B.

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Handy, Charles Brian.

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Hendijs, Čārlzs 1932-

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Хэнди, Чарльз 1932-

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찰스, 핸디

핸디, 찰스

핸디, 찰스 B

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