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Handy, Charles B.

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Works: 239 works in 711 publications in 5 languages and 15,161 library holdings
Genres: Forecasts  Biography  Portraits  Interviews 
Roles: Composer, Printer, Arranger, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: HD58.8, 302.35
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The age of unreason by Charles B Handy ( Book )
57 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 2,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If you put a frog in water and slowly heat it, the frog will eventually let itself be boiled to death. Find out about the boiled frog and other concepts that will turn your understanding of the world on its head and change the way you work and live
Understanding organizations by Charles B Handy ( Book )
71 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text offers an extended dictionary of the key concepts, and shows how this can help us find new solutions to familiar problems, describing approaches and techniques
The age of paradox by Charles B Handy ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 1,434 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."--BOOK JACKET
The hungry spirit : beyond capitalism : a quest for purpose in the modern world by Charles B Handy ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 844 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
Beyond certainty : the changing worlds of organizations by Charles B Handy ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 772 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
Gods of management: the changing work of organizations by Charles B Handy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gods of management by Charles B Handy ( Book )
46 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 663 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 empty raincoat : making sense of the future by Charles B Handy ( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 613 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 )
26 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The elephant and the flea : reflections of a reluctant capitalist by Charles B Handy ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 358 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
Waiting for the mountain to move : reflections on work and life by Charles B Handy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond certainty : the changing worlds of organisations by Charles B Handy ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Change has accelerated over the last decade and post 1980s we see that prosperity cannot last forever. We can now only be certain of uncertainty, and must adapt to make our future work. Handy argues for compromise as the way forward
Understanding schools as organizations by Charles B Handy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new alchemists by Charles B Handy ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 304 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."--BOOK JACKET
Inside organizations : 21 ideas for managers by Charles B Handy ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The elephant and the flea : looking backwards to the future by Charles B Handy ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding voluntary organizations by Charles B Handy ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 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
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 255 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 )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 235 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
Making managers by Charles B Handy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Handy, C. (Charles), 1932-
Handy, Charles.
Handy, Charles, 1932-
Handy, Charles B.
Handy, Charles Brian.
Handy, Charles Brian, 1932-
Hendijs, Čārlzs, 1932-
Хэнди, Чарльз, 1932-
ハンディ, チャールズ
Languages
English (392)
Chinese (7)
French (3)
Spanish (2)
Turkish (1)
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