Charles B. Handy


Born
Clane, Co. Kildare, Ireland

An Irish author/philosopher specialising in organisational behaviour and management. Among the ideas he has advanced are the "portfolio worker" and the "Shamrock Organization".

For many years he worked as a professor at London Business School.
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Average rating: 3.94 · 2,112 ratings · 152 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Age of Unreason

3.91 avg rating — 509 ratings — published 1989 — 17 editions
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The Second Curve: Thoughts ...

4.10 avg rating — 317 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Understanding Organizations

3.83 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 1976 — 12 editions
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The Empty Raincoat: Making ...

4.03 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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The Elephant and the Flea: ...

4.05 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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The Hungry Spirit

3.82 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
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Myself and Other More Impor...

4.10 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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The Age of Paradox

3.93 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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Gods of Management: The Cha...

3.76 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1986 — 15 editions
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Beyond Certainty: The Chang...

3.72 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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“The moment will arrive when you are comfortable with who you are, and what you are– bald or old or fat or poor, successful or struggling- when you don't feel the need to apologize for anything or to deny anything. To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.”
Charles Handy

“The world may admire the truth-tellers, but few will want to employ them.”
Charles B. Handy, Myself and Other More Important Matters

“Anything that takes us out of our comfort zones for a while can act as a reminder that the past we are used to may not be our best future.”
Charles B. Handy, The Second Curve: Thoughts on Reinventing Society



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