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Twenty-One Ideas for Managers: Practical Wisdom for Managing Your Company and Yourself



Twenty-One Ideas for Managers: Practical Wisdom for Managing Your Company and Yourself

Charles Handy

ISBN: 978-0-787-95219-8 September 2000 Jossey-Bass 224 Pages


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. Beginning with "A World of Differences," which voices Handy's fresh take on diversity in the workplace, each essay is a bite-sized bit of humor and wisdom that sheds new light on what motivates people on the job. As useful as they are incisive, these twenty-one ideas should be heard by anyone seeking fresh perspectives on how better to manage themselves and others.

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A World of Difference.

The "E" Factor.

The Secret Contract.

The Territorial Itch.

The Inside-Out Donut.

The Johari Window.

The Actor's Roles.

Marathons or Horse Races.

The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.

The Stroking Formula.

Parents, Adults, and Children.

Power Politics.

Teams and Captains.

Outward and Visible Signs.

Tribes and Their Ways.

Find Your God.

Counting and Costing.

The Customer is Always There.

Curiosity Made the Cat.

Shamrocks Galore.

Portfolios and Flexi-Lives.

"Handy's jargon-free observations pack more power because of their clarity and prescriptive nature ... his writings don't just affect companies; they often hit individuals in a powerful way, like the advice of a trusted friAnd or relative." (Fortune)

"Handy excels at stirring controversy?and thought." (Business Week)

"Anyone exposed to long-term, pick-of-the-month guru ramblings or mind-boggling business babble will think they have wandered into a clear spot in the forest when they encounter Handy for the first time.... His writing is crisp and lucid, and his grasp on the human dilemma is remarkably encompassing." (Chicago Tribune)

"He has a gift for presenting old problems in new ways that is at the heart of all good teaching." (Times Editorial Supplement)

"Charles Handy is arguably Britain's most respected management writer." (Financial Times)