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21 ideas for managers : practical wisdom for managing your company and yourself
Handy, Charles B.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxl, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
A world of differences -- The "e" factors -- 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.
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Celebrated the world over for his gentle wit and keen insight intohuman behavior, Charles Handy is widely regarded as one of today'sbest social and business philosophers. This latest collection ofHandy's work groups twenty-one of the revered BBC commentator'sbest essays on why organizations and the people in them behave theway they do. Beginning with "A World of Differences," which voicesHandy's fresh take on diversity in the workplace, each essay is abite-sized bit of humor and wisdom that sheds new light on whatmotivates people on the job. As useful as they are incisive, thesetwenty-one ideas should be heard by anyone seeking freshperspectives on how better to manage themselves and others.

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Author Notes

Charles Handy was born in Kildare, Ireland, in 1932, and was for many years a professor at the London Business School. From 1977 to 1981, Handy served as warden of the St. George's House in Windsor Castle, a private conference and study center concerned with ethics and values in society. He is now an independent writer and broadcaster who describes himself, these days, as a social philosopher. Other books by Handy include Waiting for the Mountain to Move, Beyond Certainty, and The Hungry Spirit.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. XI
The Authorp. XIII
Introductionp. XV
The Chaptersp. XIX
1 A World of Differencesp. 1
2 The "E" Factorp. 10
3 The Secret Contractp. 19
4 The Territorial Itchp. 27
5 The Inside-Out Donutp. 36
6 The Johari Windowp. 43
7 The Actor's Rolesp. 51
8 Marathons or Horse Racesp. 58
9 The Self-Fulfilling Prophecyp. 65
10 The Stroking Formulap. 74
11 Parents, Adults, and Childrenp. 81
12 Power Politicsp. 90
13 Teams and Captainsp. 98
14 Outward and Visible Signsp. 107
15 Tribes and Their Waysp. 115
16 Find Your Godp. 126
17 Counting and Costingp. 141
18 The Customer Is Always Therep. 149
19 Curiosity Made the Catp. 158
20 Shamrocks Galorep. 167
21 Portfolios and Flexi-Livesp. 176
Epiloguep. 183
Indexp. 187