Gods of Management (Paperback)

The Four Cultures of Leadership

Charles B. Handy

The business classic for understanding management styles and finding your own

For over fifty years, Charles Handy has set the tone for leadership thinking. In this business classic, he lays out one of his most famous ideas: the four types of organisational culture, as exemplified by the Greek Gods.
Culture is central to a company's efficiency and success, whether it is shaped by a Zeus-like central power or the task-oriented focus of Athena, by Apollo's hierarchical assignment of roles or the person-centred preference of Dionysus. Successful leaders know their own styles, and cultivate these qualities to create dynamic, productive teams that are top of their field.

Publication date: 03/09/2020

£9.99

ISBN: 9781788165624

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Business & Management

Gods of Management (Ebook)

The Four Cultures of Leadership

Charles B. Handy

The business classic for understanding management styles and finding your own

For over fifty years, Charles Handy has set the tone for leadership thinking. In this business classic, he lays out one of his most famous ideas: the four types of organisational culture, as exemplified by the Greek Gods.
Culture is central to a company's efficiency and success, whether it is shaped by a Zeus-like central power or the task-oriented focus of Athena, by Apollo's hierarchical assignment of roles or the person-centred preference of Dionysus. Successful leaders know their own styles, and cultivate these qualities to create dynamic, productive teams that are top of their field.

Publication date: 03/09/2020

£8.99

ISBN: 9781782837336

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07ZQNRJWW

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Business & Management

Reviews for Gods of Management

'Charles Handy is a world-class business thinker'

 Director Magazine

'A forward-looking radical'

 Financial Times

'The UK's management guru'

 Guardian

'A management guru ... his predictions about the way we work could qualify him as a prophet. And he writes "like a dream"'

 The Times

'This is a serious book ... entertaining as well as instructive.'

 Management Today

'A man with a lifetime's experience... One of the more stimulating books on management.'

 Financial Times

'This is stimulating and worth reading'

 British Business

'Handy's jargon-free observations pack more power because of their clarity and prescriptive nature.'

 Fortune

Charles B. Handy

Charles B. Handy

Charles Handy is a writer and broadcaster, following careers as an economist, professor at the London Business School (which he co-founded) and a consultant to a wide variety of organisations. He is widely regarded as the top 'business guru' in the UK, and has been rated as one of the most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50.