Top 10 Quotes by Charles Handy

Charles Handy

Presidents, leaders, to be effective have to represent the whole to the parts and to the world outside. They may live in the centre but they must not be the centre. To reinforce the common sense they must be a constant teacher, ever travelling, ever talking, ever listening, the chief missionary of the common cause.

Charles Handy
Forget land, buildings, or machines-the real source of wealth today is intelligence, applied intelligence. We talk glibly of "intellectual property" without taking on board what it really means. It isn't just patent rights and brand names; it is the brains of the place.
Charles Handy

Why don't we teach our children in school what they are? We should say to them, 'You are unique... you have the capacity for anything. You are a marvel'.

Charles Handy
Profit has to be a means to other ends rather than an end in itself.
Charles Handy

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
An economy that adds value through information, ideas, and intelligence-the Three I Economy-offers a way out of the apparent clash between material growth and environmental resources.
Charles Handy

Change is only another word for growth, another synonym for learning.

Charles Handy
Competition is healthy ... but there is more to life than winning or we should nearly all be losers
Charles Handy

In a knowledge economy, a good business is a community with a purpose, not a piece of property.

Charles Handy
Purpose, pattern, and people, the three P's at the heart of life.