Top 10 Quotes by Charles Handy

Charles Handy

To learn anything other than the stuff you find in books, you need to be able to experiment, to make mistakes, to accept feedback, and to try again. It doesn't matter whether you are learning to ride a bike or starting a new career, the cycle of experiment, feedback, and new experiment is always there.

Charles Handy
The best learning happens in real life with real problems and real people and not in classrooms.
Charles Handy

A leader shapes and shares a vision, which gives point to the work of others.

Charles Handy
Home is the first school for us all, a school with no fixed curriculum, no quality control, no examinations, no teacher training
Charles Handy

We learn by reflecting on what has happened. The process seldom works in reverse, although most educational processes assume that it does. We hope that we can teach people how to live before they live, or how to manage before they manage.

Charles Handy
Instead of a national curriculum for education, what is really needed is an individual curriculum for every child
Charles Handy

Some of my unhappiest moments have been in organizations. Somehow it seems to be quite respectable to do things in organizations that you would never do in private life. I have had people insult me to my face in front of colleagues. I have had my feelings rammed down my throat on the pretext that it would do me good. I have been required to do things which I didn't agree with because the organization wished it... In my worst moments I have thought organizations were places designed to be run by sadists and staffed by masochists.

Charles Handy
The companies that survive longest are the one's that work out what they uniquely can give to the world-not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul.
Charles Handy

The market is a mechanism for sorting the efficient from the inefficient, it is not a substitute for responsibility.

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.