Charles Handy on Eudaemonia and Other Important Matters

    Jan 24, 2019

    Influenza pandemics are not static events like a hurricane or tornado, nor are they confined to a specific area. Pandemics come in multiple waves and experts believe that many organizations would have difficulty maintaining operations as a result of absenteeism due to illness, employees caring for the sick and other consequences. While the federal government has plans to help slow the spread of the virus among critical populations, such as healthcare workers and emergency personnel, it is up to businesses to ensure that their employees stay healthy. Mike McGuire, Vice President, Anti-Infectives at Roche Pharmaceuticals is responsible for leading an internal team that is charged with the development of a pandemic plan that focuses on protecting employees and maintaining business continuity during a pandemic. He joined Roche in 1984. Throughout his entire career, Mr. McGuire has been involved with anti-infectives, including Rocephin, an injectable antibiotic, and since 1999, Tamiflu. Mr. McGuire is a graduate of Mary Washington College where he received a BS degree in Biology. He received his MBA in Marketing from Montclair State University. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: * Fundamentals of Human Resources Management To learn more, read these AMACOM Books: * Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis, by Ian Mitroff * The Disaster Recovery Handbook , by Michael Wallace, Lawrence WebberCharles Handy is often referred to as Britain's greatest management thinker. He has written some of the most influential management articles and books of the past 30 years, including The Age of Unreason, The Elephant and the Flea, The Future or Work...Charles Handy is often referred to as Britain's greatest management thinker. He has written some of the most influential management articles and books of the past 30 years, including The Age of Unreason, The Elephant and the Flea, The Future or Work, and The Age of Paradox. In his latest book, Myself and Other More Important Matters (AMACOM), Handy shares his special brand of wisdom, giving readers uncommon insight into business and careers...as well as the choices we all have to make in our lives. Handy draws on the lessons of his own experience to help readers move beyond the facts they learned in business school and reflect on their own individual management style. With the "philosophical elegance and eloquence" Warren Bennis has described as his trademark, Handy discusses how one should develop one's career goals in line with personal values and sense of ethics. Handy entertainingly recounts what he's discovered along his own international journey: from lessons his father taught him growing up in Ireland...to what he learned in Borneo in his days working for Royal Dutch Shell... to Italy, where he bought and fixed up an old house in Tuscany...all the way to America, where recent corporate scandals have shaken our understanding of what is ethical and acceptable. Mr. Handy worked for Royal Dutch Shell International in South-East Asia and London and then entered the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He then helped to start the London Business School and later became warden of St. George's House at Windsor Castle, managing a program bringing together captains of industry, trade union leaders, civil servants, politicians, bishops and chaplains to discuss issues in society and to trade ideas. Today, Mr. Handy works on writing projects while moving between bases in England and Italy. Myself and Other More Important Matters is AMACOM's featured book for February. In this week's You've Been Spotted, Kevin Lee talks with AMACOM editors Ellen Kadin and Barry Richardson about two other noteworthy titles: No Limit: The Texas Hold 'em Guide to Winning in Business by Donald G. Krause and Jeff Carter, and Speak to Win: How to Present With Power in Any Situation by Brian Tracy