Go for Gold to celebrate Management Book of the Year!

05 February 2015 -


CMI’s entry to the Awards Season calendar takes place on Monday – but in the meantime, YOU can enter a spin-off contest to win a gold Apple iPad Air containing the winning books!

Matt Packer

A record 160 books were entered into this year’s Management Book of the Year competition – held by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in partnership with the British Library. That’s some word count, and ample evidence that a lot of writers are exploring best-practice management from a variety of different angles, and thinking about how it should be implemented.

Winners will be announced at a special awards gala at the British Library on Monday 9 February, with authors competing in five categories:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Practical Manager

The Commuter’s Read

Management and Leadership Textbook and

Management Futures – an all-new category.

In addition to those separate gongs, an overall winner will take home a £5,000 prize.

CMI chief executive Ann Francke said: “Some of this year’s most exciting entries show that the business isn’t just about business. Leaders are increasingly recognising that their organisations can be a force for the common good and solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. But that means developing a management culture that makes ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability an integral part of the business model.

“Fortunately,” she added, “these excellent books offer plenty of ideas and insights. The Management Book of the Year exists to help managers find the brightest nuggets of ‘Management Gold’ – and with this year’s shortlist, we’ve hit a rich vein of writing focused on the big challenges that managers face day to day. Congratulations to all the authors.”

British Library chief operating officer and CMI Companion Phil Spence said: “At the British Library, we’re committed to supporting managers to be the best that they can be. As well as running our Business & IP Centre – a space in the Library offering practical support for new and existing managers, which is being replicated in six city libraries across the UK – we offer free access to up-to-the-minute management research online via our Management and Business Studies Portal, which complements our vast collections on-site.”

He added: “The high number of entries to this year’s CMI Management Book of the Year Award is evidence of the consistently strong interest in this area of research, and we look forward to welcoming the shortlisted authors to the British Library in February next year.”

Importantly, it’s not just the authors who will be rewarded – a special, spin-off contest enables members of the public to throw their hats in the ring, too! In the Management Gold Twitter competition, followers of the CMI handle @cmi_managers have an opportunity to win the latest, gold-coloured Apple iPad Air 2 – pre-loaded with the soon-to-be-announced, winning titles!

Click here for full details of the Management Gold competition, plus Terms and Conditions.

Find the full list of Management Book of the Year nominees here.

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