Management Book of the Year

Nominations for our 2021 Awards are now closed

Our Management Book of the Year 2020 Winner has now been announced!

We are delighted to announce that author Matthew Syed is our Management Book of the Year 2020 Winner with Rebel Ideas: The power of diverse thinking.

Rebel Ideas and our other shortlisted books offer you cutting-edge insights into management and leadership — tell us what you think with #MBOY2020!

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Here at Henley Business School we are delighted to be able to sponsor the Management Book of the Year 2020 and it was a great pleasure to be personally invited to judge this year’s competition. Whilst it is hard to make the final choice of one book, from amongst a very close set of finalists, I felt that Rebel Ideas really offered exciting new perspectives on the benefits of engaging diverse stakeholders and promoting radical ways to address today’s complex challenges.

This book is very well-researched and includes many excellent examples and stories to illustrate key points – a really interesting and enjoyable read.

Professor Jean-Anne Stewart - Programme Director MA Leadership, Henley Business School

Congratulations to this year's winner!

Rebel Ideas

Matthew Syed - John Murray Press

Matthew is an author of six best-selling books and highly acclaimed speaker in the field of mindset and high performance, in the context of a complex and fast-changing world.

We are thrilled to announce Matthew and Rebel Ideas as CMI’s Management Book of the Year Winner 2020.

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Entries for Management Book of the Year 2021

Nominations for our 2021 Management Book of the Year Award are now closed. The 2020/21 competition focuses on books that address the transformation of Management and Leadership, in line with CMI's 'Management Transformed' project. We'll be looking for books that offer original and valuable insights into how management, leadership and the world of work is changing, providing managers with the skills or knowledge to handle change or disruption.

Details of the competition are outlined in the rules and regulations below.

Entries for our 2021 Award is now closed.
Rules & Regulations

Event Timeline
6th October 2020 Competition opens
30th November 2020 Competition closes
14th December 2020 Longlist announced
4th March 2021 Shortlist announced
May 2021 Winner announced

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We want our partners to share and celebrate their fantastic achievements.  There are many reasons to enter the CMI Partner Awards, not least the award itself! Nominations are now open, get involved and enter today.

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The 2020 Shortlisted Books

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Speak Up
Megan Reitz and
John Higgins
Brave New Work
Aaron Dignan
The Infinite Game
Simon Sinek
The Joy of Work
Bruce Daisley