Question Time - With 3 Award Winning Management Authors

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Start Date: 19 Nov 2014

Start Time: 3:00 PM

End Time: 7:00 PM

Duration: 4 hours

Capacity: 50

Venue: Royal Marines Commando Training, Exmouth Road, Exmouth, EX8 5AR › View map

Admission price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

Join us for this presentation with three award winning authors of the CMI/British Library Management Book of the Year Award and get an insight into their thoughts. 

  • Matt Watkinson - 2014 Winner of the Management book of the year
  • Christopher Bones - 2012 Winner of Management book of the year
  • Dr Jules Goddard - 2014 Winner of Management Article of the Year

Ann Francke, CEO, CMI, said: “The idea behind the CMI management book of the year is to uncover those nuggets of 'management gold’ that will really make a difference." 

You will also have the opportunity to hear from the Royal Marines who will give as short presentation explaining why recruiters in industry should consider ex-military trained personnel as well as an opportunity to network with your regional board and other CMI members.


3.00 - 3.30  Registration & Networking
3.30 - 3.35 Welcome address - David Potter, Chair, CMI South West Regional Board
3.35 - 3.45 Presentation - Royal Marines 
3.45 - 4.30 

Presentations from our 3 Authors 
- Christopher Bones
- Matt Watkinson
- Jules Goddard

4.30 - 5.10  Buffet 
5.10 - 5.55  Question time
5.55 - 6.05  Closing address & Raffle - David Potter 
6.05 - 7.00  Networking 


Ten Principles

Matt Watkinson

2014 Management book of the year.

Matt a designer and consultant looks at the importance of getting the customer experience right - challenging leaders to rethink how they are delivering their products and services.

Management Book of Year

Christopher Bones

2012 Management book of the year.

Chris is Professor of Creativity and leadership at Manchester Business School argues in his book that to be able to rebuild trust and confidence, we need to redefine talent, revalue experience and reconsider remuneration.

Mgmt Articles

Dr Jules Goddard

Author of the 2014 management article of the year ‘The Fatal Bias’ how management bias towards cost efficiency is seriously harmful.

Dr Jules Goddard is a Fellow at the Centre for Management Development at London Business School.

Additional Information

Please use the car park on the opposite side of road to main gatehouse. Walk across foot bridge to gatehouse entrance to check in and receive a security badge.  You will then be directed to the venue.


  • Free event
  • Buffet
  • Parking

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Ray Davis at

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