Management Book of the Year 2017

The CMI Management Book of the Year awards aim to celebrate the best of management writing, helping to signpost managers to the most useful and inspiring books around.

The competition is held in association with the British Library, and sponsored by Henley Business School.


The British Library Knowledge Centre

96 Euston Road

Kings Cross




Registration begins at 5:45pm

Start Time: 6:30pm

Date: Monday 6th February 2017

Herminia Ibarra


Professor Herminia Ibarra, Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning, and Professor of Organizational Behavior, INSEAD

Herminia Ibarra is the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning, and Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD she served on the Harvard Business School faculty for thirteen years. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils, a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, and Chairs the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School. Thinkers 50 ranked Ibarra #8 among the most influential management thinkers in the world

Professor Ibarra is an expert on leadership development. Her most recent book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015), explains how to step up to a bigger leadership role. Her best-selling book, Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career describes how people reinvent their careers. She will deliver the 2017 Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at Oxford University, Said Business School.

Author of numerous articles in the Harvard Business Review and other top academic journals, Ibarra also writes for business media including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, and speaks internationally on leadership and talent management.

A native of Cuba, Ibarra received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University, where she was a National Science Fellow.


Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE CCMI, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester


Phil Spence CCMI, Chief Operating Officer, The British Library

Ann Francke CMgr CCMI, CEO of CMI

Mike Clasper CBE CMgr CCMI, President of CMI

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Final Panel Judges

Patrick Dunne

Patrick Dunne CCMI

Chairman of Boardelta

Delroy Beverley

Delroy Beverley CCMI

Chairman of Bradford University School of Management

Rebecca Taylor

Professor Rebecca Taylor PhD CCMI

Executive Dean and Director of Studies at the Open University Business School

Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin CCMI

Chairman of Pentland Brands

Diane Lees

Diane Lees CCMI

Director General of the Imperial War Museums