The CMI Management Book of the Year Competition

The competition is organised by the Chartered Management Institute in association with the British Library and is sponsored by Henley Business School.

Together we are looking for a book that has the mboy-logo-smallpotential to transform the effectiveness of working managers or equip students for future management roles.

There are five category winners – from which one overall winning author will be awarded the prestigious title of Management Book of the Year, a cash prize of £5,000 and thus be recognised as ‘Management Gold’ – the very best in management writing.

Competition Rules

Competition Rules 2017-18 CMI Management Book of the Year  Please consult these before entering your books. All entries are bound by the rules.

Guidance for publishers is available here.

In the context of this competition the definition of management and leadership is to provide direction, gain commitment, facilitate change and achieve results through the efficient, creative and responsible deployment of people and other resources.

Categories for Entries

*NEW CATEGORY* New Manager

Awarded to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges, would be most useful to a newly appointed manager within the first two years of their appointment in accelerating their skills development.

Practical Manager

Awarded to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges, offers the best practical insights or guidance to help practising managers in their work or professional development.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Awarded to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges will best inspire innovation, encourage business or product development or support organisational development and adaptability.

Management Futures

Awarded to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges, offers a valuable insight into the future of management, providing current and aspiring managers with the skills or knowledge to support them in the workplace of the future.

The Commuter’s Read

Awarded to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges, will best serve commuters and retain their attention during a journey to work by inspiring them, informing them about and engaging them with a management and leadership topic.

Key Dates

Competition open for entries 4th April 2017
Closing date for entries 30th June 2017
Shortlist announced 3rd October 2017
Winners announced February 2018

Background to the Competition

The competition was launched by the Chartered Management Institute in association with the British Library in February 2010.

The previous winners of the overall prize are listed below:

  • 2016/2017: Originals by Adam Grant
  • 2015/2016: Frugal Innovation by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu
  • 2014/2015: Not Knowing by Steven D’Souza and Diana Renner
  • 2013/2014: The Ten Principles Behind Great Customer Experiences by Matt Watkinson
  • 2012/2013: The Management Book by Richard Newton
  • 2011/2012: The Cult of the Leader by Christopher Bones
  • 2010/2011: Managing by Henry Mintzberg

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs at CMI, for further information on sponsorship packages: petra.wilton@managers.org.uk or 020 7421 2708.