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.

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:

  • 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

Competition Categories

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.

This year’s competition has five categories:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Management and Leadership Textbook

Awarded to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges, will most effectively support a course of study on a management and leadership topic.

Competition Rules

Here are the CMI Management Book of the Year 2016-17 Competition Rules. Please consult these before entering your books. All entries are bound by the rules.

Key Dates

Competition open for entries 1st April 2016
Closing date for entries 30th June 2016
Shortlist announced October 2016
Winners announced February 2017

 

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.