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 potential 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
Now in its fifth year, 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:
- 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
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:
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.
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.
Click here to download the competition rules PDF.
|Competition open for entries||1st April 2015|
|Closing date for entries||30th June 2015|
|Shortlist announced||October 2015|
|Winners announced||8th February 2016|
Last year’s winners were announced at an Awards Evening at the British Library – you can view photos and videos here.
Please contact Piers Cain, Head of Knowledge and Stakeholder Relations at CMI, for further information on sponsorship packages: firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7421 2731.