Practical Manager

This prize will be 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.



Fit Body Fit Business

As a former training partner of multi-Olympic gold medal champion Mo Farah, Adam Strong knows what it takes to transform ‘good’ athletes into world-class top 1% winners.

Adam Strong works with a variety of organisations from up-and-coming SMEs to major companies. By applying those same elite athlete time-management, team-building and physical and mental health training techniques to the business world, he helps ‘good’ performers transform themselves into ‘Gold Medal’ enterprises and dominant forces within their field.



In many trades and professions, mastery of the chosen craft can take a lifetime. Leadership is no different. Choosing an apprenticeship approach – ‘leadersmithing’ – breathes life into the development of both existing and aspiring leaders, and makes mastery attainable. Based on empirical research, Eve Poole examines the foundational practices of seasoned leaders, and explains how an apprenticeship approach can be adopted in daily working life, 


The Business of Excellence

As a former fighter pilot and Executive Officer of the Red Arrows, Justin Hughes is no stranger to high performance in the most demanding of environments. This book offers a unique and compelling perspective on the drives of excellence in both teams and organizations. The challenges of high performance and leadership and explored in depth, and are illustrated with insights, interviews and case studies from the military, sporting and corporate


The Glass Wall

Never mind the glass ceiling. In the workplace today there’s a glass wall. Men and women can see each other clearly through the divide, but they don’t speak the same language or have the same expectations. And as a result, women and their careers are suffering.

With more women than ever in the workforce, but still too few in the boardroom, now is the time to address the assumptions and miscommunication holding women back. 


Star Quality Experience

To create memorable guest experiences, as a hospitality professional you need to put yourself in your guests’ shoes. Go on a journey with a difference, as you explore what the hotelier in the know does before even meeting their guest, the touch points during their guests stay, and what happens after their guest leaves. This book will give you the tools you need to make this a reality: