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.



Time, Talent, Energy

Imagine how much more competitive your company would be if all your employees got as much done by 10 am Thursday as others get done all week? It’s this potential to outperform rivals with productive power that’s inspiring pioneering companies to manage their human capital as carefully as their financial capital. Michael Mankins and Eric Garton, Bain & Company experts in organizational effectiveness, present new research into how people


Defining Moments

“Defining moments” occur when managers face business decisions that trigger conflicts with their personal values. Using three case examples to represent the escalating responsibilities and personal tests managers face, and drawing on the insights of four philosophers—Aristotle, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, and James—Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Badaracco shows how to approach such dilemmas. 

Vaules-Driven Organization

The Values-Driven Organization

Values-driven organizations are the most successful organizations on the planet. This book explains that understanding employees’ needs—what people value—is the key to creating a high performing organization. When you support employees in satisfying their needs, they respond with high levels of engagement and willingly commit their energies to the organization, bringing passion and creativity to their work.


The Talent Delusion

‘This book shows how to find, attract, develop, motivate, and retain stars. It’s full of evidence and provocative ideas to help every talent leader’ Dr Adam Grant, Wharton Professor, New York Times bestselling author, Originals and Give and Take

‘This is the book I want to hand every manager I’ve ever worked with . . . Every chapter is filled with quotes, findings, and ideas that I want to post on Twitter and share with the world’ 


Management Starts With You

Management Starts With You is a wise, honest and practical guide to success in this challenging but fascinating role.

Among many powerful insights we learn that:

. Before we can successfully manage others we first need to manage ourselves.
· Most of us do not naturally know how to manage, but we can learn.