About the 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 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 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:

2010/2011: Managing by Henry Mintzberg

2011/2012: The Cult of the Leader by Christopher Bones

2012/2013: The Management Book by Richard Newton

2013/2014: The Ten Principles Behind Great Customer Experiences by Matt Watkinson

The 2014/2015 winner is yet to be decided but if you are a publisher or a self-published author you can enter this year’s competition to be in with a chance of becoming the CMI Management Book of the Year

 

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:

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

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

Click here to download the competition rules PDF.

 

Key Dates

Competition open for entries

 

2nd April 2014

 

Closing date for entries

 

30th June 2014

 

Shortlist announced

 

October 2014

 

Winners announced

 

9th February 2015

 

 

 

Last year's winners were announced at an Awards Evening at the British Library - you can view photos and videos here.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Piers Cain, Head of Knowledge and Stakeholder Relations at CMI, for further information on sponsorship packages: piers.cain@managers.org.uk or 020 7421 2731.