Previous Winners

Practical Manager and Overall Winner

The Cult of the Leader, by Christopher Bones
The Cult of the Leader: A Manifesto for More Authentic Business
by Christopher Bones
published by John Wiley, 2011
"He strips away the rhetoric to get to the heart of society’s infatuation with top management talent and the “L’Oréal generation” this has created; a management tier who believe in having it all “because they’re worth it". Emma Leech, Category Judge
Christopher Bones on why he wrote the book

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Innovator's DNA
The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M Christensen
published by Harvard Business School Press, 2011
"A well researched, authoritive discussion of important issues...It is difficult to fault as a professional piece of work". Bruce Lloyd, Category judge
Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen talking about the ideas behind the Innovator’s DNA
The CMI and the BL welcome Cass Business School as sponsor for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category.


Bold: How to be Brave in Business and Win
by Shaun Smith and Andy Milligan 
published by Kogan Page, 2011
"Bold is a strong and very fresh presentation of engaging anecdotal evidence of the reasons for successful brands...inspiring and stimulating". Jill Dann, Category Judge

The Commuter's Read

Put your mindset to work
Put Your Mindset to Work: The One Asset You Really Need to Win and Keep the Job You Love
by James Reed & Paul G. Stoltz 
published by Penguin UK (Viking), 2011
"Exceptional. I found this to be a true personal wake-up call". Judy Craske, Category Judge

Management and Leadership Textbook

Corporate Responsibility
Corporate Responsibility
by Mick Blowfield and Alan Murray 
published by Oxford University Press, 2011
"Unlike many other textbooks, this one takes a truly international perspective and is relevant for a wide audience, including students but also practicing managers". Dr Karin Moser, Category Judge
Mick Blowfield on his book and its message for managers