Top Management Books Announced
The annual Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Book of the Year competition announced its shortlist this week. The 25 leading management books of the year were announced at the CMI National Conference.
With £5,000 at stake for the winning author, the shortlisted books, which include Fixing Britain: the business of reshaping our nation, by Digby Jones and Buy-in: saving your good idea from getting shot down, by John P. Kotter and Lorne A Whitehead, will now undergo an intense review process, where the judges will whittle down the entries to find the winners. One winner will be chosen in each of the five categories – most practical management book, best book for innovation and entrepreneurship, best eBook, best commuters’ read and the most outstanding management and leadership textbook. An overall winner will also be chosen from the five category winners.
The winner will be decided by a panel of management experts including Professor Cary Cooper CBE of Lancaster University and Sir Anthony Cleaver of Novia Financial Plc.
The short-listed management books
Practical Management category:
- The art of action: how leaders close the gaps between plans, actions and results, by Stephen Bungay
- Being the boss, by Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback
- The cult of the leader: a manifesto for more authentic business, by Christopher Bones
- Good strategy/bad strategy: the difference and why it matters, by Richard Rumelt
- The leader’s guide to influence: how to use soft skills to get hard results, by Mike Brent and Fiona Dent
Innovation and Entrepreneurship category:
- Fixing Britain: the business of reshaping our nation, by Digby Jones
- From brainwave to business: how to turn your brilliant idea into a successful start-up, by Celia Gates
- Identifying hidden needs: creating breakthrough products, by Keith Goffin, Fred Lemke and Ursula Koners
- The innovator's DNA, Jeff Dyer, by Hal Gregersen, and Clayton M. Christensen
- Out of our minds: learning to be creative, 2nd ed., by Ken Robinson