Henley sponsors the 2015 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management Book of the Year awards.

13 February 2015

Henley sponsors the 2015 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management Book of the Year awards.

Held at the British Library on Monday 9 February, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management Book of the Year awards celebrated the best in management writing. 

On Monday 9 February the Henley Business School sponsored the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management Book of the Year awards. Now in its fifth year, in association with the British Library, the competition searched for a book that would both inspire students to strive for management roles and to improve the effectiveness of working managers.

The awards evening celebrated the best of management books, published or distributed in the UK, through five categories, judged by Patrick Dunne, Diane Lees, Valerie Dias and Professor Rebecca Taylor. The overall winner ‘Not Knowing’ by Steven D’Souza and Diana Renner, was awarded the prestigious title of Management Book of the Year, a prize of £5,000 and ‘Management Gold’ recognition, demonstrating the very best of management writing.

Carry Cooper, a past President of the British Academy of Management and companion of the CMI, opened the proceedings introducing Ann Francke, CMI Chief Executive, and Phil Spence, British Library Chief Operating Officer, who both spoke passionately about best practice in leadership and management. Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi presented the keynote speech, giving five top tips for influencing and transforming future and current managers.

Innovative videos of the winning books were created by students from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, capturing the audience’s attention and adding another layer of wit and creativity to the subject to the books. CMI’s President, Mike Clasper awarded student Ean Jang a prize for the best animated video, ‘The Little Big Book of Management Theories’. You can see the videos here.

 

 

2015 Winners

Practical Manager

  • The Little Book of Big Management Theories,  James McGrath and Bob Bates: Pearson

Management Futures

  • The Key, Lynda Gratton: McGraw-Hill Education

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Customer Innovation, Marion Debruyn: Kogan Page

The Commuter’s Read

  • Not Knowing, Steven D’Souza & Diana Renner: LID Publishing.

Management and Leadership Textbook

  • Organizations and Management in Cross-Cultural Context, Zeynep Aycan, Rabindra N Kanungo and Manuel Mendonca: SAGE Publications