Kogan Page and Pearson are both strong on the 25-strong shortlist for the £5,000 2017 Management Book of the Year, announced by The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the British Library.
Kogan Page has five titles on the shortlist and Pearson four.
Shortlisted in the Management Futures category are Data-driven Organisation Design by Rupert Morrison and Big Change, Best Path by Warren Parry (both Kogan Page) Superforecasting by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner (Penguin Random House), Connected Leadership by Simon Hayward (Pearson) and The Future of the Professions by Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind (OUP).
In the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category, the shortlisted books are Play Bigger by Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lockhead and Kevin Mahey (Little, Brown Book Group), Originals by Adam Grant (Ebury), The Innovation Workout by Lucy Gower (Pearson), Building a Culture of Innovation by Cris Beswick, Derek Bishop and Jo Geraghty (Kogan Page) and From Science to Start-up by Anil Sethi (Springer).
Shortlisted in the Practical Manager category are How to Manage by Jo Owen (Pearson), Inclusive Talent Management by Stephen Frost and Danny Kalman (Kogan Page), FAST by Gordon Tredgold (Next Century), The Negotiation Book by Steve Gates (Wiley) and What You Really Need to Lead by Robert Stephen Kaplan (Harvard Business Review).
In The Commuter's Read category, the selected titles are Great Answers to Tough Questions at Work by Michael Dodd (Wiley), It Takes More than Casual Fridays and Free Coffee by Diane K Adams (Palgrave), We Have a Deal by Natalie Reynolds (Icon), The Trusted Executive by John Blakey (Kogan Page) and How to be REALLY Productive by Grace Marshall (Pearson).
The shortlisted Management and Leadership Textbooks are: Leadership Paradoxes by Richard Bolden, Morgen Witzel and Nigel Linacre (Taylor & Francis), A Guide to Professional Doctorates in Business and Management by Lisa Anderson, Jeff Gold, Jim Stewart and Richard Thorpe (SAGE), Employability by John Neugebauer and Jane Evans-Brain (SAGE), The Origins of Ethical Failures by Dennis Gentilin (Routledge) and Employment Relations by Cecilie Bingham (SAGE).
Petra Wilton, CMI's director of strategy, said: "Thousands of books on how to become a better manager and leader are published every year. Our shortlist directs everyone from first-time managers to senior business leaders to those books that will make a difference to how they think and act as management and leadership professionals. For those passionate about their career, the progressive and practical lessons within these books are essential reads."
The category winners and overall CMI Management Book of the Year winner will be announced at the British Library on 6th February 2017.
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