Pearson strong on CMI Management Book shortlist

Pearson strong on CMI Management Book shortlist

Pearson and Harvard Business Review Press 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.

Both presses have three titles shortlisted.

Shortlisted in the Commuter’s Read category are The Paula Principle by Tom Schuller (Scribe); Megatech, edited by Daniel Franklin (Economist); Keys to Success by John Timpson (Icon); Think Like an Innovator by Paul Sloane (Pearson); and Emotional Intelligence Pocketbook by Gill Hasson (Capstone).

In the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category, the shortlisted books are In Your Creative Element by Claire Bridges (Kogan Page); The Growth Director’s Secret Andrew Brent (Bloomsbury), The Corporate Startup by Tendayi Viki, Dan Toma and Esther Gons (Vakmedianet); The Power of Little Ideas by David Robertson (Harvard Business Review Press); and Built to Grow by Royston Guest (Wiley).

Shortlisted in the Practical Management category are Time, Talent, Energy by Michael Mankins and Eric Garton (Harvard Business Review Press); Defining Moments by Joseph L Badaracco (Harvard Business Review Press); The Finance Book by Stuart Warner and Si Hussain (FT Publishing); The Leadership Challenge by James M Kouzes and Barry Z Posner (Wiley); and Strategy Journeys by David Booth (Routledge).

In the Management Futures category, the selected titles are Building Digital Culture by Daniel Rowles and Thomas Brown (Kogan Page); Fully Connected by Julia Hobsbawm (Bloomsbury Business); A Better Way of Doing Business by Graeme Soloman and John Storey (OUP); Inclusive Leadership by Charlotte Sweeney and Fleur Bothwick (Financial Times); and Disruption Denial by David Guillebaud (LID Publishing).

The shortlisted New Manager titles are: Potential by David Guile (Rethink Press); Happy Working Relationships by Simon Jones (Wordscapes); Harvard Business Review Manager’s Handbook by Harvard Business Review (Harvard Business Review Press); The Presentation Book by Emma Ledden (Pearson Business); and Brilliant Coaching by Julie Starr (Pearson).

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 in the profession to those books that will make a definite difference to how they think and act as true management and leadership professionals. For those passionate about their career, the progressive and practical lessons within these books are essential reads.”

The winner of each category, as well as the overall winner will be announced at an awards evening at the British Library on 6 February 2018, with the winning author taking home a £5,000 prize.