Self-published title on CMI Management Book of the Year shortlist

A self-published title is among the 25 books shortlisted for the £5,000 CMI Management Book of the Year, sponsored by the Henley Business School in association with the British Library.

The Psychological Manager: Improve Your Performance Conversations by Peter Storr, published via, features in the New Manager category for the prize, alongside The Essentials of Management by Andrew Leigh (Pearson Education), The First Time Manager, 6th edition by Loren B Belker, Jim McCormick and Gary S Topchik (Amacom), The Leadership Skills Handbook, 2nd edition by Jo Owen (Kogan Page) and Solutions by Eric Bolland and Frank Fletcher (Gower).

Pearson has two titles in the Practical Manager category: Key Business Solutions by Antonio E Weiss and The Management Book by Richard Newton. Profile also has two titles in the category: Guide to Decision-Making by Helga Drummond and Uncommon Sense, Common Nonsense by Goddard and Eccles. McGraw-Hill’s Crucial Conversations by Paterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler is also shortlisted.

John Wiley is featured twice in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category, with Engaged by Holbeche and Matthews and Growth Champions by The Growth Agenda. Adaptability by Max McKeown (Kogan Page), Financial Times Guide to Business Development by Ian Cooper (Pearson) and Winning at Innovation by de Bes and Kotler (Palgrave Macmillan) complete the category.

Max McKeown is also shortlisted in the category of books identified as The Commuter’s Read with The Strategy Book (Pearson Education), alongside Dangerous Guide to Leading Innovation by Gardner, Fawcett, Fenemore and Davis (A & C Black), Influence by Robert B Cialdini (Profile), and The Language of Leaders by Kevin Murray and Savvy by Jane Clarke (both Kogan Page).

In the final category, for management and leadership textbook, Pearson Education has three titles: Marc Goergen’s International Corporate Governance, Nicolay Worren’s Organisation Design and The Psychology of People in Organisations by Ashleigh and Mansi. The remaining titles are Managing Equality and Diversity by Kumra and Manfredi (OUP) and Theory and Practice of Leadership, 2nd edition by Roger Gill (Sage).

The prize winner will be announced at the British Library on 28th January 2013.