Uncertain winner for management book award

Uncertain winner for management book award

A book that urges managers to embrace uncertainty has been named the overall winner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management Book of the Year competition.

Not Knowing by Steven D’Souza and Diana Renner (LID Publishing) received the top honour (£5,000) in a ceremony at the British Library last night (9th February), after also winning in the Commuter’s Read category.  

Ann Francke, chief executive of CMI, said of its win: “The managers who succeed in the 21st century economy are those who learn to embrace change and uncertainty, not fight it. This book shows why and should have managers asking themselves some big questions about how they lead. CMI’s Management Book of the Year is all about finding the ‘Management Gold’ that really makes a difference, and that’s exactly what this book does. If you only read one management book this year, make it this one.”

Other winners on the night included James McGrath and Bob Bates for The Little Book of {Big} Management Theories (Pearson) in the Practical Manager category and Marion Debruyne for Customer Innovation (Kogan Page) in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category.

Lynda Gratton’s The Key (McGraw Hill Education) triumphed in the Management Futures category, while  Organizations and Management in Cross-Cultural Context by Zeynep Aycan, Rabindra N Kanungo and Manuel Mendonça (Sage Publications) was crowned winner in the Management and Leadership Textbook category.

Now in its fifth year, the CMI Management Book of the Year competition was created to uncover some of the best books on management and leadership, and help raise the profile of the variety of the management writing published in the UK. It is run in association with the British Library and sponsored by Henley Business School.