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Building a Culture of Innovation shortlisted for CMI Management Gold - Press Release

Building a Culture of Innovation (9780749474478)24th October 2016 – Building a Culture of Innovation shortlisted for CMI Management Gold

Kogan Page is proud to announce that Building a Culture of Innovation: A Practical Framework for Placing Innovation at the Core of Your Business bCris BeswickDerek Bishop and Jo Geraghty has been shortlisted in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category for this year’s Management Book of the Year prize, which was revealed today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the British Library.

The shortlist for the overall £5,000 prize - sponsored by Henley Business School – reflects and offers guidance on the challenges professional leaders face in managing multi-generational workforces increasingly shaped by technology and engaged through ethics. 

Being a truly innovative company is more than dreaming up new products and services by external consultants and internal taskforces. Staying one step ahead of the competition requires you to embed innovation into your organizational culture. Innovation needs to be embodied in everything that gets done by everyone who works there. By changing your organizational culture to one that supports Building a Culture of Innovation, you will remove the barriers that stop you responding quickly and agilely to changing market conditions and opportunities for growth.

Building a Culture of Innovation presents a practical framework that you can follow to design and embed a culture of innovation in your business. The six-step Innovation Culture Change Framework offers a structured process to make change stick, from assessing your organization's innovation-readiness to leading a managed change process that will foster innovation at each level. It includes case studies from international organizations which have shifted their focus to an innovation culture, including Prudential, Qinetiq, Octopus Investments, Cisco, Siemens, BrightMove Media, Waitrose and Feefo.

Commenting on his shortlist announcement, co-author, Cris Beswick said: “The very reason Derek, Jo and I wrote ‘Building a Culture of Innovation’ in the first place was as a direct response to CEOs and senior leaders requesting a book that didn’t reinforce the need to innovate but outlined how to. A shift from the ‘what’ to the ‘how’ if you will. The fact that it has made it to this year’s shortlist is just a demonstration of how important innovation is to every organisation and that it still poses a significant challenge, but one that ‘Building a Culture of Innovation’ helps address.”

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.”

A record 156 books were entered into this year’s competition across five categories: Management Futures; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Practical Manager; Commuter’s Read; and Management and Leadership Textbook. The winner of each category, as well as the overall winner will be announced at an awards evening at the British Library Conference Centre on 6 February 2017 – with the winning author taking home a £5,000 prize.

Phil Spence, Chief Operating Officer at the British Library and a Companion of the CMI, said: “The British Library is honoured and thrilled to be hosting the CMI Management Book of the Year awards again. Not only are we the UK’s national research Library with a world-class collection of management studies resource, but also we have a long and successful relationship with CMI and are delighted to be supporting them in their mission to develop management and leadership.”

A full list of the shortlisted books and more details on the expert judging panel are available via the competition website www.managementbookoftheyear.org.uk. Follow the hashtag #managementgold on Twitter to get tips, advice and information on the books in this year’s competition.

For a review copy, a by-lined article or to arrange an interview with the author, please contact Philippa Artus: PArtus@koganpage.com or +44 (0)20 7843 1925.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About Kogan Page:

Kogan Page was founded in 1967 and is the leading independent global publisher of specialist professional books and content with over 700 books in print. Our award-winning work offers solutions for professional practice and academic achievement in both print and digital form. Our author base, which is part of some of the most prestigious academic institutions, international commercial organisations or professional associations, delivers high level, accessible, professional content to our readers in our key subject areas: LeadershipManagementMarketingBrandingHuman ResourcesCoachingLogisticsSupply ChainEntrepreneurship and Careers.

Kogan Page has offices in London, Philadelphia and New Delhi and offers authors the opportunity to develop their global brand. With agents and sales representatives throughout the world we are able to offer an international sales distribution whilst delivering the benefits of working with an independent company. Attendance at key international sector fairs in London, Frankfurt, New York, New Delhi and Beijing is matched by our presence at specialist professional conferences and events. Kogan Page has a thriving translation rights operation with many of our titles sold in translation throughout the world including China, Korea, Japan, Brazil, the EU and the Middle East.

About the competition

The Management Book of the Year competition, which is now in its seventh year, was created to uncover the best books on management and leadership, and help raise the profile of the great management writing published in the UK.

The winners of the five categories and the overall winner – who will scoop a £5,000 prize – will be announced at an awards evening at the British Library on 6 February 2017.

A full list of the shortlisted books and more details on the expert judging panel are available via the competition website yearbook.managers.org.uk. Follow the hashtag #managementgold on Twitter to get tips, advice and information on the books in this year’s competition.

Last year’s overall winner was Frugal Innovation by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu, published by Profile (Economist Books). Previous overall and category winners include Steven D’Souza and Diana Renner, Richard Newton, Christopher Bones, Henry Mintzberg, Clayton M. Christensen and Philip Kotler.

CMI

  • CMI – the Chartered Management Institute – is the only chartered professional body for management and leadership, dedicated to improving managers’ skills and growing the number of qualified managers.
  • Our professional management qualifications span GCSE to PhD equivalent levels, including the unique Chartered Manager award which increases earnings potential and improves workplace performance.
  • We provide employers and individual managers with access to the latest management thinking and with practical online support which helps them embrace change, create high performing teams and keep ahead of the curve.
  • With a member community of 136,000 managers and leaders, we promote high standards of ethical practice through our Professional Code of Conduct, and help managers build their expertise through online networks, regional events and mentoring opportunities.
  • Visit www.managers.org.uk for more information.

The British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website - www.bl.uk - every year where they can view up to 4 million digitised collection items and over 40 million pages. 

Henley Business School

Henley Business School is one of the oldest business schools in the UK, having been established in 1945. It is one of only 53 business schools in the world to hold triple-accredited status from the leading UK, European and US accrediting bodies – AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. It is known for empowering individuals to become great professionals and outstanding business leaders who think with clarity and act with confidence and conviction. Its distinctive approach is proven to deliver results for individuals and businesses alike.