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Kogan Page leads on CMI Management Book of the Year shortlist - Press Release

Kogan Page leads on CMI Management Book of the Year shortlist

18 October 2016 – Five titles published by Kogan Page have been shortlisted for this year’s Management Book of the Year prize. The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the British Library revealed the shortlist last night. Kogan Page has more books on the list than any other publisher.

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.

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 on 6 February 2017.

Shortlisted in the Management Futures category, Data-Driven Organization Design by Concentra CEO Rupert Morrison helps companies use organizational analytics to design and implement the optimal organization. Big Change, Best Path by Warren Parry, a managing director at Accenture Strategy, also has been included in the category. His book uses fifteen years of research, predictive approaches and empirical benchmarking to manage organizational change with wisdom, analytics and insight.

Inclusive Talent Managementby Stephen Frost, consultant and former head of diversity and inclusion for London 2012, and Danny Kalman, consultant and former director of global talent at Panasonic Corporation, has been shortlisted in the Practical Manager category. The book reframes how to think about talent management, diversity and inclusion, holding up a mirror up to current unfair practices and providing best practice examples.

Through innovative coaching exercises, self-assessment exercises inspirational interviews with international CEOs and underpinned by rigorous academic research, The Trusted Executive by John Blakey gives leaders the tools to build trust. Shortlisted in the Commuter’s Read category, it takes account of the ever-changing, increasingly diverse and multi-generational work environment, and is an essential tool for leaders who want to create a positive long-term legacy.

Shortlisted in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category, Building a Culture of Innovation by BeswickBishop and Geragthy presents a practical framework that managers can follow to design and embed a culture of innovation in their business. The authors have created a structured process to make change stick, from assessing an organization's innovation-readiness to leading a managed change process that will foster innovation at each level.

Commenting on the shortlist announcement, Kogan Page Managing Director Helen Kogan said: “We are thrilled to have had five titles shortlisted for the Management Book of the Year prize. This is an incredible achievement for the company, especially as we will be celebrating our 50th year in independent publishing next year. We look forward to seeing what happens at the awards evening in February”.

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.”

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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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 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 – 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.