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Management Book of the Year winners announced
'Managing' written by Henry Mintzberg has been named as the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management Book of the Year, at an awards ceremony hosted by the British Library.
The Management Book of the Year competition, run by CMI in association with the British Library, aims to uncover the UK's best books on management and leadership and raise the profile of the great management writing published or distributed in the UK.
Henry Mintzberg is a Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal. Mintzberg's book won the competition from a field of 145 entries.
Bill Lucas, author of 'rEvolution: How to Thrive in Crazy Times' and Richard Donkin, author of 'The Future of Work', were also named as winners in their respective Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Digital book categories.
Professor Cary Cooper, a workplace psychologist based at the University of Lancaster, and one of the competition judges said: "The quality of the books submitted for the CMI Management Book of the Year has been absolutely outstanding. It has been very difficult to choose between them, given the high quality of management books published during 2010.
"In this ever changing world, it is critical that managers keep themselves up-to-date with the latest ideas, techniques and approaches to managing people. The winners of the three categories provide leading edge thought leadership for the second decade of the 21st century."
Research by CMI found that managers recognise the importance of reading with 85% of managers polled having read at least one management book in the past year.
Ruth Spellman, CMI chief executive, said: "As UK plc tentatively emerges from recession we need to expose our managers to good ideas and innovative thinking. This rationale is at the heart of the CMI Management Book of the Year competition. We want to encourage all the UK's managers and leaders to commit to reading to aid their professional development and become better managers.
"It is important for managers to take a wider view of their leadership styles and make use of the wealth of information available to them. Management books provide useful answers to some of the many issues that business leaders are facing such as how to improve employee engagement.
"It's understandable that, with so many management books to choose from, picking the right books to read can be a challenge. The CMI Management Book of the Year will help to change that, by bringing the best management writing to current and aspiring managers."
Simon Bell, head of partnerships and licensing at the British Library said: "Every year our Business & IP Centre serves thousands of business people and researchers whose priority is to get hold of top quality information and the latest creative thinking so that they can develop their ideas, their businesses and their staff.
"We're delighted to be working in partnership with the CMI, and in common cause with authors and publishers, to showcase the best and most innovative examples of management writing both in traditional and, for the first time, in digital form. In doing this, we hope to get people excited about the wealth of inspirational ideas that are being developed and exchanged right now."
For more information about the Management Book of the Year competition, visit: www.managementbookoftheyear.org.uk
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