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MBS Winner Announced: CMI Management Book of the Year

The Charted Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in all areas of management and leadership. The CMI Management Book of the Year prize has been created to do just that – to celebrate the very best in the field of management writing.

Held in association with the British Library, the competition aims to celebrate the best of management books published or distributed in the UK, from the most inspiring to the most useful.

MBS Library Service has added all 25 Shortlisted books to our collection.

The winner of the prize was announced yesterday evening at the British Library Conference Centre and we thought you might like to join us in congratulating MBS Professor Christopher Bones on his award with the book “The Cult of Leadership: A Manifesto for More Authentic Leadership”

The book offers a critical look at the way that business leadership has gone so badly wrong. It examines how modern business is obsessed with leaders.  How we talk about leadership all the time, but how its real meaning is becoming more and more obscure.  Recent corporate crises it is argued have shown that all too often, our leaders are missing in action when we need them most.  In this groundbreaking and provocative new book, Chris Bones shows how we need to:

  • Restore trust and confidence
  • Be more realistic about what leaders can and can’t do
  • Redefine talent
  • Revalue experience
  • Reconsider remuneration

The book is available to borrow from the MBS Library Service today. 

Some of the other shortlisted books available in the Library include:

Bad Apples by Adrian Furnham and John Taylor

If you leave a rotten apple in a barrel of apples, the bacteria destroying it will gradually spread throughout the whole barrelful. In the same way, a person who causes difficulties or is dishonest may influence others in the community or organization he or she belongs to. Examples of this are a disruptive, foulmouthed and violent pupil whose behavior may render an otherwise easily
manageable class quite unteachable, and a crooked policeman who persuades his colleagues to join him on the payroll of the local mafia. Bad Apples describes the risks and negative effects and influences that destructive employees bring to the workplace. Using case studies and practical tips and tools, the authors explain how to reduce the risks and develop loyalty and commitment within an organization.

The Leader’s Guide to Influence by Mike Brent and Fiona Dent

A Leader’s Guide to Influence will show you how to step up your people skills and improve working relationships so you can get the business results you want. Combing the hugely popular areas of influence and leadership, this book will show you how to step up your interpersonal effectiveness by learning how to work more successfully with those around you, be they people you manage, colleagues, client or business partners. Through a combination of practical exercises, case studies and no-nonsense advice, this book shows you how it can be done.

Identifying Hidden Needs by Keith Goffin, Fred Lemke and Ursula Koners

Many new products fail because they are based on ideas generated in focus groups and surveys – methods that only scratch the surface of the customer’s imagination. This book describes an approach to market research that uses new, probing methods to identify customers’ hidden needs – requirements that customers have not even recognized themselves. New products and services which satisfy customer’s hidden needs can be clearly differentiated from existing products and lead to real competitive advantage. Written by experts in the field, this book takes a practical approach to explaining how to generate real customer insights and contains a wealth of international case studies demonstrating how breakthrough product development can be achieved.

From Brainwave to Business by Celia Gates

You have a great idea and are inspired to start up a business on the back of it. But what should you do first and what are the most important things to know and do to get your business off the ground? From Brainwave to Business is the book you need to get you moving and get you making money from your ideas. Wherever you are on your start-up journey, from creative brainstorming, to patenting and prototyping your ideas, to bringing them to market, this is your definitive guide to the actions you should take in order to be successful.

For Catalogue details of the books listed please click on the title of each item.

Further details about the CMI and this year’s shortlisted books can be found by visiting the CMI web-site.

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