Being Agile shortlisted for CMI Management book of the year

Delighted to confirm that Being Agile in Business has been shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year!

Self-awareness and an analytical mindset are the key ingredients of a successful career in management according to the shortlist for this year’s Management Book of the Year prize.

Announced today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the British Library, the 25-strong shortlist for the prize – sponsored by Henley Business School – features titles that are breathing new life into management thinking. These include Being agile in Business in the Practical Manager category.

Ann Francke, CMI chief executive, said:

“Many thousands of books on how to become a better manager are published every year. Our shortlist directs managers and leaders 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 must be considered essential reads.”

A record 170 books were entered into this year’s competition across five categories: Management Futures; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Practical Manager; the Commuter’s Read; and Management and Leadership Textbook.

The five categories winners and an overall winner will be announced at an awards evening at the British Library on 8 February 2016 – with the winning author taking home a £5,000 prize.

Martin Liu, general manager and publisher at LID Publishing, said: “As a publisher of business books, winning the CMI Management Book of the Year award 2015 with Not Knowing was a tremendous privilege. Sales of the book have quite literally rocketed since the award, and we have also licensed translation rights for eight languages. Moreover, winning the award has been a true inspiration for everyone at LID Publishing.

Phil Spence, chief operating officer at the British Library and a Companion of CMI, said: “The British Library is very proud 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.”