The Chartered Management Institute has announced the results of its long search for the best of management texts made available in 2010. Launched in March 2010, in association with the British Library, the Insitute aimed to seek out the books that were really making an impact on british business people, as well as raise awareness of how management theory can be used in the workplace.
And the winner is…
The winner of the overall category for best management book of the year 2010 was Henry Mintzberg’s ‘Managing‘. Winner of Digital category was ‘The Future of Work’ by Richard Donkin. Winner of Innovation and Entrepreneurship category was ‘rEvolution: How to Thrive in Crazy Times‘. All of these titles are available for sale on the ever-cheap Amazon.co.uk through those links.
A hearty congratulations to all the winning leadership and management authors, but also to the other nominated works, which included no less than 13 titles. I’ve appended a list below for your perusal. As always, the titles are catchy, and the topics they convey appear as important and modern as you would expect from such a forward thinking industry.
The leadership illusion: the importance of context and connections by T. Hall and K. Janman
Fast track to success: project management ebook by Patrick Harper-Smith
Meet the new boss: the management book that comes with a soundtrack by Philip Whitely
How to lead by Jo Owen
ReWork: change the way you work forever by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
Leadership of Muhammad by John Adair
The world’s business cultures and how to unlock them by Barry Tomalin and Mike Nicks
The intuitive mind: profiting from the power of your sixth sense by Eugene Sadler-Smith
Brilliant business creativity: what the best creatives know, do and say by Richard Hall
Design driven innovation: changing the rules of competition by radically innovating what things mean by Roberto Verganti
Glimmer: how design can transform your business, your life and maybe even the world by Warren Berger
Supercorp: how vanguard companies create innovation, profits, growth and social good by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
I recommend you check out any of the above that you like the sound of. As nominees, these books were shortlisted out of the 100s of management titles that are produced each year, and therefore are probably very worthy of your time as they are of mine!