The competition is organised by the Chartered Management Institute in association with the British Library and is sponsored by Henley Business School. The aim is to identify a book that has the potential to transform the effectiveness of working managers or equip students for future management roles. Now in its fifth year, the competition was launched in 2010. Hundreds of books are entered annually in each of the five categories. These are whittled down to a long list and then a short list and then five category winners before an overall winner is recognised as ‘Management Gold’ – the very best in management writing.
Coaching for Innovation was entered in the category “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” which looks for work that, in the opinion of the judges, will best inspire innovation, encourage business or product development or support organisational development and adaptability. We are very happy that Coaching for Innovation made the long list – this is quite an achievement considering the number of entries. Although naturally disappointed that our book was not short-listed, we wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to reading and learning from this great range of books and talented authors.
You can find out more and put together a great reading list on the Management Book of the Year site