Professor Simon Collinson shortlisted in Management Book of the Year competition

Dean of Birmingham Business School, Professor Simon Collinson, is featured on the shortlist of books in the CMI Management Book of the Year competition.

The CMI Management Book of the Year competition aims to celebrate the best of management books published or distributed in the UK and is held in association with the British Library. Shortlisted books emphasise how managers need to be less controlling and more coaching in their approach in order to get the most out of their employees and to encourage innovation and growth.

Professor Collinson’s book, From Complexity to Simplicity, has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Practical Manager’, out of the 142 books that were entered into this year’s competition across different five categories.

Piers Cain, Head of Knowledge and Customer Insight at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) said:

The standard has been very high this year and we are delighted with the shortlist, which highlights some very key management issues. The idea behind the competition is to highlight nuggets of ‘Management Gold’ to give practical advice to managers in what is a very crowded management and business book market. These books will help managers stop ‘just managing’ and start achieving. Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted this year."

The category and overall winners will be announced at an awards evening at the British Library on 3rd February 2014.

A full listing of the shortlisted books is available online and Twitter users can use the hashtag #ManagementGold to get tips, advice and information on the books in this year’s competition.