Press Release: iLEAD Tools wins the CMI Management & Leadership Textbook of the Year Award 2016.

Pearn Kandola win prestigious award at the 2016 CMI Management Book of the Year evening

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) last night revealed iLEADTM Tools, edited by Stuart Duff and published by Pearn Kandola Publishing as CMI’s ‘Management Book of the Year’ for the Management & Leadership Textbook in a hotly contested competition in a year that saw a record 170 entries.

Drawing on over 30 years of coaching and leadership skills development experience gained with organisations in the UK and internationally, Pearn Kandola have created iLEADTM Tools, a suite of three unique books focussing on explaining and developing the essential skills of People, Thought and Task Leadership.

Using a combination of our own models and the best emerging research, this toolkit enables managers and leaders to successfully engage in change and further their development.

The three iLEADTM books – People, Task and Thought Leadership, each contain a wide range of tools dealing with many topics of immediate and practical interest to current and aspiring business leaders. Every tool examines the theory as well as the pragmatic application of the information it describes and each has been tested and perfected over many years with hundreds of individuals in many UK and international organisations.

The award, which is run in association with The British Library and sponsored by Henley Business School, is judged by a panel of the UK’s top business and management leaders.

Patrick Dunne, Chair of D3O, the EY Foundation, founder of Warwick in Africa and CMI competition judge, explained why the book impressed the judging panel:

“Chairing the judging panel is an absolute joy given the diversity of the topics and the judges’ perspectives. With so many management books to choose from, these awards provide managers with an excellent guide as to the ones that really work, with this book being one of them. It is a thoroughly deserving winner.”

Commenting on his success, winning editor, Stuart Duff, said:

“I am delighted and humbled to have won this prestigious award for Management & Leadership Textbook of the Year from amongst so many other excellent entries. It is fantastic to have my work and that of so many other of my colleagues at Pearn Kandola who helped create this book recognised in this way.”

Launched in 2010 and rapidly growing in reputation, the awards help managers choose between the thousands of management books published every year. The winners are those easily accessible reads that offer practical lessons for managers that can be applied on an everyday basis. The Management & Leadership Textbook prize was awarded to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges, will most effectively support a course of study on a management and leadership topic.

Management Book of the Year Awards 2017 opens for entries on 01 April 2016. Follow the hashtag #managementgold on Twitter for further updates and to get tips, advice and information on the books in this year’s competition.

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