The Cult of the Leader, A Manifesto for More Authentic Business by Christopher Bones, was the winning book at the 2012 CMI Management Book of the Year ceremony.
The book, Bones’ first publication in 15 years, takes a critical look at the way business leadership is failing, and how this can be rectified.
The topic is timely in the current economic downturn, and with excessive executive pay entrenched so firmly in UK headlines.
Bones explores how modern business is obsessed with leaders. He claims that although we talk about leadership all the time, the real meaning of the word is becoming more and more obscure.
The book covers ground-breaking and provocative topics, including:
- Restoring trust and confidence
- Being more realistic about what leaders can and can’t do
- Redefining talent
- Revaluing experience
- Reconsidering remuneration
Celia Gates’ book From Brainwave to Business, How to turn your brilliant idea into a successful start-up, was one of the other short-listed titles.
The competition celebrates the best of management books published or distributed in the UK, from the most inspiring to the most useful.
This year Cass Business School joined as sponsor for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category
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