Pearson Business book commended by CMI for topical insights into boosting productivity


Pearson’s book, How To Be REALLY Productive, wins ‘The Commuter’s Read’ category at the CMI Management Book of the Year awards 2017

6 February 2017: How To Be REALLY Productive by Grace Marshall and published by Pearson Business beat off the competition at the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) Management Book of the Year Awards 2017 on Monday evening in ‘The Commuter’s Read’ category.

The award, which is run in association with The British Library and sponsored by Henley Business School, is judged by a panel of leading business and management figures.

Ann Francke, Chief Executive of CMI, which runs the competition, said:

“I congratulate our winners for their highly topical insights into the art of negotiation, business ethics and boosting productivity – all are essential reads for today's uncertain business and political climate.”

Eloise Cook, Senior Commissioning Editor for Pearson Business & FT Publishing, also commented:

“We're proud to have secured ‘The Commuter’s Read’ award and pleased that our fine author, Grace Marshall's achievements have been recognised. We hope more and more commuters are inspired by this book to help them engage with a key management and leadership topic.”

This themes of this year’s five category winners reflect prevailing business interests as the UK edges towards Brexit, including the art of negotiation, forecasting, business ethics, innovation and improving productivity. A total of 156 books were entered for the 2017 MBOY awards, with 41 of those in ‘The Commuter’s Read’ category.

Winning book synopsis

How to be REALLY Productive: Achieving Clarity and Getting Results in a World Where Work Never Ends
ISBN: 9781292083834
Publication date: 15th October 2015
RRP: £12.99

How To Be REALLY Productive will change what you think it takes to be productive.

True productivity in a world where the work never ends is not about working harder, faster or longer. It’s about working smarter, doing your best work and coming home knowing you delivered. It's not just about to-do lists and managing your emails - it's about productivity you can really feel and getting a better quality of life.

How To Be Really Productive gives you practical guidance and key skills that will give you the freedom, space and mindset you need to get organised, focused and in control, to manage your workload and other people’s expectations and to get more of the right things done.

So take control today and discover a new, empowering approach that will banish the stress, pressure and craziness and leave you feeling calm, balanced and REALLY productive.

‘This book will challenge you to think differently about your work… and probably your life, too!’
Graham Allcott, author of How to be a Productivity Ninja

‘I guarantee that you’ll keep coming back to this book for a refresher course in how to maintain balance in your life.’
June Dennis, Head of the University of Wolverhampton Business School

Marketing Manager’s note

Launched in 2010, the CMI Management Book of the Year 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 winner of ‘The Commuter’s Read’ category was awarded to the entry that, in the opinion of the judges, will best serve commuters and retain their attention during a journey to work by inspiring them, informing them about and engaging them with a management and leadership topic.

We are thrilled to have had shortlisted titles in 4 of the 5 awarding categories for this prestigious event. To go on to win ‘The Commuter’s Read’ category is a great achievement both for Pearson Business and our author, Grace Marshall.

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