Management Book of the Year for 2014
The art of turning uncertainty into opportunity. The book ‘Not Knowing’ by Steven D’souza and Diana Renner is a book on leadership. It re-frames the concept of Not Knowing, from being in a fearful place of weakness and ignorance, moving to something we must engage with personally. It introduces us to a new paradigm, where Not Knowing becomes an exciting opportunity, where we are no longer limited by what we already know and our habitual reactions to things that life throws at us, so that deeper knowing can emerge, full of rich possibilities and wisdom.
A couple of weeks after its release the book shot into the top 10 in the UK. It will be translated into Chinese, Russian and Taiwanese.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) urged managers to embrace uncertainty, as it made Steven D’Souza and Diana Renner’s Not Knowing CMI’s ‘Management Book of the Year’ for 2014.
Ann Francke, chief executive of CMI, which runs the competition said: “The managers who succeed in the 21st century economy are those who learn to embrace change and uncertainty, not fight it. This book shows why and should have managers asking themselves some big questions about how they lead. CMI’s Management Book of the Year is all about finding the ‘Management Gold’ that really makes a difference, and that’s exactly what this book does. If you only read one management book this year, make it this one.”
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