Books Slideshow: 20 Spring Books for IT Pros

By Brian P. Watson  |  Posted 03-26-2010

20 Spring Books for IT Pros

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our BrainsBy Nicholas CarrW.W. NortonAvailable June 7, 2010 The groundbreaking author examines the anxiety of what our Web addiction is doing to our ability to think clearly.

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The Power of Pull By John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davidson Basic BooksAvailable April 13, 2010 Three leading thinkers of the Internet age describe how to harness information to better drive change and develop talent.

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Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the Informal Organization, Energize Your Team and Get Better ResultsBy Jon Katzenbach and Zia Khan Jossey-BassAvailable April 19, 2010 The powerhouse consultant illustrates how to get the most from the informal connections inside your business.

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The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations to Deliver Value for Customers, Investors, and CommunitiesBy Dave Ulrich and Wendy UlrichMcGraw-HillAvailable June 4, 2010The husband (a business professor) and wife (a psychologist) explain how managers can make work more meaningful for their employees.

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Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of PerformanceBy Boris GroysbergPrinceton University PressAvailable May 6, 2010The Harvard business professor uses analysis of Wall Street analysts' performance after job changes to advise on career management and corporate retention.

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Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons From Warren Buffett's Top Business LeadersBy Ronald Chan WileyAvailable May 3, 2010 The investment executive interviews various Buffett protégés and executives to learn the secrets behind the Oracle of Omaha's corporate success.

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Copycats: How Smart Companies Use Imitation to Gain a Strategic EdgeBy Oded ShenkarHarvard Business PressAvailable June 15, 2010 A global strategy expert explains how imitating competitors isn't a negative-it can give companies a massive boost along with significant savings.

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Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone SmarterBy Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown HarperBusinessAvailable June 15, 2010 A coach and a consultant pose a crucial question: Are you a leader who inspires the best in your people, or one that saps them of their ability?

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The Stress Effect: Why Smart Leaders Make Dumb Decisions-and What to Do About ItBy Henry L. Thompson Ph.D. Jossey-BassAvailable May 3, 2010The academic and consultant explains how stress has led to some of the biggest business disasters, with clear steps for overcoming the pressure.

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Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations From the Inside OutBy Seth Kahan and Bill George Jossey-BassAvailable May 17, 2010The change expert and celebrated former CEO team up to explain how change doesn't emanate from the top or the bottom of an organization, but from collaboration within the organization.

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Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You LeadBy Charlene Li Jossey-BassAvailable May 24, 2010The analyst and co-author of Groundswell shows how Web 2.0/collaborative technologies can unlock an organization's potential.

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Workforce of One: Revolutionizing Talent Management Through CustomizationBy Susan Cantrell and David Smith Harvard Business PressAvailable May 4, 2010 Two experts from Accenture posit that specialized, tailored HR policies must replace one-size-fits-all approaches.

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Leadership: Essential Selections on Power, Authority and InfluenceBy Barbara KellermanMcGraw-HillAvailable May 21, 2010 The leadership professor gathers and analyzes historical works to help you better understand the key principles behind leading.

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Young World Rising: How Youth, Technology and Entrepreneurship are Changing the World from the Bottom Up By Rob SalkowitzWileyAvailable June 21, 2010A consultant and entrepreneur explore how the Internet is giving rise to a more well-informed, well-skilled generation of professionals.

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Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We DoBy Albert-Laszlo Barabasi Dutton AdultAvailable April 29, 2010 The renowned scientist explores human spontaneity and its impact on our broader culture.

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Invaluable: The Secret to Becoming Irreplaceable By Dave CrenshawJossey-BassAvailable May 17, 2010The author and business coach offers a business fable for helping overwhelmed workers take control of their own professional destiny.

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Comebacks: Powerful Lessons From Leaders Who Endured Setbacks and Recaptured Success on Their TermsBy Andrea Redmond and Patricia Crisafulli Jossey-BassAvailable April 26, 2010 A recruiter and author examine the failures of prominent business leaders-and how they rebounded from their missteps.

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Evolve or Die: Seven Steps to Rethink the Way You Do BusinessBy Robin CrowWiley Available April 26, 2010The entrepreneur uses personal experiences to build a playbook for bringing positive change to your organization.

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The Language of Trust: Selling Ideas in a World of SkepticsBy Michael Maslansky, with Gary DeMoss, Scott West and David SaylorPrentice Hall PressAvailable May 4, 2010 The research executive uses extensive survey data to offer a guide for helping you to connect with your customers.

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Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside DownBy Vineet NayarHarvard Business PressAvailable June 8, 2010 The first-hand account of HCL Technologies' CEO and the people-first practices that have won praise around the globe.

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