Books Slideshow: Books To Boost Your CIO IQ

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-29-2010

Books To Boost Your CIO IQ

Looking for a "CIO edge"? How about tips to tune up your team management skills? Add these popular titles to your summer reading list, and get ready for a noteworthy collection of new releases on the way this fall. You'll gain management secrets and IT insight about a wide range of timely topics.

Books To Boost Your CIO IQ

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The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive ResultsBy Graham Waller, George Hallenbeck and Karen RubenstrunkHarvard Business Review Press/Available in NovemberExplore the people-to-people leadership competencies of high-performing CIOs.

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Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard By Chip Heath and Dan Heath Broadway Business/Available nowThe Heath brothers demonstrate how mindsets can be transformed to embrace change instead of fearing it.

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Smart Data: Enterprise PerformanceOptimization StrategyBy James A. George and James A. RodgerWiley/Available nowWhat happens when you combine interoperable characteristics in a system of data exchange agreed upon by your user community? You'll get timely, responsive decision making plus reduced IT costs, say the authors.

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Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's GrowthBy Inder SidhuFT Press/Available nowFind out how an unstable economy hasn't stopped Cisco from doubling revenue, tripling profits and quadrupling earnings per share.

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our BrainsBy Nicholas CarrW. W. Norton & Company/Available nowAn examination of how the Web is essentially reprogramming the way we think - for better and worse.

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Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected AgeBy Clay ShirkyPenguin Press HC/Available nowShirky conveys how technology is turning consumers into collaborators, elevating creativity to new and transformative levels.

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Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, Transform Your BusinessBy Josh Bernoff and Ted SchadlerHarvard Business Review Press/Available in SeptemberA guide to understanding how the iPhone and mobile tools are changing the playing field when it comes to consumer information about products.

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The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution ChallengeBy Vijay Govindarajan and Chris TrimbleHarvard Business Review Press/Available in SeptemberLearn how to build the optimum team - determining who'd fit in best and how they'd work with managers - and develop project plans for your initiatives.

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Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in TransitionBy Lyssa AdkinsAddison-Wesley Professional/Available nowCreate an environment that fosters self-organized, high-performance teams and learn how to stay actively engaged without dominating them or stunting their growth.

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The One-Page Project Manager for Execution: Drive Strategy and Solve Problems with a Single Sheet of PaperBy Clark A. Campbell and Mike CollinsWiley/Available nowThe authors present real-world case studies on how to summarize complex projects on a single, information-rich page so you can communicate to get things done.

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The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That WinBy Dave Ulrich, Wendy Ulrich, Marshall GoldsmithMcGraw-Hill/Available nowMotivate your IT staff by helping them find more meaning and value in their work by turning projects into personalized experiences.

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101 Things I Learned in Business SchoolBy Michael W. Preis with Matthew FrederickGrand Central Publishing/Available nowPick up useful tips from Preis and Frederick on leadership, management and other skills.

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Fully Charged: How Great Leaders Boost Their Organization's Energy and Ignite High PerformanceBy Heike Bruch and Bernd VogelHarvard Business Review Press/Available in DecemberTools and strategies to avoid workplace complacency and cynicism.

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The Frontiers of Management: Where Tomorrow's Decisions Are Being Shaped TodayBy Peter DruckerHarvard Business Review Press/Available in JulyManagement guru Drucker presents 35 essays to advise CIOs and other senior execs on how to look beyond day-to-day tasks to realize the long-term implications of their decisions.

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