Books Slideshow: Must-Read Fall Books for IT Execs

By Brian P. Watson  |  Posted 09-23-2009

Must-Read Fall Books for IT Execs

Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges

By Andrew McAfee

The Harvard professor, who first coined the phrase "Enterprise 2.0" in 2006, follows with his manifesto for C-level executives on which collaborative technologies can push their business forward

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The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value

By Richard Hunter and George Westerman

A Gartner VP teams with an MIT researcher use studies to offer a roadmap that helps CIOs convert the perception of IT from cost center to value generator.

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World-Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When Technology Triumphs

By Peter A. High

The consultant uses examples from CIOs and executives on how to effectively align business and IT strategies for overall success.

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Top Talent: Keeping Performance Up When Business Is Down

By Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The best-selling author and president of the Center for Work Life Policy explains how to retain top workers in even the toughest times.

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The Future of Work

By Richard Donkin

The columnist and author offers a history of work and analyzes how cultural and technological shifts will transform the way we operate in the future.

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Your Next Move: The Leader's Guide to Successfully Navigated Career Transitions

By Michael Watkins

The leadership expert provides guidelines-based on real-life experiences-for making various job transitions, like promotions, career changes or international moves.

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Simply Effective: How to Cut Through Complexity in Your Organization and Get Things Done

By Ron Ashkenas

The leadership consultant and academic provides a playbook for cutting through and controlling organizational complexity.

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Derailed: Five Lessons Learned From Catastrophic Failures in Leadership

By Tim Irwin

A leadership expert examines the failures of former CEOs of Home Depot and Lehman Brothers and others-and explains how not to follow their examples.

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Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation

By Robert Wolcott and Michael Lippitz

Two experts from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management use real-world examples to show how businesses can harness their internal growth power.

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No More Consultants: We Know More Than We Think

By Geoff Parcell and Chris Collison

Two consultants offer a candid look at how consultants don't deliver value-and how leaders can avoid the costly trap of hiring unhelpful ones.

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Hundred Percenters: Challenge Your Employees to Give It Their All, and They'll Give You Even More

By Mark Murphy

The leadership coach calls on research on thousands of executives to show how leaders can push their workers to achieve their full potential.

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Beyond Strategy: The Leader's Role in Successful Implementation

By Robin Speculand

Building a solid strategy isn't nearly enough, says the consulting executive: implementing your strategy separates real leaders from the wannabes.

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Perfect Phrases for Presenting Business Strategies

By Don Debelak

A dictionary (of sorts) of helpful phrases and techniques for presenting your business case, courtesy of a consultant and best-selling author.

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Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead

By Nancy Ancowitz

A business communications coach explains how the quietest workers can make a loud impact on the business.

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If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Doing Big Things in Government

By William Eggers and John O'Leary

A Deloitte exec and an academic explore how big ideas can lead to big things in the government

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