Books Slideshow: Summer Reading List: 11 Books to Recharge Your Leadership Skills

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-06-2011

Summer Reading List: 11 Books to Recharge Your Leadership Skills

Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for ManagersBy Tim Ogilvie and Jeanne LiedtkaColumbia University PressAvailable June 2011Decode designs from abstract ideas to practical, everyday tools that will benefit any top manager.

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The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive InnovatorsBy Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton M. ChristensenHarvard Business Review PressAvailable: July 19, 2011Contrary to popular belief, innovators aren't always "born not made." Discover how to tap into your inner game-changing genius.

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The Economics of Software QualityBy Capers Jones and Jitendra SubramanyamPearson/Addison-Wesley ProfessionalAvailable: July 2011Poor quality continues to impede large-scale development projects. This book reveals how to measure quality, pursue best practices and cost-justify their usage.

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Agile Analytics: A Value-Driven Approach to Business Intelligence and Data WarehousingBy Ken CollierPearson/Addison-Wesley ProfessionalAvailable: July 2011A how-to on bringing new agility to data warehousing, resulting in valuable business intelligence features and dramatically reduced project risk.

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The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at WorkBy Teresa Amabile and Steven KramerHarvard Business Review PressAvailable: August 9, 2011Employees are most motivated when making consistent, meaningful progress. Find out how to get them there.

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The Innovator's Manifesto: Deliberate Disruption for Transformational GrowthBy Michael RaynorCrown BusinessAvailable: August 9, 2011Predicting which innovations will succeed too often involves pure luck. "Manifesto" delivers a gameplan that increases the level of true science and data within this process.

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Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women are the SolutionBy Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa RashidHarvard Business Review PressAvailable: August 29, 2011Get an edge on talent recruitment by focusing on educated, ambitious women professionals in emerging markets like Brazil, India, China and the United Arab Emirates.

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Service Intelligence: Improving Your Bottom Line with the Power of IT Service ManagementBy Sharon TaylorPearson/Prentice Hall ProfessionalAvailable: August 2011This book's IT Service Management (ITSM) techniques guide senior managers to manage service quality, anticipate vulnerabilities, improve reliability and link IT directly to business performance.

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What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your PotentialBy Robert Steven KaplanHarvard Business Review PressAvailable: August 2011Leadership is more about asking good questions than having all the answers. Examine how to deploy effective questioning to diagnose problems and dictate a winning course of direction.

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The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom LineBy David HorsagerSummerside PressAvailable: September 2011Explore the eight pillars of trust that must be established to effectively lead.

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Standout: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths RevolutionBy Marcus BuckinghamThomas NelsonAvailable: September 2011Unleash the capability of your teams with a next-generation strengths assessment.

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