Books Slideshow: The CIO's Summer Reading List

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-18-2012

Project Management for Profit: A Failsafe Guide to Keeping Projects On Track and On Budget

By Joe Knight, Roger Thomas, Brad Angus, and John CaseHarvard Business Review PressAvailable June 2012Ever had an IT project run over budget? Or stall as you neared the finish line? Avoid these and other project pitfalls with this guide.

Project Management for Profit: A Failsafe Guide to Keeping Projects On Track and On Budget

Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations

By Boris Groysberg and Michael SlindHarvard Business Review PressAvailable June 2012Explore the promise of conversation-powered leadership, from talking straight - and listening well - to the adoption of social media technology.

Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations

Team Turnarounds: A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams

By Joe Frontiera and Daniel LeidelJossey BassAvailable July 2012The authors examine what it takes to get a failing team back on track - especially when teams are asked to do more with less.

Team Turnarounds: A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams

Enterprise Software Delivery: Bringing Agility and Efficiency to the Global Software Supply Chain

By Alan W. BrownAddison-Wesley ProfessionalAvailable in July 2012Globalization, tech churn and economic shifts make it difficult to deliver high-value enterprise software. Decision-makers must understand these new challenges to choose today's best solutions.

Enterprise Software Delivery: Bringing Agility and Efficiency to the Global Software Supply Chain

Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs

By Soren KaplanBerret-KoehlerAvailable August 2012Go unconventional. Turn heads. Harness the power of surprise to inspire game-changing innovation within your teams.

Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs

The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave: How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before Its Too Late

By Leigh BranhamAmacom BooksAvailable August 2012If you think you're losing IT talent because another company made them an offer they couldn't refuse, think again. Branham examines internal factors such as manager relationships, trust, salary, benefits and corporate integrity.

The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave: How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before Its Too Late

Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire

By Paul SmithAmacomAvailable August 2012Nike's senior execs are all corporate storytellers. Find out how narratives can define culture and values, and spark innovation.

Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives that Captivate, Convince, and Inspire

Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz

By Frank BarrettHarvard Business Review PressAvailable August 2012The best leaders invent and improvise. Learn how to adopt a jazz mindset to get the job done while allowing for flexibility.

Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz

Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams

By Mickey W. Mantle and Ron LichtyAddison-Wesley ProfessionalAvailable September 2012Too often, programmers are promoted to supervisory positions with no real background in leading teams. Help managers understand their IT staff and guide it toward excellent performance.

Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams

Idea Agent: Leadership That Liberates Creativity and Accelerates Innovation

By Lina EcheverriaAmacom BooksAvailable September 2012Unleash passion. Fuel drive. Embrace productive conflict. Emphasize excellence. This book shows you how.

Idea Agent: Leadership That Liberates Creativity and Accelerates Innovation