IT Management Slideshow: 15 Essential Spring Books for IT Leaders

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 04-02-2009

15 Essential Spring Books for IT Leaders

The Adventures of An IT Leader

By Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan and Shannon O'Donnell

Harvard Business School's CIO gurus team with a Cutter consultant to tell the tale of a fictional CIO's first year on the job and provide important lessons for current and aspiring IT leaders.

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Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Build Common Ground, and Reap Big Results

By Morten T. Hansen

The Berkeley and INSEAD professor explores the predominant barriers managers face in instilling a collaborative culture and includes tips for breaking through them.

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Toxic Workplace!: Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power

By Mitchell Kusy and Elizabeth Holloway

The duo explore the repercussions of toxic personalities in the workplace, based heavily on surveys of more than 400 business leaders.

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Inspire: Why Customers Come Back

By James Champy

The Perot Systems exec and best-selling author offers a new manifesto on how business can build and strengthen customer loyalty, even in the toughest of times.

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Built to Win: Creating a World-Class Negotiating Organization

By Lawrence Susskind and Hallam Movius

Two Harvard Law School experts argue that negotiating valuable agreements can be a strong competitive advantage, albeit an oft-overlooked one.

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The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times

By Scott Anthony

The consultant and author tackles the ongoing argument-whether businesses should devote precious dollars to innovation in tough times-with a game plan for building a successful creative strategy.

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Owning Up: The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask

By Ram Charan

The famed management expert and best-selling author delves inside the head of corporate directors, which should help IT leaders better understand what goes into decision making, especially in tough times.

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Rethink: A Business Manifesto for Cutting Costs and Boosting Innovation

By Ric Merrifield

The Microsoft "business scientist" offers a playbook for determining strategic priorities in the recession, with a focus on cost-cutting and innovation initiatives.

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The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance (Revised)

By Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

The veteran consultants home in on employee recognition as a secret weapon for keeping your best talent on board, a critical issue at all times, but even more so in these tough times.

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Primal Management: Unraveling the Secrets of Human Nature to Drive High Performance

By Paul Herr

A workforce consultant argues that emotions have much to do with workplace cultures and offers suggestions for motivating employees to create high-performance organizations.

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Instant Turnaround!: Getting People Excited About Coming to Work and Working Hard

By Harry Paul and Ross Reck

Two consultants create a parable of an executive charged with improving morale in a troubled workplace, an extremely valuable skill for IT leaders in this troubling economic climate.

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Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn't Work and Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science

By Charles S. Jacobs

A consultant explains how making decisions emotionally rather than rationally-which most people do, according to recent research-can hinder the development of successful workforce management.

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Keeping the Millennials: Why Companies Are Losing Billions in Turnover to This Generation-And What to Do About It

By Joanne Sujansky and Jan Ferri-Reed

Two executive coaches investigate what causes high turnover rates of Generation Y workers and how to prevent it from happening at your company.

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Innovation Tournaments: Creating and Selecting Exceptional Opportunities

By Christian Terwiesch and Karl T. Ulrich

Two Wharton professors explain how to build an innovation machine aligned with your business strategy, all rooted in a sports-like competition.

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India's Global Powerhouses: How They are Taking On the World

By Nirmalya Kumar, Pradipta Mohapatra, and Suj Chandrasekhar

A professor and two business executives provide an introductory tour of India's fastest-growing and most powerful businesses, with analysis of why they'll play a huge role on the global stage.

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