IT Management Slideshow: 15 Leadership Books for IT Execs

By Brian P. Watson  |  Posted 09-27-2011

15 Leadership Books for IT Execs

Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social ValueBy Michael Beer and Flemming NorrgrenHarvard Business Review PressAvailable September 13, 2011A Harvard Business School professor and his consulting partners use interviews with CEOs to explain how leaders can build sustainable value on every level.

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IT's All About the People: Technology Management That Overcomes Disaffected People, Stupid Processes, and Deranged Corporate CulturesBy Stephen J. Andriole Auerbach PublicationsAvailable October 20, 2011A guide for eliminating chaos, conflict and calamity in IT organizations, by a professor who served as a CTO and director at DARPA.

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Winning at Innovation: The A-to-F ModelBy Fernando Trias de Bes and Philip Kotler"> Palgrave MacMillanAvailable November 22, 2011A new systematic roadmap for driving innovation at all levels of the organization, by two business school professors.

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Lead With Purpose: Giving Your Organization a Reason to Believe in ItselfAvailable November 18, 2011The leadership expert and coach offers tips for creating consensus and direction that build into strategic advantage.

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The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone ElseBy George AndersPortfolio HardcoverAvailable October 18, 2011Advice from leading headhunters, executives and coaches on finding diamonds in the rough, by a longtime business journalist.

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You Need a Leader-Now What?: How to Choose the Best Person for Your OrganizationBy James M. Citrin and Julie Hembrock Daum Crown BusinessAvailable October 18, 2011Two executive search veterans use breakthrough research and case studies to help organizations grasp the secrets to choosing the right leader.

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Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying) By David A. Owens Jossey-BassAvailable November 22, 2011Inside the six constraints that hinder innovation, and how organizations can effectively dismantle them.

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Understanding Michael Porter: Essential Guide to Competition and StrategyBy Joan MagrettaHarvard Business Review PressAvailable December 16, 2011A guidebook that connects the dots across the acclaimed management scholar's frameworks and methodologies.

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I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own WordsBy George Beahm Agate B2November 15, 2011A compilation of sayings and speeches from Apple's legendary creative genius.

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One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal LeadershipBy Mike FigliuoloJossey-BassAvailable October 18, 2011A simple, step-by-step approach to developing your personal leadership philosophy, from the executive coach and writer.

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Thinking, Fast and SlowBy Daniel Kahneman Farrar, Straus and GirouxAvailable October 25, 2011The psychologist and Nobel Laureate explains two systems of thought that help determine decision making in business and other areas.

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Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex WorldBy Jennifer Garvey BergerStanford Business PressAvailable November 2, 2011A guide for utilizing adult growth and development concepts to cultivate an agile workforce.

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India Inside: The Emerging Innovation Challenge to the WestBy Nirmalya Kumar and Phanish Puranam Harvard Business Review PressAvailable November 8, 2011Two London Business School professors chart the course of India's growth from cost-effective offshoring target to competitive innovator.

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The Leader Phrase Book: 3,000+ Powerful Phrases That Put You in CommandBy Patrick Alain Career PressAvailable November 15, 2011A multilingual video game developer offers a guide for communicating your way to the top.

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Screw Business as Usual By Richard Branson Portfolio Hardcover Available November 23, 2011The outspoken entrepreneur provides a new thesis on changing the way we look at how we conduct our business-and our lives.

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