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.
Take advantage of the summer slow-down to fine tune your leadership skills with these 11 books. If there's a unifying theme here, it's the need for CIOs and other senior tech managers to boost critical thinking skills - whether pursuing IT projects, developing an atmosphere of success in your departments or uncovering new strategies for recruiting talent. Some of these tomes will help you hone in on your hard skills, such as tech-service management, business-intelligence oversight and data-warehouse administration. Others titles hit on growth areas that have very little to do directly with IT - such as your ability to cultivate trust, innovate and ask good questions -- yet are crucial to your overall career and management growth. Links to find out more information about the books are included on each slide. Keep in mind that publishing dates are always subject to change. We've highlighted these 11 books as a way to pump up your CIO IQ and inner leadership power during the summer months: