Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works

By Dennis McCafferty

CTOs at Work

For insightful forecasts into the future of IT, get "into the heads" of top CTOs through these probing interviews.By Scott Donaldson, Stanley Siegel, Gary DonaldsonApress Available: January

Relentless Innovation: What Works, What Doesn't - And What That Means For Your Business

Find out not only how innovation works - but why it fails: The latter would include a closed-minded corporate culture and a general unwillingness to go out on a limb and make mistakes.By Jeffrey Philips McGraw-Hill Professional Available: January

The Virtual Manager: Cutting Edge Solutions for Hiring, Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Mobile Employees

The mere suggestion of employees working from home is enough to make many managers sweat. ("How can I manage what I can't see?") Instead, explore how to adapt an entirely new "virtual manager" style. By Kevin Sheridan Career Press Available: January 2012

Lean But Agile: Rethink Workforce Planning and Gain a True Competitive Edge

Select the ideal combination of cost-effective resources - employees, consultants, contractors, temporary workers, venders - to get the job done.By William J. Rothwell, James Graber and Neil McCormickAmacom Available: January

Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence

In this social-media age of transparency and self-expression, CIOs and others can emerge as heroes or goats within moments. Which is why it's critical to exert control over your communications stamp.By Erik Qualman McGraw-Hill Professional Available: January

Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works

Fortune's Lashinsky reveals the secret systems, tactics and leadership strategies that fueled the steady success of Steve Jobs and his company.By Adam LashinskyBusiness PlusAvailable: January

The Little Black Book of Innovation: How it Works, How to Do It

Anthony demystifies innovation by simply defining it, then breaking it down into distinguished categories that match a range of organizational needs.By Scott Anthony Harvard Business Review PressAvailable: January

Beyond Performance Management: Why, When, and How to Use 40 Tools and Best Practices for Superior Business Performance

Only 30% of management tools deliver as needed because they're misused by organizations. Beyond Performance Management sheds insight on selecting the right ones and maximizing value from them.By Jeremy Hope and Steve Player Harvard Business Review Press Available: February

The Wide Lens: A New Strategy for Innovation

Excel by getting the most from an "innovation ecosystem," one that includes suppliers, distributors, retailers and others.By Ron Adner Portfolio Available: March

Enterprise Project Governance: A Guide to the Successful Management of Projects Across the Organization

A guide for CIOs who must oversee simultaneous initiatives while ensuring they align with organizational strategies and create value.By Paul C. Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha Amacom Available: March

Repeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change

Radical reinvention is overrated. It's better to maintain simplicity and establish repeatable business models that still adapt to change.By Chris Zook and James AllenHarvard Business Review Press Available: March

This article was originally published on 01-17-2012