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15 Must-Read Winter Picks for IT Leaders

By Brian P. Watson

15 Must-Read Winter Picks for IT Leaders

8 Things We Hate About ITBy Susan Cramm Harvard Business PressAvailable March 22, 2010The leadership coach and former CIO explains how business executives and operatives should understand IT-and how the two sides can work together for mutual success.

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The Practical CIO: A Common-Sense Guide for Successful IT LeadershipBy Jose Carlos EirasWileyAvailable Feb. 15, 2010The former international CIO outlines the new reality for IT leaders, with anecdotes and perspectives from a number of IT leaders.

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Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better ResultsBy Thomas Davenport, Jeanne Harris and Robert Morison.Harvard Business PressAvailable Feb. 12, 2010The follow-up to Competing on Analytics offers a step-by-step framework for companies to use analytics to make better decisions.

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Denial: Why Business Leaders Fail to Look Facts in the FaceBy Richard S. TedlowPortfolio HardcoverAvailable March 4, 2010The Harvard Business School professor looks at why some companies ignore challenges and problems, while others succeed by meeting them head-on.

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Switch: How to Change When Change is HardBy Chip and Dan HeathBroadwayAvailable Feb. 16, 2010The sibling academics, who co-wrote Made to Stick, return with a guide for understanding why the human brain resists change, with examples of how to turn those challenges on their heads.

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Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate WorldBy Walter KiechelHarvard Business PressAvailable March 3, 2010How three consulting leaders and an academic brought corporate strategy to the forefront-and changed business as we know it.

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Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose ItBy Marshall GoldsmithHyperionAvailable Feb. 2, 2010The renowned executive coach explains how leaders can harness their identity, achievement and reputation to reach the full potential.

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The Right Fight: How Great Leaders Use Healthy Conflict to Drive Performance, Innovation, and ValueBy Saj-nicole Joni and Damon BeyerHarperBusinessAvailable Feb. 2, 2010The founder of Cambridge International teams with a Booz & Company consultant to explain how corporate leaders can channel conflict to get better results.

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Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and RenewalBy Mark JohnsonHarvard Business PressAvailable Feb. 22, 2010A primer on the art of business model innovation, from the chairman of Innosight, which was co-founded by Harvard Business School's Clayton Christensen.

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The Death of Modern Management: How to Lead in the New World DisorderBy Jo OwenWileyAvailable Feb. 1, 2010A how-to guide for rewriting the rules of management following the global economic collapse, by the author and consultant.

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Reorganize for Resilience: Putting Customers at the Center of Your BusinessBy Ranjay GulatiHarvard Business PressAvailable Jan. 9, 2010The Harvard Business School professor uses a decade of research to reveal five key elements that successful companies employ to build effective customer strategies.

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Hyperformance: Using Competitive Intelligence for Better Strategy and ExecutionBy T.J. WatersJossey-BassAvailable March 8, 2010The intelligence expert and former business executive outlines a strategy for understanding the competition and staying ahead of the pack.

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Beating the Commodity Trap: How to Maximize Your Competitive Position and Increase Your Pricing PowerBy Richard D'AveniHarvard Business PressAvailable Jan. 12, 2010The Dartmouth professor and consultant argues that any company can become commoditized-and offers ways to avoid falling into that trap.

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How the Best Leaders LeadBy Brian TracyAMACOMAvailable Feb. 3, 2010The author and consultant chronicles the leadership secrets of business executives from 1,000 companies in 52 countries.

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The China Strategy: Harnessing the Power of the World's Fastest-Growing EconomyBy Edward TseBasic BooksAvailable March 23, 2010Booz & Company's China chief explains the four drivers for changing the way companies do business in the world's economic juggernaut.

This article was originally published on 01-06-2010