By Brian P. Watson


The Power of Convergence: Linking Business Strategies and Technology Decisions to Create Sustainable SuccessBy Faisal Hoque, With Lawrence Walsh, Diana L. Mirakaj and Jeffrey BrucknerAMACOMPublished May 2011The head of the BTM Institute (along with a former Baseline editor) offers a new take on the convergence of business and technology strategies.


The Leader's Checklist: 15 Mission-Critical Principles (Expanded Edition) By Michael Useem Wharton Digital Press, Second EditionPublished September 2011The Wharton professor uses true examples of success (and failure) to illustrate new criteria for effective leadership.


Better Under Pressure: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and OthersBy Justin MenkesHarvard Business PressPublished April 2011A Spencer Stuart consultant explains how optimism, dedication and clarity have helped the most successful leaders thrive.


Lessons in IT Transformation: Technology Expert to Business LeaderBy Larry Bonfante Wiley Published May 2011Practical advice on how IT can produce truly compelling results and change for the business, by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) CIO and career coach.


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


Unleashing the Power of IT: Bringing People, Business and Technology Together By Dan Roberts WileyPublished April 2011 Using years of research, client anecdotes and personal experience, the longtime consultant offers toolsets and tips for getting the most out of your IT operation.


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


The Innovator's Manifesto: Deliberate Disruption for Transformational GrowthBy Michael E. RaynorCrown BusinessPublished August 2011 The Deloitte consultant and author delves into Clayton Christensen's theory of disruption to show how it can accurately predict the success of innovation.


What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential By Robert Steven KaplanHarvard Business PressPublished July 2011The Harvard Business School professor explains why asking the right questions-and not just having the right answers-can separate great leaders from the pack.


Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the EconomyBy Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfeeDigital Frontier PressPublished October 2011The IT visionaries offer a vivid account of where the technology revolution actually stands-and the impact it's having on workers, productivity, and the future of the economy.

This article was originally published on 01-03-2012