In the IT industry, leaders play a significant role in motivating their teams. They are the experts of finding new meaning to a given situation. In this article at the Enterprisers Project, Carla Rudder suggests some exciting books for the CIOs and IT leaders. Build your knowledge on the topics that were beyond your reach as an IT professional. Learn from the experts that have jotted down their real-life experiences in the books. Share your insights and brainstorm with the team.
The Need of the Hour
The current situation demands indoor operation while utilizing time to find the best solutions to problems coming your way. Read these books to guide your team to surpass the emerging challenges:
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
It is a book that shows you how to get a job done and achieve the desired results. Authors Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, and Charles Burck have shared their experiences of closing the market gap with promising strategies.
Act Like A Leader, Think Like A Leader
It is a must-read for leaders with a growth-oriented mindset. Author Herminia Ibarra has shared her direct experiences and perspectives that are relevant to the current scenario.
Ask for More
One of the highly influential books by Alexandra Carter, the book helps you learn the technique of meditation. The first five questions define the reason and purpose of initiating a negotiation. While the other five tells you what the other party wants.
The Power of a Positive No
To get multiple ‘Yes,’ one must learn to say ‘No’ to strengthen your relationship with the clients. This book by William Ury encourages you to say yes to a healthy business relationship by denying a specific request or behavior.
The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness
In this book by Todd Rose, the author argues about the losses we suffer due to a failure. Accept that each individual has specific preferences, strengths, and ways of understanding.
A Stone of Hope: A Memoir
As the title says, it is a moving memoir. Authors Jim St. Germain and Jon Sternfeld define how powerful changes bring the best prospect for those in need.
Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
This book by John Doerr gives you a simple framework to set achievable goals and communicate them within the organization.
Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game
Author Abby Wambach is an Olympic gold medalist that also won a FIFA Women’s World Cup championship. Her remarkable wisdom would help you lead with tremendous flexibility and encouraging with encouraging strategies.
The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How
Since most of your teams are working from home, maximizing customer success with the best solutions becomes a necessity. This book by Daniel Coyle will inspire you to understand the human brain and help you nurture the untapped strength of your team members.
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