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30 Books Every IT Leader Must Read from cioinsight

So below is the list. Some titles are more related to business strategy. How many have you read?

2008 Booklist
Society for Information Management’s Regional Leadership Forum


  1. How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
  2. Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others through Mindfulness, Hope and Compassion by Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee
  3. Heart of Change by John P. Kotter
  4. The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World for the Next 5, 10 and 20 Years* by James Canton
  5. First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  6. Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader by David L. Dotlich, James L. Noel and Norman Walker
  7. Made to Stick: Why Some Idea Survive and Others Die* by Chip and Dan Heath
  8. Leadership is an Art by Max DePress
  9. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  10. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman
  11. Authentic Leadership by Bill George
  12. A Higher Standard of Leadership: Lessons from the Life of Gandhi* by Keshavan Nair
  13. Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships by Daniel Goleman
  14. The Theft of the Spirit by Carl Hammerschlag
  15. Nibble Theory by Kaleel Jamison
  16. Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators* by Patrick M. Lencioni
  17. Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable…About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business by Patrick M. Lencioni
  18. The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  19. Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie
  20. Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges
  21. Creating the Good Life :Applying Aristotle’s Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness by James O’Toole and Walter Isaacson
  22. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler and Stephen R. Covey
  23. The Leadership Moment: Nine True Stories of Triumph and Disaster and Their Lessons for Us All by Michael Useem and Warren Bennis
  24. The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communications in the Age of Distractions by Rebecca Z. Shafir
  25. Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership by Joseph Jaworski (Preface), Betty Sue Flowers (Editor) and Peter M Senge
  26. A Leader’s Legacy* by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
  27. Two Old Women by Velma Wallis
  28. The Heart Aroused by David Whyte
  29. Penguin State of the World Atlas* by Dan Smith
  30. Speed Lead: Faster, Simpler Ways to Manage People, Projects and Teams in Complex Companies* by Kevan Hall

* New to the list for 2008


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