The Big Shift in IT Leadership: How Great CIOs Leverage the Power of Technology for Strategic Business Growth in the Customer-Centric Economy (Wiley CIO)

$45.00 - $32.40

(as of Jun 12,2019 23:53:35 UTC – Details)



Learn the unique leadership strategies of the effective, essential CIO

Beyond the Cloud provides a blueprint for leadership in an era of high volatility, rapid transformation, and amazing growth. An effective CIO is essential to the successful navigation of turbulent and uncertain times, and this insightful guide gives you the actionable framework you need to execute the leadership strategies that work. Focused on the major factors that are critical to modern global enterprise, this book delves into communication, collaboration, relationships, technology, innovation, talent management, and more to provide well-rounded guidance toward principled leadership. Simple, straightforward language explains the basics of each area, and is expanded upon by real-world stories and revealing anecdotes gathered from the author’s exclusive interviews with visionary thought leaders from major organizations worldwide. You get perspective from the top on established and emerging leadership strategies, helping you put these ideas to work right away.

CIOs are perfectly positioned to provide the leadership required to stay ahead of the competition in complex, rapidly shifting markets. They break down walls, align resources, and facilitate collaboration to drive business value and spur growth amidst an atmosphere of hyper-competition. This guide is your practical handbook for becoming the leader that you need to be.

  • Establish trust and cooperation across the enterprise
  • Recruit and retain the top talent in your field
  • Leverage new technology for continuous business growth
  • Inspire loyalty and optimal performance from everyone on the team

The CIO has never been more crucial to the enterprise than right now. With clear guidance toward the unique leadership skills the role requires, Beyond the Cloud is the foundational executive guide for transformational leaders in the new business era.

Wiley



Disruptive Leadership: Apple and the Technology of Caring Deeply–Nine Keys to Organizational Excellence and Global Impact

$29.95 - $23.70

(as of May 19,2019 14:19:57 UTC – Details)



Disruptive leadership is a topic generating intense interest. Companies all over the world are trying to upend their industry through innovative products and services. Becoming a disruptive organization, however, is easier said than done.

Even more difficult is being a company that continually disrupts. Is it possible to discern a code for how companies can achieve this? In this highly readable and engaging book, a disruptive leadership framework is proposed in which caring deeply is placed at the center of the model. By turning care into a focal point, a triphasic model is proposed that moves from the personal sphere (individual), to the corporate arena (organizational), and then to the global stage (impact). Nine keys are identified along this path for how companies can realize organizational excellence.

While care may seem like a soft concept in the rough and tumble world of business, it is argued how it is actually an inspired manner for providing direction, structure, and know-how that leads to powerful outcomes. Apple is profiled as a leading example of leveraging what is termed the technology of caring deeply. Other companies, such as Nike, IKEA, Zappos, Starbucks are also profiled. Finally, a leadership canvas is provided to help activate the lessons shared in the book.

 





Lord of the Infrastructure: A Roadmap for IT Infrastructure Managers

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Whether you are a new Infrastructure Manager or you are hoping to move up into that role, this book provides a prescriptive description of what it takes to be successful in that role. It provides a roadmap to assist you in determining what needs to be your immediate areas of focus, how to navigate relationships, manage your staff, maximize the value you deliver, and deal with company politics and the inevitable landmines they entail. Written by an actual IT manager with over 30 years of experience in roles ranging from running technology in small to medium size companies to running global IT Infrastructure environments in 26 countries around the world with hundreds of staff, the author presents real life examples of situations you will encounter and how to navigate through both the good and the bad. The book describes how you will build both short and long-term plans and execute on those plans. It is about managing technology and technology teams, IT budgets, Risk, Assets, and large IT projects.



Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead

$27.95 - $6.99

(as of Mar 21,2019 14:35:16 UTC – Details)


An essential guide for leaders who want to use social media to be “open” while maintaining control

“Be Open, Be Transparent, Be Authentic” are the current leadership mantras-but companies often push back. Business is premised on the concept of control and yet the new world order demands openness-leaders do not know how to be open and be in control. This must-have resource will help the modern leader understand how to lead in the new open world-where blogging, twittering, facebooking, and digging are becoming the norm. the author lays out the steps that leaders must take to transform their organizations and themselves into being “open” -and exactly what that will mean.

  • Shows how to use social media to become an open organization
  • Offers basic advice for leaders who are adapting to the new era of openness in the marketplace
  • The author Charlene Li is one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies

In easy-to-understand language, this book will help leaders orient themselves to social networking and other technological advances.



Educational Leadership and Technology: Preparing School Administrators for a Digital Age

$62.95 - $56.34

(as of Mar 03,2019 00:59:35 UTC – Details)



Providing models of exemplary use and the latest research, Educational Leadership and Technology reveals the transformational power of emerging technologies to improve student learning, and explores how leaders can bring about this technology integration. This book provides an overview of roles and strategies expected of effective school leaders, as well as some of the complex issues they face. Authors Garland and Tadeja offer a critical analysis of today’s emerging technology, while also addressing the need for collaborative efforts of parents, community, and students to implement technologies effectively.

Special Features Include:

  • Full integration of National Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS.A) and the National Education Technology Plan (NETP).
  • Leader reflections from practicing school administrators that provide context of real-world scenarios.
  • “Tips for School Leaders” and end-of-chapter questions that encourage student engagement with the text.
  • “School Administrator’s Technology Leadership Self-Assessment,” a unique and impartial survey in each chapter with self-scoring guide that helps readers determine their technology use and readiness for implementation.
  • A robust companion website with PowerPoint Slides, strategies, and links to website and video resources which will reflect changes in technology, policy, and practice.
  • Discussion of the newest and emerging technologies, including Cloudware, social media, virtual manipulatives, and e-games.

Educational Leadership and Technology is an important resource for new and aspiring elementary, middle, and high school principals as well as superintendents and technology coordinators.





Sales Force Management: Leadership, Innovation, Technology

$93.95 - $72.77

(as of Feb 16,2019 06:29:01 UTC – Details)



In this latest edition of Sales Force Management, Mark Johnston and Greg Marshall continue to build on the tradition of excellence established by Churchill, Ford, and Walker, increasing the book’s reputation globally as the leading textbook in the field. The authors have strengthened the focus on managing the modern tools of selling, such as customer relationship management (CRM), social media and technology-enabled selling, and sales analytics. It’s a contemporary classic, fully updated for modern sales management practice.

Pedagogical features include:

  • Engaging breakout questions designed to spark lively discussion
  • Leadership challenge assignments and mini-cases to help students understand and apply the principles they have learned in the classroom
  • Leadership, Innovation, and Technology boxes that simulate real-world challenges faced by salespeople and their managers
  • New Ethical Moment boxes in each chapter put students on the firing line of making ethical choices in sales
  • Role Plays that enable students to learn by doing
  • A selection of comprehensive sales management cases on the companion website

A companion website features an instructor’s manual, PowerPoints, and other tools to provide additional support for students and instructors.

Routledge



The Technology Director’s Guide to Leadership: The Power of Great Questions

$34.95 - $37.28

(as of Jan 26,2019 11:49:44 UTC – Details)



Many technology coordinators and directors are initially tapped for the role because of their expertise in technology or instruction. However, they seldom receive training in how to be leaders and agents of change at the organizational level. Yet technology coordinators are increasingly being called upon to assume this mantle of leadership. Every organization and situation is different, and there are no ‘silver bullets’ or one-size-fits-all lists of rules, but knowing the right questions to ask can mean the difference between effective leadership and frustration. The Technology Director’s Guide to Leadership demonstrates the power of these great questions.

Using a character-driven storyline, Don Hall introduces the three leadership archetypes and helps you identify your own style of leadership. Each chapter also contains practical activities and exercises designed to assist you as you provide leadership in your organization. Hall explores how to more effectively facilitate communication between you and your team. Strategies are included to help you manage the performance of different personality types in order to bring out excellence in everyone.’

Topics include:

-technology coordinator
-technology director
-leadership

Also available:

Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools – ISBN 1564842347
Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education – ISBN 1564842479

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy and leadership for innovation. ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and ISTE’s annual conference (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC), ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education.

Some of the areas in which we publish are:
-Web. 2.0 in the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more
-National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
-Professional development for educators and administrators
-Integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum
-Safe practices for the Internet and technology
-Educational technology for parentsUsed Book in Good Condition



The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change

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Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal—especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager.

From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you’ll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you’re a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization.

  • Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager
  • Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead
  • Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team
  • Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders
  • Manage multiple teams and learn how to manage managers
  • Learn how to build and bootstrap a unifying culture in teams