Eight Useful E-Books for IT Professionals

The Internet and computers are now an integral part of modern life. IT professionals should stay up to date with the latest innovations.

An IT professional not only manages a staff but also must know a great deal about technology in order to satisfy clients.  These e-books provide tips from experienced IT managers.

1. Quick and Nimble: Lessons From the Leading CEOs on How To Create a Culture of Innovation

Developed with the experiences of CEOs of companies like SumAll and Zappos, Quick and Nimble is one of the best beginning books for IT leaders. This book doesn’t have any breathtaking stories but it does contain some useful tips on how to hire a new employee or how to remain calm and react responsibly when there’s a major problem.


2. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Simon Sinek, writes this engaging yet helpful book which is packed with expert advice on how to deal IT employees. With the help of examples, the writer teaches useful lessons on how to be a great IT leader.


3. The Un-Bossy Boss: 12 Powerful Questions to Make You A Great Manager

Crisp, simple and to the point, The Un-Bossy Boss is filled with personal experiences by writer Gary Magenta, who speaks to readers about his own failures. It is a proven fact that practical lessons produce better results and this book provides practical tidbits on how to manage employees.


4. F.I.R.E.: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation

Just as the name suggests, F.I.R.E deals with easy, quick and low cost answers to tough and challenging problems. Written by an Air Force officer Dan Ward, this book has the feel of a military manual. Not only does Ward provide examples of how to use inexpensive processes to solve major problems, but also conveys how to implement his leadership tactics when faced with challenges as an IT leader.


5. Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen teach how giving and receiving assessments is one of the biggest part of being a successful IT leader. From surveying your employees in a successful manner to handling criticisms, this book teaches a great deal about successful management style.


6. Opportunity Knocking: Lessons From Business Leaders

Lori Ann LaRocco is a talent producer on CNBC who wrote this book about the experiences of great CEOs and how they faced problems. The writer also explains how sometimes a leader needs to work for the greater good which doesn’t involve any benefits for his/her own company or organization.


7. Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World

When dealing with issues of management, this book by a Harvard Business School professor, John P. Kotter had to make the list. As a leading business manager, Kotter writes a professional book for solving leadership problems.


8. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Ben Horowitz wrote this book while keeping high level executives in mind. It’s written as if the reader is experiencing the problems and solving them. This is a perfect book for managing high level technical staff.


We’ve tried to gather up some of the best e-books that help professionals become successful IT leaders. We hope these books will help to bring out the leader within readers.

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