With the onslaught of cloud solutions, consumerization of technology, and increasingly tech-savvy business people, itâs time for a manifesto for leaders who recognizeâand are nervous aboutâthe demands of the digital age. Whether youâre an executive, department head, or IT manager, The New IT provides an action-ready blueprint for building and strengthening the role of IT in your companyâand prescribing ITâs future. Learn how to:
ASSESS your current and future IT profile
ALIGN your IT organization with business priorities
MAP technology delivery plans according to business priiorities
ORGANIZE IT according to your companyâs culture and strengths
REDEFINE innovation and talent management practices
BUILD a stronger and enduring role for IT as a business partner
By using field-tested techniques to align your IT department with your corporate objectives, you can leverage the power of technology across the entire company. The New IT provides a set of tactical and experienced-based frameworks to help you and your colleagues conceive a new roadmap. It also includes real-world case studies and best practices from successful, technology-enabled companies such as Toyota, Merck, Brooks Brothers, Union Bank, and many others. Youâll hear from major industry pioneers, IT thought leaders, and other change agents who are leading the way in this new frontier. And youâll learn how to bring your business and IT together in a way that is truly transformative.
The new IT is more than computing power. It balances strategy and delivery. Itâs interactive and inclusive. Itâs as omnipresent as the smart phone and just as revolutionary. It equips you with the tools you need to succeed in reframing the IT conversation and propelling your business forward.
Praise for The New IT
âJill has penned a de Toquevillean map of the digital world. Should be a required text for every business leader in the country.â Thornton May, futurist and author of The New Know
âConversational, intuitive, and intelligent, this book goes right to the heart of governance (control), innovation (change), identity (authority), relevance (alignment), and influence (strategy). Itâs a timely book that should be read by executives across organizations.â Peter Marx, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles
âA highly readable, entertaining book that will help CIOs and their executive partners address the ongoing challenge of converting IT from a strategic liability to a strategic asset.â Peter Weill and Jeanne Ross, MIT Center for Information Research and authors of IT Governance
Stay a step ahead of technological change so that every student can flourish!
Students and classrooms are growing more technologically savvy every semester, and falling behind is not an option. This new edition of an essential text shows educational leaders how to equip their students for the future, with updates such as:
Digital developments of the past decade that school leaders must address
New content covering the Common Core, distributed leadership, adult learning theory, digital citizenship, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and more
A new chapter on creating a "culture of technology" that goes beyond mere user manuals to create responsible, tech-savvy students
How can school leaders use technology to be more effective? In this book, award-winning blogger and educational technology expert Steven W. Anderson explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader's digital toolkit. This resource will help leaders:
- maximize social media to stay connected with teachers, students, and the community - use online tools to manage documents and increase collaboration - identify online tools to stay organized - develop online professional learning networks.
Digital tools can play an important role not only in streamlining how school leaders do their jobs, but also in helping them get better results--no matter what the initiative.
Physics and Technology for Future Presidents contains the essential physics that students need in order to understand today's core science and technology issues, and to become the next generation of world leaders. From the physics of energy to climate change, and from spy technology to quantum computers, this is the only textbook to focus on the modern physics affecting the decisions of political leaders and CEOs and, consequently, the lives of every citizen. How practical are alternative energy sources? Can satellites really read license plates from space? What is the quantum physics behind iPods and supermarket scanners? And how much should we fear a terrorist nuke? This lively book empowers students possessing any level of scientific background with the tools they need to make informed decisions and to argue their views persuasively with anyone--expert or otherwise.
Based on Richard Muller's renowned course at Berkeley, the book explores critical physics topics: energy and power, atoms and heat, gravity and space, nuclei and radioactivity, chain reactions and atomic bombs, electricity and magnetism, waves, light, invisible light, climate change, quantum physics, and relativity. Muller engages readers through many intriguing examples, helpful facts to remember, a fun-to-read text, and an emphasis on real-world problems rather than mathematical computation. He includes chapter summaries, essay and discussion questions, Internet research topics, and handy tips for instructors to make the classroom experience more rewarding.
Accessible and entertaining, Physics and Technology for Future Presidents gives students the scientific fluency they need to become well-rounded leaders in a world driven by science and technology.
A restricted instructor's manual is available to teachers. Contact the publisher for more information.
Leading universities that have adopted this book include:
The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER. Â In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million whoâve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time. Â Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? Â People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.Â Â START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
The race is on to become a digital enterprise. Every organization has a plan for updating products, technologies, and business processes. But that's not enough anymore. With disruptive startups outperforming industry stalwarts, executives everywhere are pushing greater growth and innovation. Staying competitive demands a complete digital transformation. For professionals charged with leading technology-driven change, the pressure is intense-and the path forward unclear. Author Isaac Sacolick has successfully spearheaded multiple transformations and helped shape digital-business best practices. Now in Driving Digital, he shares the lessons he's learned, detailing how to: Formulate a digital strategy * Transform business and IT practices * Align Development and Operations * Promote agile practices * Drive culture change * Bolster digital talent * Manage a portfolio of initiatives * Capture and track ROI * Strengthen data-driven decision making and expand data science practices * Cultivate strategic technology capabilities * Develop innovative digital products * Enable product management * Pilot emerging technologies * Become smarter faster. Every company is on the cusp of digital disruption. But with so many pieces to the puzzle, efforts often get derailed. Driving Digital is the action plan you need to take your company and career into the future.
You are a woman pursuing a successful career in engineering, science, or technology, and you are prepared to work hard for this. But you must also work smart . Becoming Leaders is about working smart and about making the choices that are right for you, your talents, and your life, wherever you are in your career. Williams and Emerson consulted the best research on a wide range of topics of interest to women in different stages of their careers. They present important, timely information alongside practical tips. Chapters can be read in any order, with roadmaps for students, career women, faculty, and managers. Written both to support career success and to encourage leadership self-awareness, Becoming Leaders is a book you ll turn to again and again, for advice, for information, and most of all for inspiration.
Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutalâespecially 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, youâll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether youâre 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
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