Leading IT: Still the toughest job in the world, Second edition

Leading IT: Still the toughest job in the world, Second edition

by Bob Lewis

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Overview

What do IT leaders (and, really, all business leaders) have to do to build their organizations and move them forward?

The first edition of "Leading IT: The toughest job in the world" gave you specific, proven techniques for all eight tasks of leadership. The Second Edition adds more. A lot more.

If you like metrics, it's nearly twice as long. If you like useful metrics, it isn't just longer - it has twice as much useful, practical advice, covering a broader range of topics than the first edition.

If you prefer specifics to metrics, here are just some of the new topics covered in the second edition:

>The importance of focus and alignment.
> Why leaders have to control their time - and how.
> The Edison Ratio and why it matters (yes, this is a teaser).
> Why employees who can't fail can't succeed.
> Why 'Holding Employees Accountable' is a terrible idea.
> When and how to terminate an employee.
> The role of achievement in employee motivation.
> Why money is a terrible motivator but a terrific communication channel.
> How to measure the size of a team (hint: It isn't the number of members).
> Culture clashes and what to do about them.
> Lots and lots of new guidance on persuasion and facilitation.
> Leadership challenges new to the 21st century.

If you're tired of clichés and inspiring-sounding but empty rhetoric that's devoid of concrete guidance, this is what you're looking for: A relentlessly pragmatic book, designed to help you become a more effective leader.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013327412
Publisher: IS Survivor Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 967 KB

About the Author

Bob Lewis, president of IT Catalysts, Inc., is an internationally respected advisor on creating ef­fective information technology organizations, integrating IT into the enterprise, and designing and implementing planned, inten­tional business change throughout the enterprise.

The award-winning author of ten books and 800 columns, Lewis is known for a unique blend of vision and pragmatism that provides practical techniques for turning long-term goals into day-to-day reality.

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