Polish your leadership skills and hone your business know-how with the best books of the year.
Use this holiday season to brush up on your business savvy. This collection of books delves into the top qualities of strong business leaders, investigates emerging trends, and recounts some of the year's most interesting and newsworthy technology stories.
Harvard-trained researcher Shawn Achor describes why happiness is the precursor to greater success and how a positive outlook can help you achieve your professional goals. Learn about five strategies to put you on the path to success.
How did Google searches predict the spread of the H1N1 flu outbreak? How can officials identify the most dangerous New York manholes before they explode? This book offers a peek into the new world of big data, how it changes lives, and how people can protect themselves from its hazards.
Learn how to stop agonizing over decisions, make group decisions without destructive politics, and ensure that you don't overlook opportunities to change your course. This book highlights a four-step process to help make better choices in both your personal and professional life.
Do you spend your day bouncing from task to task, scrambling to make deadlines and trying to snag the next promotion? Author Todd Henry encourages readers to focus on the present day and introduces a process that instills consistent practices into your life that will keep you on a steady, productive course.
Everyone has worked with a difficult person at one time or another. This book teaches readers how to build stronger relationships through better communication and offers tips on practical ways to deal with different personalities.
Social is a Business ImperativeThe use of social media for a host of business purposes is rising. Indeed, social is quickly moving from cutting edge to business basic. Organizations that have so far ignored social - either because they thought it was a passing fad or just didnít have the resources to properly evaluate potential use cases and products - must start giving it serious consideration.
Social is a Business ImperativeSocial media is critical in the age of digital business. How can IT help? First, work with the marketing team to set up social networking programs on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, at minimum. Then work to put social media sentiment analytics in place to measure success.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.