iij Top 15 Upcoming Innovation Leadership Books

Apart from being about new ideas and leadership (which is, after all, the entire reason for the list) there’s not much in common between these volumes, other than each one focussing on some unique but pertinent aspect

This list started life as a top ten, but it soon caused some serious difficulty in working out which ones to leave out: just checking through the titles, especially those at the bottom of the list, makes this problem all too clear

(1) TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments (J-B Warren Bennis Series) by Douglas R Conant and Mette Norgaard. Published in Hardcover – 29 Apr 2011

(2) The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work by Karen Hough. Published in Paperback – 20 May 2011

(3) Better Under Pressure: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and Others by Justin Menkes. Published in Hardcover – 20 May 2011

(4) The Green Executive: Corporate Leadership in a Low Carbon Economy by Gareth Kane. Published in Hardcover – 20 May 2011

(5) Leadership Is Dead: Why Influence Is the New Standard by Jeremie Kubicek. Published in Hardcover – 3 May 2011

(6) Leadership, Gender, and Organisation (Issues in Business Ethics) by Patricia Werhane and Mollie Painter-Morland. Published in Hardcover – 1 May 2011

(7) Strategic Leadership in the Business School: Keeping One Step Ahead by Fernando Fragueiro and Howard Thomas. Published in Hardcover – 30 Apr 2011

(8) Who’s Leading Whom?: Addressing the Challenge of Modern Business Leadership by Sandy Arpino. Published in Paperback – 22 Apr 2011

(9) Women in Leadership: Contextual Dynamics and Boundaries by Karin Klenke. Published in Hardcover – 19 Apr 2011

(10) Lessons in IT Tranformation: Technology Expert to Business Leader by Larry Bonfante. Published in Hardcover – 13 Apr 2011

(11) From Command to Community: A New Approach to Leadership Education in Colleges and Universities (Civil Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives) by Nicholas V. Longo and Cynthia M. Gibson. Published in Paperback – 15 Apr 2011

(12) Innovative Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Leading Sustainable Innovation in Your Organization by David S. Weiss and Claude Legrand. Published in Hardcover – 15 Apr 2011

(13) Positive Psychology at Work: How Positive Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry Create Inspiring Organizations by Sarah Lewis. Published in Hardcover – 15 Apr 2011

(14) The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership) by Stephen Denning. Published in Hardcover – 18 Apr 2011

(15) Engaged Leadership: Building a Culture to Overcome Employee Disengagement by Clint Swindall. Published in Hardcover – 18 Apr 2011

Honorable mentions:

These are not necessarily undeserving of being in the top 15, there are just too many new ideas in leadership for us to give all the relevant new books the ‘due diligence’ they deserve.

Leading a Creative School: Initiating and Sustaining School Change (Creative Teaching/Creative Schools) by Ethel Sanders. Published in Paperback – 23 Jun 2011

Clinical Leadership: From A to Z by Prof Dickon Weir-Hughes. Published in Paperback – 23 May 2011