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While there are always going to be certain principles of leadership that should guide all leaders, there are also going to be a great number of differences between fields. In a digital world, digital leadership is gaining in importance. Whether you have a background in business administration or a tech-related field, here are 3 must-read books for digital leaders.

 

The AI Advantage: How to Put the Artificial Intelligence Revolution to Work (Management on the Cutting Edge) – Thomas H. Davenport

There is no doubt that AI is surrounded by a great deal of hype and the future potential for AI does not actually match the current reality. Rather than becoming frustrated by what AI can’t currently do, Davenport outlines practical solutions for putting AI to work right here, right now. While AI may not yet be ready to cure cancer, that doesn’t mean it can’t significantly speed up the processes that often lead to just such breakthroughs.

 

IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain – Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross

A seasoned manager with an MBA will not always understand the latest tech advancements in the same way their IT gurus will, but that doesn’t mean they can just abdicate all responsibility for decision making in the IT arena. In IT Savvy: What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain, Weill and Ross outline some of the most important concepts for executives to understand in order to make the best decisions for their companies. Perhaps most importantly of all, they communicate these concepts in language you don’t have to have a degree from MIT to understand.

 

The Technology Fallacy: How People Are the Real Key to Digital Transformation (Management on the Cutting Edge)- Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky, and Garth R. Andrus

It is a strange conundrum that in a world that is more connected than ever before, loneliness is at an all-time high. With all the hype around the latest and greatest technologies, it is important to remember that digital transformation should always work to bring people together, not drive them apart. Kane et al, explores how to keep people at the heart of any digital transformation.