12 of the Best Books on Organizational Development
for IT Leaders

While daily news feeds can keep you up to date on current events, topics like organizational development aren’t easily covered in the kind of scannable articles we’ve come to expect on the web. Sometimes you simply have to dig into a good book or two or three to get the depth of content on a topic that you need to make some real decisions for your organization and put them into action. Finding time to do just that can be challenging though. And with thousands of business books at your fingertips, figuring out which ones are the “must-read” titles is a time-consuming task itself. To make it a little easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of 12 books that cover the most critical aspects of organizational development for today’s IT leaders. Read our recommendations to see which ones you’ve checked off your list and which ones should be added to your reading list.


Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine

Author: Antonio García Martínez
Go on an adrenaline-filled journey of the tech bubble with Antonio García Martínez as he tells you how and how not to make money through startups and marketing.

Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine

Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry

Author: Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff
Learn about how Blackberry went from being a leading technology innovator to a casualty of progress.

Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Blackberry

Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets

Author: Al Ramadan and Dave Peterson
See how becoming a major player in business today is dependent on building your own category, versus trying to compete in an existing one, and how to make it work for your company.

Play Bigger

The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age

Author: David Rogers
Learn how to transform your legacy business, so it thrives in the digital age with practical frameworks, step-by-step planning tools, and case studies.

The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age

The Ideal Team Player:How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues

Author: Patrick Lencioni
Explore Lencioni’s practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players to develop a company based on them.

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues

The Inevitable:Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Author: Kevin Kelly
Get hopeful guidance on what to invent, where to work, in what to invest, how to better reach customers, and what to begin to put into place as the next 30 years are shaped by the technological trends already in motion.

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

The New IT: How Technology Leaders are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age

Author: Jill Dyche
Discover an action-ready, tactical blueprint for aligning your IT department with your business objectives so you can better leverage technology across the company to move your business forward.

The New IT: How Technology Leaders are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age

The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance

Author: Jim Whitehurst
See how the open principles of can reinvent the organization for the speed of business today and how to leverage it to build community, respond quickly to opportunities, harness resources and talent, and inspire, motivate, and empower people at all levels to act with accountability.

The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance

The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge

Author: Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble
Learn how to move your company from simply generating ideas to turning them into breakthrough service, products, and process improvements.

The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge

Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing

Author: Jane Margolis
Explore the influences contributing to the gender gap in IT and learn about the kinds of educational reforms that are helping address the issue.

Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing

Why Should Anyone Work Here? What It Takes to Create an Authentic Organization

Author: Rob Goffee & Gareth Jones
Learn about the six key organizational attributes that attract, keep, and inspire the right people.

Why Should Anyone Work Here? : What It Takes to Create an Authentic Organization

Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption

Author: Geoffrey Moore
Learn how to address the challenges your enterprise faces as you look to add new lines of business.

Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption

Implementing World Class IT Strategy: How IT Can Drive Organizational Innovation

Bonus Suggestion:

Implementing World Class IT Strategy: How IT Can Drive Organizational Innovation
by Peter A. High
Learn about how your IT strategy can be designed to drive your business strategy through real examples and by following actionable steps.

Do you have a book you’d like to recommend to IT leaders? Tweet it to us @QATGlobal

Shop: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | ebay

Take the Steps for Success

Ready to put these ideas into action and take your business to the next level? The experts at QAT Global are here to execute on your vision and deliver cutting-edge software to your users that leverages best practices, emerging technologies, and modern engagement models. Using an Agile software development approach with proper planning and the right people on your team will put you on the path to success. The development team at QAT Global is experienced in developing all kinds of enterprise applications and SaaS products for clients in a wide variety of industries. Put your next software project on the path to success, start the conversation with our development team today.

Interested in learning more? Start the conversation today.

Let’s Talk
The following two tabs change content below.

Karie Barrett

Creative Development Director at QAT Global
is the Creative Development Director at QAT Global. She has over 20 years diverse marketing, design, and business experience. Karie is responsible for driving creative strategy and execution to develop and produce quality creative web and marketing solutions that meet internal and external client's business objectives and goals. @KarieBarrett

Latest posts by Karie Barrett (see all)