Discover Your CEO Brand\u2002Secrets to Embracing and Maximizing Your Unique Value as a Leader \n \n By Suzanne Bates \n \n \n \n Bates says CEOs such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett succeed because they know who they are and what they stand for. She also thinks recognition of a company leader might drive more business than brand familiarity does. She offers advice on building those personal qualities and using them to become a stronger leader. McGraw Hill, $25\n @IBMiCiOBy Roxanne Reynolds-Lair\n \n \n \n twitter\u2002Reynolds-Lair, CIO of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, is an active tweeter who keeps followers up to date on the events she attends and who shares research and articles. She\u2019ll even offer a play-by-play of events, much like she did during a recent CIO retreat when she tweeted, \u201cVery \u2018cloudy\u2019 cloud panel discussion because there are way too many definitions of cloud and most of them are vague.\u201d Her feed is a great resource for CIOs who don\u2019t have as much time to attend events live and it is a valuable compilation of news from a variety of technology sources.\u2002twitter.com\/IBMiCiO\n \n \n \n The Zappos Experience5 Principles to Inspire, Engage and Wow\n \n By Joseph A. Michelli\n \n \n \n book\u2002Company culture at Zappos encourages employees to be themselves and embrace the weird, the creative and the innovative. These employee freedoms mirror the ways Zappos strives to build positive customer relationships, such as by offering free shipping and returns. Michelli, author of The Starbucks Experience, shares five takeaways from Zappos\u2019 methods that leaders can use to bring their organizations to the peak of employee and customer engagement. The book also includes 17 QR codes\u2014a type of square bar code meant to be scanned using a smartphone camera\u2014that link to videos and online stories. McGraw Hill, $25\n \n \n \n The Progress Principle\u2002Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement and Creativity at Work\n \n By Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer\n \n \n \n book\u2002By drawing on 12,000 diary entries by 200 employees, the authors gather that the best way to motivate employees isn\u2019t to give them free lunches and pats on the back, but rather to help them develop a satisfying inner work life. Achieving that great inner life starts with consistent support from managers, but it is anchored by raising the meaning of the work employees are doing. Harvard Business Review Press, $25\n \n \n \n Managing the MillennialsDiscover the Core Competencies for Managing Today\u2019s Workforce\n \n By Chip Espinoza, Mick Ukleja and Craig Rusch\n \n \n \n book\u2002As baby boomers are cruising their way through the ranks of upper management, the millennials are pouring into entry-level positions. The gap between the two generations has posed challenges for managers, but it\u2019s also an opportunity to create new strengths in the workplace. This guide teaches veterans how to align the values, skill sets and behaviors of the two generations to create greater productivity and success instead of gridlock and disagreement. Wiley, $24.95\n Follow Editorial Assistant Lauren Brousell on Twitter: @lbrousell.