Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2
Another important skill for an architect, independently by the sector of alignement is Project Management knowledge.
I warmly advise you to read this book that will give a full overview and prepare you for the Prince 2 certification.
"PRINCE2 is a process-based approach for project management, providing an easily tailored and scaleable project management methodology for the management of all types of projects. The method is the de-facto standard for project management in the UK and is practiced worldwide." http://www.prince2.com/
You can find it on Amazon at the following link.
The Leadership Skills Handbook - Jo Owen
50 Essential Skills You Need to be a Leader
The Leadership Skills Handbook from best-selling author Jo Owen reveals the essential skills you need to be an effective leader. It shows you what works in practice, not in theory. Each skill is presented in concise, easy to follow format. The skills are about the real challenges real leaders have to master.
Based on research from over a thousand leaders in the public, private and voluntary sectors, it identifies the practical skills to make you even more successful, and offers guidance on all key topics.
What Every BODY is Saying
An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People
The book of today is design to develop a particular important soft skill that all the Enterprise Architects should have: the understanding of the Body Language.
Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover: