Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD


Are you a technology superhero stuck operating as your alter ego because leadership sees you as the person responsible for email and infrastructure instead of as a superpowered strategic partner?

  • Are you constantly trying to get leadership’s attention so you can show them just how much potential technology has to transform the company and supercharge its success?
  • Are you getting a blank stare when you ask for the CAPEX you need to implement the systems you know would increase productivity or generate more profit?
  • Are you struggling to build a tech team that works together toward a common goal instead of individuals with their own agendas?

If so, Superpowered: 7 Leadership Superpowers Technology Executives Can Use to Grow a More Engaged, Tech-Driven and Profitable Organization can help.

At its heart is a trove of practical and actionable advice, including personal stories from technology executives who have claimed seven critical superpowers—mindset, vision, influence, storytelling, listening, learning, and design thinking—and used them alone or in a variety of combinations to address the challenges above (and many, many more). All companies are technology companies now, and the deft use of information and technology is central to business success. Superpowered is your call to action. Dust your cape off. We’ll see you inside.

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Author Bio

Michael LaVista is founder and CEO of Caxy Interactive, a Chicago-based software-development firm that works with fintech, insurtech, manufacturing, health care, HR tech, higher education, nonprofit, and startup companies to create outcome-based software.

Over the past 20 years, Michael has acted as strategic adviser to dozens of CIOs, CTOs, and CEOs on the development, evolution, and repair of mission- and business-critical software, so he understands those roles as well as the problems and challenges they face. In addition to running Caxy, Michael is also a musician who plays guitar in a local band. He resides in a northern suburb of Chicago with his wife, Angela, two children, Rocco and Blaise, and their dog, Oliver. For more information, please visit


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