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The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter


Book Overview: The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success.

Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors.

In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitions--no matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions and adviser to senior leaders in all types of organizations, also addresses today's increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face not only more frequent transitions but also steeper expectations once they step into their new jobs.

The world's most trusted guide for leaders in transition.

By walking you through every aspect of the transition scenario, Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides the tools and strategies you need to avoid them. You'll learn how to secure critical early wins, an important first step in establishing yourself in your new role. Each chapter also includes checklists, practical tools, and self-assessments to help you assimilate key lessons and apply them to your own situation.

Whether you're starting a new job, being promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being tapped as CEO, how you manage your transition will determine whether you succeed or fail. Use this book as your trusted guide.

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PublisherHarvard Business Review Press
Publication Date2013-05-14
EditionUpdated, Expanded
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs
Michael D. Watkins is a renowned author, educator, and an influential business expert. Known for his bestseller, The First 90 Days, which has redefined the landscape of career development and leadership transition strategies, Watkins has become an unmatched authority in his field. Prior to his writing career, he earned his doctorate from Harvard Business School, subsequently becoming a professor of leadership and organizational change at IMD, Switzerland. Watkins is praised for his bold, pragmatic, and insightful analysis on business leadership. He has co-written ten books and his works have been translated into 27 languages, amassing a global readership and a prominent reputation in the international business community. Watkins is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and his works have been featured in globally renowned publications, such as Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to his illustrious writing career, Watkins is the co-founder of Genesis Advisers, a global leadership development consultancy that helps industry leaders smoothly navigate their career transitions and create strategies for sustained success. Whether through his written work or consultative engagement, Michael D. Watkins firmly cements his legacy as a master facilitator of professional growth and business leadership development.

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