Right from the Start: Taking Charge In A New Leadership Role

by Dan Ciampa, Michael Watkins

Harvard Business Review Press | March 1, 2005 | Trade Paperback |

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Whether you are succeeding a much-admired boss or charged with implementing sweeping, potentially unsettling change initiatives, a new role is fraught with obstacles. To ensure that your first steps in a new job will lead to enduring success, "Right from the Start" lays out an action-oriented framework to follow during the early months of a transition. Dan Ciampa and Michael D. Watkins prepare you for the often-treacherous task of navigating an organization''s strategy, politics, and culture so that you can smoothly and effectively get to work on your new agenda. "Right from the Start" combines this tactical advice with absorbing profiles of CEOs, COOs, and EVPs who candidly discuss their experiences - the successes and the failures - with transitioning to a new leadership role.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: March 1, 2005

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1591397928

ISBN - 13: 9781591397922

Found in: Management and Leadership

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Right from the Start: Taking Charge In A New Leadership Role

Right from the Start: Taking Charge In A New Leadership Role

by Dan Ciampa, Michael Watkins

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: March 1, 2005

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1591397928

ISBN - 13: 9781591397922

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Whether you are succeeding a much-admired boss or charged with implementing sweeping, potentially unsettling change initiatives, a new role is fraught with obstacles. To ensure that your first steps in a new job will lead to enduring success, "Right from the Start" lays out an action-oriented framework to follow during the early months of a transition. Dan Ciampa and Michael D. Watkins prepare you for the often-treacherous task of navigating an organization''s strategy, politics, and culture so that you can smoothly and effectively get to work on your new agenda. "Right from the Start" combines this tactical advice with absorbing profiles of CEOs, COOs, and EVPs who candidly discuss their experiences - the successes and the failures - with transitioning to a new leadership role.

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Let Right from the Start show you how to overcome the tensions and challenges inherent in any leadership transition. In Right from the Start, Ciampa and Watkins lay out an action-oriented framework to follow during the first six months in a new job. They supplement their tactical advice with absorbing profiles of CEOs, COOs, and EVPs who candidly discuss their experiences - the successes and the failures - with making the transition to a leadership position.

About the Author

Dan Ciampa is an adviser to leaders moving into new positions and on creating a culture that sustains new technology and operational improvements. Michael D. Watkins is a cofounder of Genesis Advisers, a leadership development consultancy that specializes in the design of onboarding and transition acceleration solutions, workshops, and coaching for Fortune 500 companies.
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