More than 250,000 public sector managers in the United States
take on new positions each year and many more aspire to leadership.
Each will confront special challenges-from higher public profiles
to a greater number of stakeholders to volatile political
environments-that will make their transitions even more challenging
than in the business world.
Now Michael Watkins, author of the bestselling book The First
90 Days, applies his proven leadership transition framework to
the public sector. Watkins and coauthor Peter Daly address the
crucial differences between the private and public sectors that go
to the heart of how success and failure are defined, measured, and
rewarded or penalized.
This concise, practical book provides a roadmap that will help new
government leaders at all levels accelerate their transitions by
overcoming nine transition challenges, ranging from clarifying
expectations to defining goals to building a team to managing
personal stress. The authors also offer detailed strategies for
avoiding major transition traps."
Zeroing in on the challenges faced by new government leaders,
The First 90 Days in Government is the indispensable guide
for anyone seeking to lead and succeed in the public sector.