The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels

Hardcover | November 1, 2003

byMichael Watkins

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The international bestseller and globally acknowledged bible on leadership and career transitions

Fully a quarter of all managers in major corporations enter new leadership roles each year. Whether their assignments involve starting a new job, being promoted internally, or embarking on an international assignment, how new leaders manage their transitions can mean the difference between success and failure.

In The First 90 Days, Michael D. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions, offers proven strategies for moving successfully into a new role at any point in one''s career. Concise and practical, The First 90 Days walks managers through every aspect of the transition, from mental preparation to forging the right alliances to securing critical early wins. Through vivid examples of successes and failures at all levels, Michael Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides tools and strategies for how to avoid them.

As hundreds of thousands of readers already know, The First 90 Days is your roadmap for taking charge quickly and effectively during critical career transition periods—whether you’re a first-time manager, a midcareer professional on your way up, or a newly minted CEO.

Published by Harvard Business Review Press.

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The international bestseller and globally acknowledged bible on leadership and career transitionsFully a quarter of all managers in major corporations enter new leadership roles each year. Whether their assignments involve starting a new job, being promoted internally, or embarking on an international assignment, how new leaders manage their transitions can mean the difference between success and ...

Michael Watkins is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, where he does research on leadership and coalition building. He is the coauthor of Right from the Start: Taking Charge in a New Leadership Role (HBS Press, 1999), and the author of Leadership Transitions, an HBSP eLearning Program.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:November 1, 2003Publisher:Harvard Business Review PressLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful and Pleasant to Read This book was recommended to me as I prepared for a new career after years of managing our own business. It helped me plan and put things into perspective. It is a good tool for a new manager, or someone experienced assessing a new situation, which often means change management as well. Lots of real life examples, very easy to follow and pick out which parts you need.
Date published: 2010-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for anyone who starts a new job This is a must read for anyone who starts a new job. A step by step book with real examples on what to do in your first month to how to build credibility by secruring easy wins to how to manage the relationship with your new boss. This book will help you gain momentum and be productive for your new company in 90 days. Enjoy!
Date published: 2009-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The critical start The first 90 days is an excellent guide for new and seasoned managers in assisting with transitions in their careers. I found the book well written, clear and very practical. Michael Watkins provides realistic examples, insights and tools to help guide your thinking. I found the book to help focus your thinking to ready you going a new transition where you are very quickly overwhelmed with information and issues. The first 90 days definitely provides you with a hands on game plan to see the “forest from the trees” very quickly!
Date published: 2005-01-30