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

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Named one of Amazon Publishers’ 100 Leadership and Success Books to Read in Your Lifetime

The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition

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 necessary changes within 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 compromise or even derail your success.

In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for meeting the challenges of transitions, no matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a recognized expert on leadership transitions and advisor to senior leaders of all types of organizations, also discusses today’s increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers are faced not only with more frequent transitions, but also to higher expectations once they enter their new job.

Guiding you through all aspects of the transition scenario, Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls encountered by new leaders and provides the tools and strategies you need to avoid them. You’ll learn how to achieve critical wins early on, an important first step in establishing yourself in your new role. Each chapter also includes checklists, practical tools, and self-assessments to help you absorb key lessons and apply them to your own situation.

Whether you’re starting a new job, getting promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being named CEO, how you manage your transition will determine your success or failure. Use this book as your trusted guide.

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Publisher: Harvard Business Review; Updated and expanded edition (May 14, 2013)
Language ‏: ‎ English
Hardcover ‏: ‎ 304 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1422188612
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1422188613
Item Weight ‏: ‎ 9.9 ounces
Dimensions: 7.76 x 5.08 x 0.78 inches

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13 reviews for The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies to Get Up to Speed ​​Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded

  1. Amazon Customer

    Incredible!
    The Science of Business Transitions! It’s absolutely amazing!I have never had the pleasure of reading something so extensive and fact based. This has truly brought understanding to crucial mistakes I have been making in my career. I feel much more confident as a leader and as an entrepreneur. GREAT BOOK!

  2. Amazon Customer

    Must buy
    This is incredible book if you want to move up in your current place of employment or look for other opportunities! It gives you so many different perspectives! When going into my role I had this idea of how I was going to “shake things up”! Luckily I read the book prior to starting and gave me such a more insightful way to look at things! I am more successful bc of this book!

  3. Nick P

    Good content, but can be a lot more concise
    I’m half way through the book. So far, the content has been helpful, there are good frameworks and tips. I think the book can be cut down by half if it was more concise, there is an overwhelming amount of questions and honestly, it feels like a bit too much to keep in mind as I’m transitioning to a new job.I enjoy the case studies. Sometimes the expansion of concepts feel repetitive.

  4. Jim

    Very Helpful Overview and Suggested Strategy
    While a lot of this is common sense, it is laid out in a very orderly fashion that can help the person in transition pay attention to the various aspects of that process. The STARS tool of types of leadership needed was very helpful in both assessing the situation and considering how that impacts transition.

  5. Sherice

    Clearly provides steps to success
    I appreciate how the author methodically provided the steps that should be taken to achieve early wins in a new role. It was especially insightful to read about the various states a leader could discover an organization is in, and the strategies on how to manage it. It was heavy to read but worth it!

  6. Samantha Downing

    Good book but not realistic, and not really any new ideas
    This book was ok, but kind of states the obvious. No real “aha” ideas. Additionally ,everyone loves a good 3-60-90 day plan, but the reality is you get thrown into the fire on day one and all your plans get thrown out the window.

  7. Private Name

    Great Book!
    Provides great insights regarding moving into a new position, whether with the same company or a new company. Provides structure to facilitate a successful transition. Also helpful for managers when bringing on new hires.

  8. Jeromy

    Very good book
    A coworker told me about this book and there’s a lot of things that are applicable. I like it so much. I ended up getting the audiobook and listen to it to and from work from time to time as a refresher.

  9. Ahmed karoui

    J’ai bien aimé le livre

  10. Camille

    Très utile pour revoir les priorités à l occasion d un changement. Efficace revue et synthèse pour élaborer des plans, et s y tenir.

  11. Kindle-Kunde

    Das Buch wurde mir von einer Kollegin empfohlen. Ich hatte keine großen Erwartungen, da Bücher dieser Art selten ECHTE Hilfestellung leisten. Dieses Buch hat mich aber positiv überrascht. Die Fallbeispiele sind knapp aber aussagekräftig und die Erklärungen kompakt. Gute Checklisten und eine sinnvolle Timeline mit den sitauationsabhängigen Aufgaben runden das Bild für mich ab.Ich werde mir für meinen bevorstehenden Jobwechsel diesen Blueprint zu Herzen nehmen und mich Schritt für Schritt einarbeiten. Das Buch ist wie ein Führer, der dich dabei unterdtützt den Stolpersteinen einer Beruflichenveränderung auszuweichen.

  12. DavidB7814

    After the first read I can safely say it’s hard to find a better book than this one to be successful in your new role.It covers a large spectrum of essential topics , keeping a very understandable,structured approach to understand what it takes to be best in class in your new role, in efficient manner. All resources are provided to put in application immediately what is originally developed in the book.It is so rich in providing solid methodology that keeping it with you all the time is not an option, it’s a requirement, a duty. An absolute must-have!

  13. Cliente Kindle

    Excelente livro para pessoas que estão fazendo uma transição, seja a mesma através de uma promoção na mesma unidade de negócio ou uma mudança de área.Apresenta ferramentas que irão te auxiliar a analisar cenários e também sugestões de como agir.

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