Harvard Business Review Press
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The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels 90 Days guides readers through a seamless transition into leadership.
Summary Of The Book
The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels 90 Days helps readers make a smooth transition into assuming newer leadership positions. Michael D. Watkins specializes in transitions in leadership and this book contains insightful strategies for the same. The corporate sector demands flexibility and quick adjustments. Individuals may have to assume new responsibilities all of a sudden and without any warning. The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels 90 Days guides managers through some commonly faced obstacles and provides solutions and tools for the same. This is especially relevant in a scenario where new leadership positions are created almost every year in major corporate companies. The book is an informative guide to the hurdles faced by new leaders, irrespective of diverse job profiles and responsibilities.
The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels 90 Days is a guide to handling the tricky first months as a new leader. The challenges and hurdles involved can make or break any leader. This book is a guide towards mental and strategic preparation for changeovers, winning some early battles and making great professional alliances. Success and failure is fleshed out through some potent examples as well. The book has some key chapters and topics like Accelerate Your Learning, Keep Your Balance, Secure Early Wins, Promote Yourself, Expedite Everyone, Create Coalitions, Match Strategy to Situation, Build Your Team and Achieve Alignment.
The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels 90 Days is a global bestseller, having sold in excess of 400,000 English copies. It has been translated into twenty seven languages. The book has even been called one of the top hundred business publications in history and also the bible of leadership in transition.
About Michael D. Watkins
Dr. Michael D. Watkins is a noted leadership expert, author and accelerating transitions specialist. Michael D. Watkins has also written Your Next Move: The Leader's Guide to Successfully Navigating Major Career Transitions, Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming and How to Avoid Them, The Three Pillars of Executive On-boarding and Picking the Right Transition Strategy.
Michael D. Watkins has worked at the Harvard Business School's The Kennedy School of Government as a professor. He has also taught in France at INSEAD and Switzerland's IMD. He is known for his prize winning programs covering development of enterprise leaders, accelerating transitions, corporate diplomacy and negotiation. He has also founded Genesis Advisers in Newton, Massachusetts which deals with transition acceleration and executive on-boarding. Michael D. Watkins has written numerous articles for the Harvard Business Review.