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The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter Hardcover – 1 June 2013

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  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press; Rev edition (1 June 2013)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1422188612
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1422188613
  • Dimensions : 14.61 x 3.18 x 21.59 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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"His wisdom, and research, has helped many masterfully onboard into new positions." -- Forbes.com

"Watkins has taken a rather prosaic proposition (first impressions count) and built around it a handbook that grown-ups can use in business, particularly in times of change and transition." -- Idealog (New Zealand)

"A useful addition to leadership studies collections." -- Choice magazine

"The First 90 Days is a rich source of material for any executive coach and of course any uncoached executive. I highly recommend it." -- Coaching Today

"The First 90 Days and its digital counterpart serve as valued resources for leaders just stepping into a critical new role--when first impressions matter so much, and every word or deed can tip the scale of public opinion." -- T+D magazine (American Society for Training & Development)

"No business holding should be without this expanded coverage." -- Midwest Book Review

"Any person who gets a new job or promotion or position, can use this book to be more effective in the first 3 months on the job.... It is no doubt that [The First 90 Days] has lasting-power and will remain popular and useful for many years to come." -- 800 CEO READ

"...packed with practical suggestions for how to successfully navigate through new scenarios." -- GuruFocus.com

"In his seminal book The First 90 Days, Michael Watkins advises that, as a leader in the first 90 days of a new leadership role, you should promote yourself, accelerate your learning, match your strategy to the situation, and create coalitions." -- FastCompany.com

"a superb guide" -- Globe & Mail

About the Author

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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Transitioning to a new role can cause anxiety and stress for weeks, but this book by Michael Watkins helps diagnose your situations, define the core challenges, and design plans to create momentum which results in a more successful and comfortable transition.

Hundreds of thousands of leaders have benefited from this approach, which independent research has shown reduces time to break-even by as much as 40%.

The book includes case studies of failed transitions and clearly explains how to avoid them by preparing yourself, setting your boundaries, listening, learning, collobrating, creating alliances, securing early wins and managing yourself.

"Effective leaders strike the right balance between doing (making things happen) and being (observing and reflecting)"...

...this nugget from the book is equally true even when you're not transitioning to a new role.

I'd definitely recommend this book.
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