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The First 90 Days

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The First 90 Days

Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels

By Michael Watkins

Harvard Business Review Press, Hardcover, 9781591391104, 272pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2003

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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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