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Since its original release, The First 90 Days has become the bestselling globally acknowledged bible of leadership and career transitions. In this updated and expanded 10th anniversary edition, internationally known leadership transition expert Michael D. Watkins gives you the keys to successfully negotiating your next move - whether you're onboarding into a new company, being promoted internally, or embarking on an international assignment. In The First 90 Days, Watkins outlines proven strategies that will dramatically shorten the time it takes to reach what he calls the "breakeven point" - when your organization needs you as much as you need the job. This new edition includes a substantial new preface by the author on the new definition of a career as a series of transitions; and notes the growing need for effective and repeatable skills for moving through these changes. As well, updated statistics and new tools make this book more reader-friendly and useful than ever. As hundreds of thousands of readers already know, The First 90 Days is a road map for taking charge quickly and effectively during critical career transition periods - whether you are a first-time manager, a mid-career professional on your way up, or a newly minted CEO.
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.
"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