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

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By Michael D. Watkins, Harvard Business Press Books, 2013

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 needed changes in 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 jeopardize 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 conquering the challenges of transitions–no matter where you are in your career. Watkins, a noted expert on leadership transitions and adviser to senior leaders in all types of organizations, also addresses today’s increasingly demanding professional landscape, where managers face not only more frequent transitions but also steeper expectations once they step into their new jobs.