The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
Michael D Watkins
You've just been promoted to a new leadership position. You?re not yet sure of the challenges ahead or how you will meet them. All you know is that you have three months to get on top of the job and move forward-or fail. This book is your road map for taking charge quickly and effectively during critical career transition periods, whether you?re a first-time manager or a new CEO. Written by noted leadership transition expert Michael Watkins, The First 90 Days outlines proven strategies that will dramatically shorten the time it takes to reach what Watkins calls the ?breakeven point?: the point at which your organization needs you as much as you need the job. Whether you are charged with launching a start-up or sustaining a high-performing unit, The First 90 Days will help you to develop a transition acceleration plan that is tailored to your situation. Based on three years of research into leadership transitions at all levels and hands-on work designing transition programmes, Watkins provides examples and tools that will show you how to: -Assess your strengths and weaknesses and identify personal vulnerabilities -Diagnose your situation and understand its challenges and opportunities -Negotiate a productive working relationship with your boss -Secure early wins that establish credibility and create momentum -Build your team and connect with influential support coalitions Refuting the persuasive belief that new leaders should be left to ?sink or swim,? The First 90 Days details a proactive planning approach that can make an individual?s career-and ensure an organization?s future.