The First 90 Days

By Michael D. Watkins,

Book cover of The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

Book description

Named one of 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon Editors The world's most trusted guide for leaders in transition 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.…

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2 authors picked The First 90 Days as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Getting your dream job is only the first step. You want to start strong and deliver value to the organization as quickly as possible. That is where Michael Watkins’ book comes in handy. When I was the head of talent management for a Fortune 50 company, we gave a copy of this book to each newly hired executive.

This book outlines how to promote yourself and learn your new role faster. It helps you analyze your business situation and choose the right strategy to get things done. Finally, it shares how to build a winning team that delivers results. You…

From Ted's list on managing your career.

This book was recommended to me just as I accepted a big Executive role. I had the benefit of a two-week break between the two jobs and spent time on Hamilton Island with my feet up, processing its content and developing from that a clear but simple approach to how I was going to have the most impact in that next role. It worked. And it set up my career from there. I keep going back to this book each time I take on a new role, and while I don’t read it end to end anymore, the prompts within…

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