The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded
- Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
- Narrated by: Grover Gardner
- Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 23-04-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
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.
By walking you through every aspect of the transition scenario, Watkins identifies the most common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides the tools and strategies you need to avoid them. You’ll learn how to secure critical early wins, an important first step in establishing yourself in your new role. Each chapter also includes checklists, practical tools, and self-assessments to help you assimilate key lessons and apply them to your own situation.
Whether you’re starting a new job, being promoted from within, embarking on an overseas assignment, or being tapped as CEO, how you manage your transition will determine whether you succeed or fail. Use this book as your trusted guide.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By SS on 18-04-17
poor audio book. Must buy the book instead!
This is a reputable book with a storing following. however the audio book is terrible. There are references to diagrams in the book throughout. This leads to a disjointed audio experience.
The narrator is extremely mono tone...
You have two options:
1- buy the original paper book
2 - buy a different book on audible
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Vincent H. on 08-02-17
Performance of the audio book was disappointing
Book is great, but there were too many bugs, with the audio skipping parts of the book. Not a major issue (i think that the skipped sections were short), but disappointing.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Vipul Gautam on 25-03-16
Missing access to tables and charts
The audible version does not provide me access to the multitude of charts and tables that the author talks about. Those are the core of any action one can take after listening to this book. Amazon should atleast provide a PDF with those tables and charts.
49 of 50 people found this review helpful
By Leo on 16-02-16
Very practical book
This is a very practical book, filled with tools that can be put to practice the moment you're done with it. The examples that it presents are very useful in tiying up all the theory it adresses.
I've read reviews that complain the audio book makes reference to graphs and charts not available in the audio format. Though this is true, they can be downloaded as PDF in audible.com
16 of 16 people found this review helpful