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.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Michael D. Watkins is the world's leading expert on accelerating transitions. He is the Chairman of Genesis Advisers (www.genesisadvisers.com), an executive on-boarding and transition-acceleration company located in Newton, Massachusetts. Previously he was a professor at IMD in Switzerland, INSEAD in France, the Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Dr. Watkins is author of the international bestseller THE FIRST 90 DAYS: CRITICAL SUCCESS STRATEGIES FOR NEW LEADERS AT ALL LEVELS, which the Economist recognized as "the on-boarding bible." With more than 500,000 in print, 420,000 copies sold in English, and translations in 27 languages, The First 90 Days has become the enduring classic reference for leaders in transition. Recently it was named one of the best 100 business books of all time.
A prolific writer, Dr. Watkins is the author or coauthor of numerous articles and books on leadership. His most recent publications include "Picking the Right Transition Strategy" (Harvard Business Review, January 2009), "The Three Pillars of Executive On-boarding" (Talent Management, October 2008), and Shaping the Game: The New Leader's Guide to Effective Negotiating and Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming and How to Avoid Them (Harvard Business School Press).
A native of Canada, Dr. Watkins received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, did graduate work in law and business at the University of Western Ontario, and completed his PhD in decision sciences at Harvard University.
Michael's new book, YOUR NEXT MOVE: THE LEADER'S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING MAJOR CAREER TRANSITIONS, published in October 2009.