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The First 90 Days: Updated and Expanded

Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
Narrated by: Michael Gardner
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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The First 90 Days: Updated and Expanded - Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

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. 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 best seller 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 section 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 audiobook as your trusted guide.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2013 Michael Watkins (P)2019 Michael Watkins

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bad audiobook

book keeps referencing diagrams which clearly exist in the paper version, but a lazy frustrating absence from audio version.

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The book is good but maybe not in audio

I am enjoying the book but you can’t take full advantage of it when you buy the audio book as it seems the tests and tables are not anywhere accessible . I tried to find the information but no success

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Terrible as an audiobook

Full of charts, tables and lists, this book simply doesn't work as an audiobook. I wish they would have made a note of all the restrictions so I wouldn't have wasted a credit on this. The content also isn't that applicable to most people. Unless you are being hired as a director and above I don't think you'd see yourself represented in any of the stories. I am struggling to make it past chapter 2. I think this may be the type of book that works in writing so you can browse it and skip to relevant content.

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  • lora conwell
  • 20-01-20

The PDF is NEEDED but is missing

A great, classic business book, however the book references tables and resources quite often. Audible doesn't have the PDF and I can't find it online. So... I'd pass on this via Audible.
** I found it. If you go to the 2013 version of this book (you don't have to purchase it) the guide is available to download.

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  • Jay
  • 15-01-20

Many references to figures but no pdf provided!

I purchased the Audible version of the 2019 edition of The First 90 Days on the recommendation of a professional career coach. This seems to be the authoritative advice on the topic. As I have listened to the first few chapters, I hear continual references to figures, tables, and diagrams. However, no pdf is provided with the audio version. I would not recommend purchasing the audio version of this title.

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