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The First 90 Days in Government: Critical Success Strategies for New Public Managers at All Levels

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2007

    Hot tips for rapid transition and success in your new government job

    Your first 90 days in a new public management position can be the most critical time of your career. Few people move into new jobs without an occasional gaffe, but the important thing is to weather the transition and get your agency or department headed in the right direction. Peter H. Daly, Michael Watkins and Cate Reavis' book should prove a major asset for anyone entering government service, or anyone who has received a promotion and is moving into the big corner office with all the headaches that come with it. The book could benefit from a more detailed discussion on coping with the uniquely dysfunctional character of most government bureaucracies, but we strongly recommend its rational approach. It is particularly useful in describing pitfalls to avoid.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2006

    See also my new book on negotiating for leaders in transition

    Shaping the Game: The New Leader's Guide to Effective Negotiating has also just been published and is a companion volume to this book. It provides tools and techniques for dealing with the many negotiations that new leaders need to conduct, both internally and externally.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2006

    This is not The First 90 Days for business leaders...

    This is a version of The First 90 Days written for people going into new roles in public-sector organizations. To get the original book for business leaders, The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels, search for 'Michael Watkins' and click on the the book with the bright green and yellow cover.

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    Posted July 25, 2011

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