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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2004

    Check out his new book, older stuff good too.

    I work for a leading health care company and went through one of Watkins's transition forum programs here. If really helped me get off to a running start. We used his newer book on transitions, The First 90 Days. We also got his negotiation book, Breakthrough Business Negotiation, which also was very helpful. I've since also read his book on influencing government and business strategy, Winning the Influence Game. Definitely helpful if you are dealing with issues of regulation and reimbursement as we are. It's nice to see him getting recognition for the First 90 days, but his earlier stuff is just as good, if negotiation or influence are important to what you do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2003

    Excellent read for the new leader

    Leadership skills can be learned. This book provides the necessary basic guidelines for effective leadership.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2002

    A 'must read' for anyone entering a new position

    I found Right from the Start an extremely well researched and comprehensive set of tools which will greatly benefit any manager entering a new position. It is the only book I have read which so clearly outlines the management pitfalls awaiting any new leader in his first few months on the job. I find it hard to imagine how even the most talented and experienced manager could not benefit from such a practical and common sense approach to the challenging task of taking over the leadership reins of a new job. As a venture capitalist and LBO investor, I plan to give copies to anybody entering the executive suites of all the companies in which my money is invested.

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