Master Your Next Move, with a New Introduction: The Essential Companion to

Master Your Next Move, with a New Introduction: The Essential Companion to "The First 90 Days"

by Michael D. Watkins


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Your next professional move can make or break your career. Are you ready?

In business, especially today, you are only as successful as your next career transition. Do well, and you'll be on the fast track to even more challenging roles. Fail, and you could irreparably harm your career--and your organization.

In his international bestseller The First 90 Days, transition guru Michael D. Watkins outlined a set of basic principles for getting up to speed quickly in new professional roles. Since that book was published Watkins has worked with thousands of leaders, helping them to accelerate their transitions. These leaders posed challenging questions on how to apply the basic principles in real-life situations. The truth that emerged: the First 90 Days framework can be applied in every transition, but the way you apply it is entirely different when you have been promoted to a higher level than it is when you are joining a new organization or taking a role in a different country.

Master Your Next Move answers a distinct need, focusing on the most common types of transitions leaders face and the unique challenges posed by each. Based on years of research, and now with a new introduction, this indispensable book explores eight crucial transitions virtually everyone encounters during their career, including promotion, leading former peers, onboarding into a new company, making an international move, and turning around a business in crisis.

With real-world examples and many practical models and tools, Master Your Next Move is your guide to surviving and thriving as you make your next move . . . and every one after that.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633697607
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 515,125
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael D. Watkins, PhD, is the world's foremost expert on accelerating leadership transitions. He is cofounder of Genesis, a leadership development consultancy based in Boston, Massachusetts, and author of the international bestseller The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013), which was named one of the 100 Leadership and Success Books to Read in a Lifetime by Amazon editors in 2016.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Master Your Next Move 1

1 The Promotion Challenge 11

2 The Leading-Former-Peers Challenge 37

3 The Corporate Diplomacy Challenge 59

4 The Onboarding Challenge 79

5 The International Move Challenge 107

6 The Turnaround Challenge 129

7 The Realignment Challenge 151

8 The STARS Portfolio Challenge 171

Conclusion: Designing Companywide Transition-Acceleration Systems 189

Notes 199

Index 203

About the Author 211

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