• Summary Michael D Watkin's The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded

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This is a summary of Michael D Watkin's The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

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.

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.

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 book as your trusted guide.

Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour the full book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer.

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Too Concise

This didn't present actionable advice. It was a summary, but so short that it wasn't useful. Issues weren't explained and "tips" were too vague to be put in practice.

I could see this being useful to someone who has read the full-length book and wants to jog their memory. I do not recommend this, and feel like I have wasted an audible credit on it.

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Very concise. Good 30 minutes spent.

If you want the top-line summary with the bottom line points of the book, this is a good place to go. I've been meaning to read this book for a few years, but each time I started it was long, boring, and dry. The summary is 30 minutes of concise information, and I can dig into the book at the points where I want more background on what is being conveyed. Worth a couple of bucks to get to the points!!

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quick easy consumption

This summary was concise and a great way to get a high level understanding of the book, The First 90 days. Helpful if you're on a time crunch and transitioning to a new role.

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Concise and useful

Whether you are starting a new job, company or endeavor...or wanting to get a fresh start where you are, this is a terrific concise toolkit.

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Not A Lot of Take-a-ways

I suppose it was a decent summary, but there weren't a lot of takeaways for me. I imagine the complete version has more substance.

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Very Informative

this book was very informative I liked the narration and that it's summed up all of the important points.

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Helpful summary focused on Promoted Managers only

While the full book, The First 90 Days (6 your listen) focuses on all types of new positions (highly recomended) this summary (20min) is focused on Promotions from with in an organization only. Very helpful so not blindsided in the first week but not a replacement for full book-a must listen/read.

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Excellent guide for new managers and/or managers moving into new positions

This author provides an excellent road map to help new managers or managers transitioning to new responsibilities by outlining key action steps necessary to execute the transition successful.

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Good Summary

This summary gave me precisely what I was looking for. Concepts were stated succinctly and check list type info included. The length was perfect.

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Some good stuff but not enough

A few useful nuggets of wisdom, but overall too general to be of much help. Secure early wins, prioritize, get to know your team - really? come on! Not bad for the price or the time commitment but read the full book or one specifically for your profession is you need anything more than a superficial dive.

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more for organisational structure

no relatable stories
focuses on process rather than relationships
weak start strong middle chapters in book, stick with it for the 60% nuggets contained

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