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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; First Edition edition (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1422147630
  • ISBN-13: 978-1422147634
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael D. Watkins is the cofounder of Genesis Advisers, a Newton, Massachusetts-based leadership development firm specializing in transition acceleration programs and coaching. He is the author of The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels (Harvard Business Press, 2003).

More About the Author

Michael D. Watkins is the world's leading expert on accelerating leadership transitions. He is the author of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, which The Economist recognized as "The On-boarding bible."

Michael is a Co-founder of Genesis Advisers, a leadership development consultancy located in Massachusetts. Genesis Advisers (www.genesisadvisers.com) is the leading provider of on-boarding and transition acceleration services. Based on our the First 90 Days® research and our experience with Fortune 100 clients since 1999, our full array of consulting servicies, coaching processes, programs, virtual workshops, and self-guided materials help leaders at at every level of the leadership pipeline take charge more quickly and effectively.

Michael works closely with a gifted team at Genesis to assess client needs, and design and deliver the right transition solutions. He helps Genesis clients implement what we call Enterprise Transition Architectures™ - a common core framework and toolkit for accelerating transitions, cost-effectively delivered through First 90 Days coaching, programs, virtual workshops and self-guided materials to all levels.

In addition to his role at Genesis Advisers Michael gives speeches on leadership, organizational transformation, and transition acceleration to executive audiences, as well as designs and delivers senior executive team meetings, and coaches newly appointed senior executives and their teams during transitions.

Customer Reviews

I just read Your Next Move by leadership guru, Michael Watkins.
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My major criticism is that, even I don't feel like there's too much padding, I think the same ideas could have communicated in fewer words and for less money.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mahlers2nd TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 22, 2010
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When I first started my career (back in the big-hair 80s), you had ample time to get up to speed and prove yourself. The reasoning is that there was naturally a learning curve and you had to be given time to learn the career and the position you were starting out.

Fast forward to 2008. Two of us were hired within 2 weeks of each other for a major health insurance company. We both worked together to get up to speed. I thought we were both making comparable progress. But low and behold, very suddenly less than 3 months after we were hired, he was very suddenly let go. The statement I heard from my manager was "it was clear he didn't wasn't going to be successful in this organization so it was best for us to not waste his time and ours by keeping him on any longer". That was it -- less than 90 days and he was gone.

With more than 10 percent of the workforce unemployed, employers expect new employees to hit the ground running. If they don't, they aren't going to waste time on "slow bloomers" and they'll lose no time replacing you with someone who does have the skills.

This book provides insight into what type of clues employers are looking for to see if you will "make it" and be successful in the organization. It provides concrete suggestions about how to prove that you are learning what you need to know and if you are not learning -- how to acquire that knowledge quickly and under the radar so that it does not appear that you are "floundering" and raise red flags withing management.

This book is a must have for individuals starting their careers as well as employees with a lot of experience. Just because you were successful in one organization is no guarantee that you will be successful in others and this book helps you identify an action plan to increase your chances of getting up to speed quickly so that you won't suffer the same fate as my co-worker.

Good luck!

[NCJVR]
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. Jenkins on November 8, 2009
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Watkins previous book was extremely insightful and helpful--THE FIRST 90 DAYS. It offered clear cut advice to new managers.

This book is an attempt for experienced leaders to weather through sweeping transitions using his own model: STARS. Start-up, turnaround, accelerated growth, realignment, and sustaining success.

Great idea but the delivery is a bit flat. He's speaking to a very SMALL audience of people who probably would not seek out books like this to guide them. And some of the advice is just not practical or useful. Because the book focuses on some highly situational circumstances, the tome lacks depth and any sense of realism. Watkins obviously drew from years of experience here, but it seems as if he has a truly small niche of leadership that he deals with. Plus, Watkins barely addresses the sheer humanity we find in great leadership. This text is just far too pragmatic and limiting in its approach. A good mentor for leaders takes on the whole person, Watkins fails to do that in this book.

This will be one of those books that helps Watkins' career as he will no doubt use it with his clients. However, for a majority of coaches and leaders out there, this is a book I would never offer up to help someone navigate through transition.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Drea Knufken on March 4, 2010
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Do you ever dream of landing a promotion? Who doesn't? You could finally nab that corner office with a view. Your colleagues would start looking up to you as an adept leader (theoretically). Your newfound ability to buy a beach house wouldn't hurt, either.

The reality is different. Promotions, no matter how fantastic they sound, can pose a serious challenge. Just ask leadership transition expert Michael D. Watkins. This former Harvard Business School professor, who now chairs Genesis Advisers, previously wrote the renowned transition guide "The First 90 Days." In his newest book, he chronicles the obstacles that fresh-off-the-promotion leaders face.

"Your Next Move: The Leader's Guide to Successfully Navigating Major Career Transitions" explores how to effectively navigate eight common types of promotions. The types of promotions in the book cover common challenges that leaders face, from leading former peers to politicking correctly in your new position.

Each chapter in this guide is dedicated to one kind of promotion. Starting with a case study of a person facing the situation in question, you learn what risks come with the promotion, why they happen, and how to navigate your new role successfully. Watkins uses academic research, diagrams, and bullet lists to help you understand his points. You'll also learn how your company can help you with your transition in each chapter.

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The first chapter describes leadership challenges you might face after being promoted to a new position within your company. In the next chapter, you learn how to effectively navigate the challenges associated with leading former peers, such as asserting authority and changing your relationships.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By yogagirl on April 22, 2010
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I have never read a book that more thoroughly spelled out the odd place a career transition can be, and offer tips to navigate the situation.
If you are mid-career and are mulling over the options before you, you may find this to be an indispensable read. It helps to clarify and shed light on aspects you may not have considered.
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