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Michael D. Watkins – MASTER YOUR NEXT MOVE : The Essential Companion To “The First 90 Days”

MASTER YOUR NEXT MOVE : The Essential Companion To “The First 90 Days”

Michael D. Watkins


Provide Practical Advice & Actionable Strategies For Leaders To Navigate The Challenges Of First 90 Days Transitions And Beyond

ISBN 9781633697607
Book Condition BRAND NEW
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
Publication Date 09 April 2019
Pages 224
Weight 0.40 kg
Dimension 21.7 × 14.6 × 2 cm
Retail Price RM141.00
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Your next professional move can make or break your career. Are you ready?
“Master Your Next Move” serves as a companion guide to his earlier book, “The First 90 Days”. Both books are aimed at helping leaders and managers transition smoothly into new roles, whether as a result of promotions, job changes, or other career shifts. 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.
It addresses the 8 most common and most difficult types of transitions encountered in careers. It provides principles and insights on how to successfully accelerate through these transitions and get up to speed in new roles. It also provides insights, from a corporate perspective on how to put processes in place to ensure an individual is successful in their transition.

Hence, “Master Your Next Move” answers a distinct need, provides real-world examples and many practical models and tools. It maps different transitions under eight key headings:
◆ 1. The Promotion Challenge
◆ 2. The Leading-Former-Peers Challenge
◆ 3. The Corporate Diplomacy Challenge
◆ 4. The Onboarding Challenge
◆ 5. The International Move Challenge
◆ 6. The Turnaround Challenge
◆ 7. The Realignment Challenge
◆ 8. The STARS Portfolio Challenge
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. It is designed to provide practical advice and actionable strategies for leaders who are navigating transitions in their careers. These transitions may involve taking on new responsibilities, leading new teams, or adjusting to different organizational cultures.
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. It is intended for leaders and managers at all levels, from emerging leaders to experienced executives, who want to excel in their careers by successfully managing transitions.
Some of other Key topics covered :
● Identifying key transition challenges and common pitfalls leaders face when moving into new roles.
● Understanding the dynamics of different types of transitions, such as promotion, lateral moves, and international assignments.
● Strategies for accelerating your learning curve and making a positive impact in your new role quickly.
● Building effective relationships with key stakeholders, teams, and colleagues.
● Navigating organizational culture and politics to drive change and achieve results.
This book is arranged as a workbook. The Introduction provides an overview of the 8 types of transitions, which are expounded upon in subsequent, individual chapters. Each chapter provides insights into the challenges each transition present, followed by advice and processes to address/avoid the challenges, both from the perspective of the individual going through the transition and from the corporate perspective, on how to support a successful transition.
By structuring the challenges of a transition, this book helps identify areas for improvement, opportunities for success, and potential pitfalls to avoid. It’s well organized, easy to use, and very relevant for mid-level managers and executives who want to achieve success at the next level. Each chapter also includes insights and support structures that the organization can use to promote successful transitions.

These insights are quite beneficial and should be used by any organization that wants its executives to be successful in their careers. At the end of each chapter are two very helpful checklists, one from the perspective of the individual who is undergoing the transition and the other from the perspective of the company. The checklists provide advice and steps to take to avert the pitfalls and issues that one may encounter during the transition being discussed.
Therefore , this book 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.
While “Master Your Next Move” can be read independently, it is most valuable when read in conjunction with “The First 90 Days.” The first book lays the groundwork for understanding the challenges of leadership transitions, while the second book provides more in-depth guidance for subsequent career moves.
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. Overall, It is a valuable resource for leaders looking to navigate the challenges of their first 90 days in a new role and beyond. It offers practical strategies and insights based on Michael D. Watkins’ extensive experience in helping leaders succeed in their transitions.
About the Author :
Michael Watkins is the author of the international bestseller The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at all Levels. His other works include Your Next Move: The Leaders Guide to Navigating Major Career Transitions, Right from the Start: Taking Charge in a New Leadership Role, and others. He is the chairman of Genesis Advisers, an executive on-boarding and transition acceleration company in Newton, Massachusetts. He has been a professor at the Harvard Business School, IMD in Switzerland, and INSEAD in France.

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