The First 90 Days in Government

Critical Success Strategies for New Public Managers at All Levels

The First 90 Days in Government

The authors address the crucial differences between the private and public sectors. This concise, practical book provides a roadmap to help new government leaders at all levels accelerate their transitions.

The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded

Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded

In this updated 10th anniversary edition, an internationally known leadership transition expert, drawing on real-world examples and groundbreaking research on leadership, emphasizes the importance of successful performance during the first 90 days in a new position. 100,000 first printing.

The First 90 Days with Harvard Business Review article "How Managers Become Leaders" (2 Items)

The First 90 Days with Harvard Business Review article

This Harvard Business Review collection, featuring the work of celebrated author and advisor Michael D. Watkins on leadership transitions, includes the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded as well as the 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “How Managers Become Leaders.”

Onboarding for Managers

Onboarding for Managers

Onboarding is the process in which an organization transitions and assimilates new hires into the organization and their roles. The process navigates through HR policies, cultural norms, industry knowledge, and role success factors. The cost to hire and train new employees is very high; therefore, establishing a successful onboarding program is essential for an organization. This Infoline focuses specifically on establishing an onboarding program for new managers whether they are new to the organization or simply the position. You will learn how onboarding is a part of talent management and recruiting, key principles of onboarding design, technology tools and approaches, best practices, and how to apply onboarding principles to any new beginning within an organization.

Leadership Transitions: The Watkins Collection (4 Items)

Leadership Transitions: The Watkins Collection (4 Items)

This Harvard Business Review collection features the best in leadership transitions from celebrated author and advisor Michael D. Watkins. Watkins, who has worked for decades guiding senior leaders into new roles to help them and their organizations succeed, is the author of the international bestseller The First 90 Days. With more than 400,000 copies sold worldwide and published in more than 25 languages, the book has become the standard reference for leaders in transition. In addition to the full digital edition (ebook) of The First 90 Days, this collection includes digital editions of Watkins’ other popular works: Your Next Move, which guides professionals through the most common career transitions; Shaping the Game, on how to lead effective negotiations; and his 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “How Managers Become Leaders.” Watkins, whose ideas have guided some of the world’s best leaders through successful transitions, is the chairman of leadership development consultancy Genesis Advisers. Drawing on the perfect combination of research and hands-on experience, he has spent the last two decades working with leaders—both corporate and public—as they transition to new roles, negotiate the future of their organizations, and craft their legacy as leaders. He was previously a professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Harvard Business School, INSEAD in France, and IMD in Switzerland.

Summary: Shaping the Game

Review and Analysis of Watkins' Book

Summary: Shaping the Game

The must-read summary of Michael Watkins' book: "Shaping the Game: The New Leader's Guide to Effective Negotiating". This complete summary of the ideas from Michael Watkins' book "Shaping the Game" shows that the only real source of business momentum comes from effective negotiation with others: the most powerful leaders are always the most successful negotiators. In his book, the author explains that good negotiators are always aware of four key objectives: adding value, capturing a fair share of that value, building relationships and enhancing personal credibility. This summary demonstrates four strategic imperatives that can be used to achieve these key objectives and how you can adapt your approach to get what you want out of every negotiation. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Shaping the Game" and discover the key to shaping negotiations and making a successful deal.

Off and Running

The Prospects and Pitfalls of Government Transitions in Canada

Off and Running

One of the most pivotal events in the electoral cycle is the transition of a newly elected political party from opposition to government. The incoming prime minister or premier must assemble a team of ministers, advisors, and staff that is competent and ready to govern, without disrupting the day-to-day functioning of their country or province. Off and Running sets the stage for successful transitions by describing the best practices from Canadian federal government transitions from 1984 to the present day. It draws on a number of sources: the author’s own career in public affairs, including his significant role in the transitions of both Chrétien governments in 1993 and 1997; extensive interviews with more than forty key individuals in the last eleven federal government transitions; and the international literature on government transitions, public administration, and management. Zussman goes step-by-step through the transition process from the pre-election stage to transition planning all the way to implementation and consolidation of the new government. This book is ideally suited to those seeking an understanding of how government works during one of the most crucial points in its life cycle.

Leading Smart Transformation

A Roadmap for World Class Government

Leading Smart Transformation

In the turbulence of recent times, how we run corporations has been examined from every angle. Corporations have proved adept at change; governments have stuck to established rules. The challenge is to put in place machinery to provide services in a way that resists the growth of bureaucracy. The need for SMART government could not be starker.

Accounting for Government Contracts--Cost Accounting Standards

Accounting for Government Contracts--Cost Accounting Standards

Comprehensive and detailed analysis for implementing, complying and keeping current with Cost Accounting Standards for federal government procurement contracts. • Applicability of standards and regulations to contractors and contracts • Explanation of procedures involved in preparing cost impact proposals and making contract price adjustments • Comprehensive analysis and commentary on each standard along with dozens of detailed examples • Discussion of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and significant regulatory issues that affect Cost Accounting Standards