Job Hunters, New Hires and Those Promoted From Within: The President Gets 100 Days to Prove Himself, You Only Get 90

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Finally on audio -- the national bestseller from Harvard Business School is now available on audio CD and audio download.

Finally on audio -- national bestseller from Harvard Business School is now available on audio CD and audio download. Take charge of a career or new job with the proven strategies of “The First 90 Days.”

From the day you start your next new job, the clock is ticking: you have three months to take control, or fail. So says Michael Watkins, author of “The First 90 Days," now available as an audiobook and audio download.

Whether you’ve been hired from the outside or promoted from within, first-time manager or a new to the C-suite, this audio CD is a roadmap for taking charge quickly and effectively during any critical career transition periods. Written by noted leadership transition expert Michael Watkins, “The First 90 Days" outlines proven strategies that will dramatically shorten the time it takes to reach what Watkins calls the "breakeven point": the point at which your organization needs you as much as you need the job.

Whether you are charged with launching a start-up, leading a turnaround, orchestrating realignment or sustaining a high-performing unit, “The First 90 Days" will help you to develop a transition acceleration plan that is tailored to your situation, your level of seniority and expertise, and the condition of your organization.

Refuting the pervasive belief that new leaders should be left to "sink or swim," this audiobook is a proactive planning approach that can make your career-and ensure your organization's future.

Praise for “The First 90 Days”:

"Watkins offers a do-it-yourself road map for executives, whether ... moving into start-ups, leading turnarounds, orchestrating changes or sustaining high-performance companies." -- Financial Times

"Watkins provides enough statistics, charts, and checklists to help any newly minted boss roam the halls with confidence." -- Fortune

" easy-to-ready and easy-to-follow handbook that no doubt will become a classic for anybody entering a new position." -- The Globe and Mail

"Those who take the time to complete Watkins' steps will likely reap rewards..." -- USA Today

It is meant for, and should be useful to, anyone about to make a change. -- The Economist

“This earnest guide to career transition periods…asserts, reassuringly, that navigating the all-important first 90 days is a ‘teachable skill.’….Watkins balances the theorizing with practical steps managers can take to get on top of things and initiate changes….” – Publishers Weekly

In these days of the public's microscopic scrutiny of corporate C-level executives, it's a wonder anyone would aspire to the CEO position….This is, essentially, practical advice about undertaking new opportunities and understanding new vulnerabilities, quickly and without much upheaval…Would that every newly elected president of the U.S. heeded this practice. – Booklist

About the Audio CD/Audio Download:

“The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels"

By Michael Watkins; Read by Kevin T. Norris

5 CDs approx 6 hours -- also available as an audio download

$19.98 US / $26.98 Canada

ISBN# 1-59659-044-0

July 2006

Published by Gildan Audio/Your Coach in a Box series

“The First 90 Days" is available at Barnes & Noble, Borders and fine bookstores everywhere. It is also available as a download at and your favorite online stores.

Gildan Media is also the publisher of other great personal development audiobook titles in the ‘Your Coach in a Box’ series including “Work Like DaVinci” by Michael Gelb; “The Abs Diet” by David Zincenko and “Wordmaster” by Denis Waitley among others.

To see our complete list of personal development and language learning titles, please visit our website

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