Essay title: The First 90 Days
The First 90 Days primary concepts are based on the ten key transition challenges.First, you need to promote yourself to get ready for the new position. As one senior executive expressed â€œEveryone has an urge to work at one level below where they. You need to work where you are, not where you wereâ€.
Knowing your vulnerabilities is to assess your problem preferences. Watkins describes three basic tools to compensate for vulnerabilities which include self-discipline, team building, and advice and counsel.Second, learning plan is a critical part of the overall 90 days plan which should be a primary focus for the first 30 days on the job.Effective learning is to figure out what you need to learn so you can focus your efforts.
Efficient learning means â€œidentifying the best available sources of insight and then figuring out how to extract maximum insight with the least possible outlay of your precious timeâ€ (Watkins 37).New leaders also need to learn to diagnose the business situation and match the specific strategy to the situation.In the book, Watkins identifies four transition types (start-up, turnaround, realignment, and sustaining success) and their associated challenges and opportunities to help recognizing the situation.Once the leader gets early wins, it is important to secure them by avoiding common traps, building personal credibility and establishing long-term goals.
Using the five conversations framework would help to build a productive working relationship with your new boss. Moreover, the higher you climb in the organization, the more you take on the role of organizational architect. You need to start to analyze the architecture of the organization and aligning strategy, structure, systems, skills and culture. The book points out the most important decision you.