Right From The Start : Taking Charge In A New Leadership Role
Whether you are succeeding a much-admired boss or charged with implementing sweeping, potentially unsettling change initiatives, a new role is fraught with obstacles. To ensure that your first steps in a new job will lead to enduring success, "Right from the Start" lays out an action-oriented framework to follow during the early months of a transition. Dan Ciampa and Michael D. Watkins prepare you for the often-treacherous task of navigating an organization's strategy, politics, and culture so that you can smoothly and effectively get to work on your new agenda. "Right from the Start" combines this tactical advice with absorbing profiles of CEOs, COOs, and EVPs who candidly discuss their experiences - the successes and the failures - with transitioning to a new leadership role.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 140 x 211 x 22.86mm | 397g
- 02 Mar 2005
- Harvard Business Review Press
- Boston, MA, United States
- New ed
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Let Right from the Start show you how to overcome the tensions and challenges inherent in any leadership transition. In Right from the Start, Ciampa and Watkins lay out an action-oriented framework to follow during the first six months in a new job. They supplement their tactical advice with absorbing profiles of CEOs, COOs, and EVPs who candidly discuss their experiences - the successes and the failures - with making the transition to a leadership position.
"This book can help the recently promoted cope with those frightening career moments that arise as soon as you get what you're after." -BookPage"
About Dan Ciampa
Dan Ciampa is an adviser to leaders moving into new positions and on creating a culture that sustains new technology and operational improvements. Michael D. Watkins is a cofounder of Genesis Advisers, a leadership development consultancy that specializes in the design of onboarding and transition acceleration solutions, workshops, and coaching for Fortune 500 companies.