Maybe you’ve you read The First 90 Days, but the real question is, how do you “do” The First 90 Days? The First 90 Days is basically a survivor’s guide for leaders in how to hit the ground running when they start a new job. Rather than “sink or swim”, it’s a systematic way to survive and thrive in your new role.
I did a serious overhaul of my Career Books collection. I think you will like what you find. It’s a pretty robust collection of the best career books on finding jobs, charting your career, improving workplace effectiveness, finding your work-life balance, and more.
One of the most important books I’ve ever read on how to be an effective leader and a successful corporate warrior is The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels, by Michael Watkins. One of my mentors had suggested it as THE book to add to my leadership shelf.
What are the attributes of successful companies that can compete in a dynamic and global market?
I found a great nugget in the book, The Complete MBA for Dummies, by Dr. Kathleen Allen and Peter Economy. They share what they think successful companies need to do to be successful in the new world of business.
Work life balance is hot. In fact, I almost called this post Work-Life Balance Revisited, or Work-Life Balance 2.0, or The New Work-Life Balance. As I’ve been training more people and teams in Agile Results, one thing I’ve learned is that work-life balance is a bigger deal than I originally thought.
The book is Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders, by Joel Manby. It’s all about leading with love. It was submitted to me for review, but I agreed to write about it only if I found it useful for readers of Sources of Insight. It is. It’s a great book with a proven model for creating and sustaining a successful life and a successful organization.