One of my go-to books on leadership is The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, by Michael D. Watkins.  I regularly give it to folks who are transitioning into a new role. If I had his address and thought he’d read it, I’d send a copy to Andy […]

brand-as-business bit:  In this month’s Harvard Business Review, author and management advisor Michael Watkins addresses the challenges a function head faces when he or she first becomes an enterprise leader.  Watkins outlines seven “seismic shifts” that executives must navigate including shifting from specialist to generalist and from tactician to strategist. In my own leadership experiences as […]