Appendix . References: Further Reading
Part I: The Truth About Starting a New Job
A good text to look at on this topic from a leadership perspective is Gabarro, John J., The Dynamics of Taking Charge, Harvard Business School Press, 1987. This examines real-life cases of general managers taking up new positions and the factors that made them succeed or fail.
On the subject of hitting the ground running, Watkins, Michael, The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels, Harvard Business School Press, 2003 is better than any of the others on the market. Watkins, Michael and Ciampa, Dan, Right from the Start: Taking Charge in a New Leadership Role, Harvard Business School Press, 1999 also offers useful advice on joining ...