New Books from HBR Press for May

Harvard Business Review

Check out these new and forthcoming books from HBR Press:

What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential
By Robert Steven Kaplan

How do you create your own definition of success — and reach your unique potential? Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to "success" as defined by those around us — and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied. Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success? Are you doing what you're really meant to do? If you're ready to face this question, this book can help you change your life.

The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
By Michael D. Watkins

Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success. In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitions — no matter where you are in your career.

Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas
By John Butman

How do you gain influence for an idea? In Breaking Out idea developer and adviser John Butman shows how the methods of today's most popular "idea entrepreneurs"--including dog psychologist Cesar Millan, French lifestyle guru Mireille Guiliano (French Women Don't Get Fat), TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie, and many others--can help you take an idea public and build influence for it.

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