How To Build A Strong Relationship With A New Boss

Have a new boss? Michael Watkins contributes practical suggestions on how you can assist their transition in his Harvard Business Review article, "How to Build a Strong Relationship With A New Boss." Some key suggestions include finding common…

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Designing Onboarding Journeys for New Hires at All Levels

In a recent  Power Onboarding Webinar, Michael Watkins and Genesis Leadership Consultants Rose Hollister and Elizabeth Collins shared how Genesis helped a Fortune 500 client design and implement an automated onboarding support system, combining…

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The First 90 Days Online: An Award-Winning Onboarding and Integration Platform

Many companies think they are doing a good job of onboarding new hires when they actually aren’t. Most large companies are effective at the basics of signing up new hires. That's important, of course. You want your new employees to complete the…

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Transform Your Executive Onboarding in Four Steps

Earlier this year, Genesis hosted a webinar with an audience of over 350 senior executives entitled, "From Onboarding to Integration: Accelerating the Transitions of Newly Hired Executives." During the session, Michael Watkins shared the research he…

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What To Do When You Are Returning To A Company You Used To Work For

In her August 2017 Harvard Business Review article "What to Do When You're Returning to a Company You Used to Work For," Rebecca Knight interviewed Michael Watkins about "boomerang employees," giving practical advice for how to reintroduce…

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Ten Key Elements of a Successful Transition

In this ten minute video interview Michael Watkins shares his formula for making successful leadership transitions with Suez (CREA), Europe's second biggest water utility.

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The 7 Biggest Traps to Avoid in The First 90 Days

My research shows that leaders who derail or under-perform in their new roles often fall into common traps in their first ninety days. Have you fallen into any of these traps? Have you seen others do so?
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Power Onboarding Webinars On Demand With Michael Watkins

Genesis produces a Power Onboarding Webinar series hosted by our cofounder Michael Watkins, best-selling author of The First 90 Days and Master Your Next Move, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at IMD Business School, and…

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A First 90 Days Master Class for Harvard Business Review Followers

Michael Watkins gave a live presentation to ca. 56K viewers on the Harvard Business Review Facebook Page as part of their Whiteboard Sessions Series. The 40-minute session was entitled, “How to Get Up to Speed in Your New Leadership Role" and…

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Interview With Emerson's Corporate Director of Learning

We are excited to share an interview with Emerson’s Corporate Director of Learning, Terrence Donahue and Michael Watkins, author of The First 90 Days and Co-Founder of Genesis, about Emerson’s Successful Leadership Transitions Workshop — a…

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Emerson Sets Leaders Up for Success With The First 90 Days

Genesis would like to share a client success story with you, the details of which were published in the June 2017 issue of Chief Learning Officer. We are proud to have partnered with Terrence Donahue, Emerson’s Corporate Director of Learning, in…

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Case Studies in Enterprise Onboarding Webinar On Demand

The First 90 Days was cited in this Forbes.com article about executive exit strategies entitled, “Leaving Well: Why the Last 90 Days Matter.” The author makes the point that while much emphasis is placed on advising leaders in their initial…

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10 Core Principles for Leading a Virtual Team

Below is a summary of an interview with Michael Watkins on Cheddar — a live and on-demand news network broadcast daily from the New York Stock Exchange.

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Onboarding Journeys for Leaders, Teams and Organizations

Virtually all large companies are effective at the basics of signing up new hires. However, many companies think they are doing a good job of integrating new hires when they actually aren’t. The challenges new hires face, the real reasons they…

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If a Leader Fails, It's Because He/She Lacks Emotional Intelligence

On a recent trip to Barcelona coinciding with the release of The First 90 Days in Spanish, Michael Watkins and Richard Wetzler, Co-founder and CEO of Genesis, respectively, met with leading business men and women in the region. The 2-day tour…

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The ROI of Onboarding

Genesis Co-Founder Michael Watkins was recently interviewed by Jeff Hyman on the Strong Suit Podcast. In the interview, Watkins points out the astonishing fact that most organizations still use an "onboarding by Darwinian evolution approach" when…

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Research Points to Five Key Transition Tasks

The following is an excerpt from "Onboarding Isn't Enough" (Harvard Business Review, June 2017), co-authored by Genesis Co-Founder, Michael Watkins. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the news item.

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Onboarding Isn't Enough: You Need to Integrate Your Executives

In "Onboarding Isn't Enough" (Harvard Business Review, June 2017), Michael Watkins writes, "Many businesses think they are doing a good job of executive onboarding when they actually aren’t. Nearly all large companies are competent at the…

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How Effective is Your Company at Onboarding?

It is a well-supported fact that supporting new-hire onboarding dramatically increases time-to-performance and reduces failure rates by 50%. Based on Michael Watkins' in-depth research into the vast array of HR onboarding programs employed by global…

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Too Many Projects: How to Stop Initiative Overload in Your Organization

In their Harvard Business Review article, "Too Many Projects," Genesis Co-Founder Michael Watkins and Genesis Leadership Consultant Rose Hollister outline the consequences of initiative overload — an increasingly common phenomenon in…

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