Transitioning is a Core Leadership Skill

At HBR Live: Master Your Next Move, held in London, UK in October 2019, Michael Watkins spoke to an audience of senior executives and talent management professionals about the eight common transition challenges that most leaders encounter in…

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Your Leadership Team COVID19 Health Check

Genesis Co-Founder Michael Watkins and Genesis Leadership Consultant Pat Costello created a simple way for leadership teams to assess and discuss how you and your organization are managing through the COVID-19 crisis.

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How To Ace Your Job in The First 90 Days

In this Forbes article, Michael Watkins offers his advice for successfully navigating the first crucial days in a new role and underscores the importance of making a good first impression. The article is based on an interview he originally gave…

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How Transition Coaches Accelerate Executive Onboarding

Many companies think they are doing a good job of onboarding newly-hired executives when they actually aren’t...

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How to Empower Teams in Difficult Times with Coach-like Conversations

In his recent podcast with How to be Awesome at Your Job's Pete Mockaitis, Michael Watkins shares the new conversations leaders need to have in order to empower and support their teams during difficult times.

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Coaching Your People Through a Crisis

It’s all-too-easy to shift into “action mode” during a crisis and forget that your people are experiencing great uncertainty about their futures. So, even as you experience the powerful impulse to act, temper that with a focus on coaching your…

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Same Storm, Different Boats: Use a “COVID-19 Stress Index” to Assess Your People’s Energy Reserves

How should the COVID-19 Crisis change the way leaders engage with their teams? This question came into focus for me while I sat in on a “check-in” call with a senior health-care company executive and her reports about COVID-19 impacts on their…

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Onboarding New Leaders Remotely

In his co-authored article "Onboarding a New Leader Remotely,"published on HBR.org (May 2020), Michael Watkins invites us to imagine a scenario in which a new executive hire is faced with joining an organization remotely and in which she will be…

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