HBR Ideacast 654: Stop Initiative Overload

Rose Hollister and Michael Watkins, consultants at Genesis Advisers, argue that many companies today are taking on too many initiatives. Each manager might have their own pet projects they want to focus on, but that trickles down to lower level...
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Success Strategies for New Leaders

In episode #11 of the Super Managers Podcast, Michael Watkins discusses some of the strategies that new leaders can adopt to be successful in their roles and climb up the learning curve.
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The Cheeky Scientist Podcast with Michael Watkins: Mastering the Onboarding Process

Below is a summary of an interview with Michael Watkins on the Cheeky Scientist podcast. You can listen to the podcast here (skip to 00:57:16).
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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 their...
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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 with...
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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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The Essential Role of Effective Communication During CEO Transitions

Even in the best of circumstances, CEO transitions are challenging times. The transfer of power in large organizations long has been recognized as a time of potential uncertainty and even instability. In fact, the term ‘interregnum’ was coined by...
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Genesis Visits UNDP on Tour of Denmark Hosted by HBR Press

As part of a series of events organized by Tatarklubben, the Harvard Business Review Press affiliate in Denmark, Genesis co-founder Michael Watkins was invited to give a presentation about leadership transitions, based on his globally recognized...
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How Insider CEO's Succeed

In their Harvard Business Review article "How Insider CEOs
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