Harvard Business Review Round Up

Posted by Genesis

Leadership transitions expert and Genesis Co-Founder Michael Watkins is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and in the past twelve months alone has written numerous digital and feature magazine articles, presented a Whiteboard Session on HBR's Facebook Page to tens of thousands of viewers, and recorded an interview for HBR's Ideacast podcast series. In April 2019, he released the updated and expanded version of Master Your Next Move: The Essential Companion to The First 90 Days.

Here is a round up of some of the content he has contributed — articles, case studies, videos, books and tools — all of which can be found on HBR.org.  

 

 

How to Onboard New Hires at Every Level

What a company with 120,000 employees learned about doing it well.

 

 

7 Ways to Set Up a New Hire for Success


Emphasize learning, not just doing.

 

 

APRIL 16, 2019

HBR's 10 Must Reads for New Managers Collection 

 
 



 

NVIDIA: Winning the Deep-Learning Leadership Battle

The case charts the evolution of NVIDIA, the market leading producer of graphics processing units (GPU), from its beginnings to becoming a leader at the...
 
 
 
 
APRIL 09, 2019

5 Questions to Ask When Starting a New Job

Your first few months can determine whether you succeed in the role.

 

Master Your Next Move, with a New Introduction: The Essential Companion to "The First 90 Days"

Your next professional move can make or break your career. Are you ready? In business, especially today, you are only as successful as your next career...

 

 

 

 

 

Too Many Projects

If "the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do," as Michael Porter famously wrote, then the essence of execution is truly not doing it...
 
 

When Is Teamwork Really Necessary?

 
 
 
 

Whiteboard Session: How to Get Up to Speed in Your New Leadership Role

Avoid these common traps when you join a new organization.
 
 

How Managers Become Leaders

Making the leap from unit-level manager to company-level executive requires some key changes to your leadership style. Learn what they are in this video...
 
 

Onboarding Isn't Enough

"Onboarding" is an apt term for the way many companies support new leaders' transitions, because not much more is involved than bringing the executive...
 
 

Leading the Team You Inherit (HBR Slide Deck)

There’s a problem with most of the advice about leading teams: it assumes that you’re starting from scratch. But most managers don’t have that luxury. Instead, they’re put in charge of an existing group, and they need guidance on the best way to take over and improve performance. In this slide deck, based on the article, Michael Watkins (author of The First 90 Days) suggests a three-step approach: assess the people you’ve inherited, gathering data and matching skills to business needs; reshape the team, moving people to new positions, shifting their responsibilities, or replacing them, while making sure that everyone is driving toward the same goals; and accelerate team development by setting the team up for some early wins. This 44-slide deck is fully customizable and includes presenter’s notes.
 
 

Leading the Team You Inherit

Most leaders don't have the luxury of building their teams from scratch. Instead they're put in charge of an existing group, and they need guidance on...
 

Internal Hires Need Just as Much Support as External Ones

Here's how to "inboard" them.
 
 
 

Harvard Business Review Leadership Library: The Executive Collection (12 Ebooks)

The Harvard Business Review Leadership Library offers the most important leadership ideas from authors such as Michael D. Watkins, Clayton M. Christensen,...
 
 

Leadership Transitions and Team Building: Leadership Collection (2 Ebooks) 

The Leadership Transitions and Team Building Collection includes two important books: "The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded," by Michael D. Watkins,...
 
 


The First 90 Days with Harvard Business Review article, "How Managers Become Leaders" (2 items)

 

 

 
 

How Managers Become Leaders (HBR Slide Deck)

Few managerial transitions are more difficult than making the move from leading a function to leading an enterprise for the first time. It truly is different at the top. But how, exactly? According to career transition expert Michael Watkins, executives must navigate a tricky set of changes in their leadership focus and skills. This PowerPoint presentation, based on the HBR article, walks through these seven seismic shifts. What got managers to the top may no longer be enough, but there are steps that they and their organizations can take to prepare them to succeed. This 21-slide deck is fully customizable and includes presenter’s notes.

 

Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

How to build the foundation for superior performance.