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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Looking for Opportunity in the Midst of Crisis

As the global pandemic forces countries into continued lockdown and entire industries into crisis management, IMD’s survey reveals the range and scale of organizational and personal challenges it has unleashed across the workforce.

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Don’t Waste a Good Crisis

When you are in the midst of a major crisis – and the current situation with the Coronavirus certainly qualifies – the natural tendency is to get consumed with assessing the situation, developing response plans and mobilizing your organization to…

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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 ‘interregnumwas 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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7 Questions to Ask About Your Organization's Readiness for the Corona Virus Crisis

The Corona Virus is presenting virtually all organizations with unforeseen challenges. Is your organization ready to meet them? Here are 7 questions to ask:

 
1) Are you ready to shift to "war-fighting mode"? Decentralized organizations -…
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Career Talk on Sirius XM 132 Wharton School of Business Radio Features Michael Watkins and The First 90 Days

On this episode of Career Talk, host Dr Dawn interviews two best-selling authors. During the first segment, James Clear shares how techniques like temptation bundling and building a system to get 1% better each day, from his book Atomic Habits.

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Do You Have What it Takes to Kill the Project You Love?

Innovation, according to the economist Joseph Schumpeter, is all about "creative destruction." He was referring to the process through which new innovations (the creative part) displace established ways of doing things (the destruction part) and…

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