Genesis News

When is Teamwork Really Necessary?

Posted by Genesis on June 4, 2019 at 8:38 AM

When leaders take new roles, they typically inherit someone else's team and need to assess, reshape, align, and accelerate it. Michael Watkins outlines the steps newly appointed leaders need to take to align effectively with their teams and to get them to deliver results on their watch in his Harvard Business Review article "Leading the Team You Inherit," which is also the subject of this excellent Whiteboard Session by the same title. 

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Topics: News, Harvard Business Review, Michael Watkins, Team Transitions, Power Onboarding Webinars, HBR Whiteboard Sessions, When is Teamwork Really Necessary?, Energize Teams

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

Posted by Genesis on May 1, 2019 at 10:19 AM

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 organizations where resources are not aligned with strategy — which include losses of valuable human capital. There are numerous potential causes, according to the authors:

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Topics: Harvard Business Review, Michael Watkins, Organizational Transformation, initiative overload, too many projects, Rose Hollister, HBR Whiteboard Sessions, HBR Ideacast