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Initiative Overload

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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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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Harvard Business Review Round Up

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

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...
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