How to Fast Track New Leader Success and Know When It's Time to Help

In his recent article for the US Chamber of Commerce, Genesis Cofounder Michael Watkins talks about the importance of effectively integrating a new hire into a leadership team to avoid destabilising that team at potentially significant cost to…

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How To Build A Strong Relationship With A New Boss

Have a new boss? Michael Watkins contributes practical suggestions on how you can assist their transition in his Harvard Business Review article, "How to Build a Strong Relationship With A New Boss." Some key suggestions include finding common…

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Interview With Emerson's Corporate Director of Learning

We are excited to share an interview with Emerson’s Corporate Director of Learning, Terrence Donahue and Michael Watkins, author of The First 90 Days and Co-Founder of Genesis, about Emerson’s Successful Leadership Transitions Workshop — a…

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The ROI of Onboarding

Genesis Co-Founder Michael Watkins was recently interviewed by Jeff Hyman on the Strong Suit Podcast. In the interview, Watkins points out the astonishing fact that most organizations still use an "onboarding by Darwinian evolution approach" when…

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How Effective is Your Company at Onboarding?

It is a well-supported fact that supporting new-hire onboarding dramatically increases time-to-performance and reduces failure rates by 50%. Based on Michael Watkins' in-depth research into the vast array of HR onboarding programs employed by global…

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Why You Shouldn’t be Too Nice to Your New Hires

While speaking recently at an HR forum in Denmark, I learned a Danish word that perfectly captures a common trap that companies fall into when they onboard new hires: bjørnetjenste. The term can be translated literally to “bear favor” and means “an…

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