5 Questions to Ask When Starting a New Job

In "5 Questions to Ask When Starting a New Job" (Harvard Business Review, April 2019) Michael Watkins writes, "The actions you take during your first few months in a new job have a major impact on your success or failure. Build positive momentum…

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Designing Onboarding Journeys for New Hires at All Levels

In a recent  Power Onboarding Webinar, Michael Watkins and Genesis Leadership Consultants Rose Hollister and Elizabeth Collins shared how Genesis helped a Fortune 500 client design and implement an automated onboarding support system, combining…

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What To Do When You Are Returning To A Company You Used To Work For

In her August 2017 Harvard Business Review article "What to Do When You're Returning to a Company You Used to Work For," Rebecca Knight interviewed Michael Watkins about "boomerang employees," giving practical advice for how to reintroduce…

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Ten Key Elements of a Successful Transition

In this ten minute video interview Michael Watkins shares his formula for making successful leadership transitions with Suez (CREA), Europe's second biggest water utility.

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The 7 Biggest Traps to Avoid in The First 90 Days

My research shows that leaders who derail or under-perform in their new roles often fall into common traps in their first ninety days. Have you fallen into any of these traps? Have you seen others do so?
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Power Onboarding Webinars On Demand With Michael Watkins

Genesis produces a Power Onboarding Webinar series hosted by our cofounder Michael Watkins, best-selling author of The First 90 Days and Master Your Next Move, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at IMD Business School, and…

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A First 90 Days Master Class for Harvard Business Review Followers

Michael Watkins gave a live presentation to ca. 56K viewers on the Harvard Business Review Facebook Page as part of their Whiteboard Sessions Series. The 40-minute session was entitled, “How to Get Up to Speed in Your New Leadership Role" and…

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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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Case Studies in Enterprise Onboarding Webinar On Demand

The First 90 Days was cited in this Forbes.com article about executive exit strategies entitled, “Leaving Well: Why the Last 90 Days Matter.” The author makes the point that while much emphasis is placed on advising leaders in their initial…

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10 Core Principles for Leading a Virtual Team

Below is a summary of an interview with Michael Watkins on Cheddar — a live and on-demand news network broadcast daily from the New York Stock Exchange.

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