Onboarding Journeys for Leaders, Teams and Organizations

Virtually all large companies are effective at the basics of signing up new hires. However, many companies think they are doing a good job of integrating new hires when they actually aren’t. The challenges new hires face, the real reasons they…

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If a Leader Fails, It's Because He/She Lacks Emotional Intelligence

On a recent trip to Barcelona coinciding with the release of The First 90 Days in Spanish, Michael Watkins and Richard Wetzler, Co-founder and CEO of Genesis, respectively, met with leading business men and women in the region. The 2-day tour…

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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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Research Points to Five Key Transition Tasks

The following is an excerpt from "Onboarding Isn't Enough" (Harvard Business Review, June 2017), co-authored by Genesis Co-Founder, Michael Watkins. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the news item.

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Onboarding Isn't Enough: You Need to Integrate Your Executives

In "Onboarding Isn't Enough" (Harvard Business Review, June 2017), Michael Watkins writes, "Many businesses think they are doing a good job of executive onboarding when they actually aren’t. Nearly all large companies are competent at the…

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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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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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A Round-Up of Press Clippings

Genesis Co-Founder Michael Watkins, is the author of The First 90 Days and Master Your Next Move as well as numerous articles and books on leadership and negotiation. He is a regular contributor to leading international media and is routinely quoted…

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The First 90 Days 2-Day Open Enrollment Course

Are you in transition—having recently joined a new business in a leadership role or about to do so imminently? Or perhaps you are moving up internally. To secure your success, you need to get up to speed quickly and find ways to create positive…

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5 Conversations You Need to Have With Your Boss

Whether you’ve just been promoted or newly hired, it’s difficult to adjust and find clarity in new circumstances. Face the challenge and talk things out with your boss with these five conversations, guaranteed to bring you peace of mind and clear…

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