Genesis News

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

Posted by Genesis on July 18, 2019 at 10:57 AM

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 the business. He outlines seven ways you can support new leadership team members to minimise and mitigate any disruptive impact they might have on existing team members in so doing, excerpted below:

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Topics: News, First 90 Days, Integration, Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Talent Acquisition, Team Transitions, The First 90 Days, Master Your Next Move, Career Advice, Leadership Transitions

Michael Watkins on the Strong Suit Podcast

Posted by Genesis on July 18, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Jeff Hyman recently interviewed Michael Watkins on the Strong Suit Podcast about his recently updated book, Master Your Next Move: The Essential Companion to The First 90 Days.

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Topics: Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Transition, The First 90 Days, Master Your Next Move, Career Advice, Promotions, Leadership Transitions, Interview, Podcast

How to Onboard New Hires at Every Level

Posted by Genesis on July 18, 2019 at 7:56 AM

In "How to Onboard New Hires At Every Level" (Harvard Business Review, June 2019) Michael Watkins and co-author Rose Hollister write, "Most large companies do a good job with the basics of signing up and orienting new employees, but far fewer have processes that address the biggest challenges these hires face in fully integrating into their teams and coming up to speed in their roles. For example, in surveys of HR executives, just 29% indicated they provided support for cultural familiarization, even though struggles with culture are a big reason newly arrived leaders fail. This lack of onboarding follow-through has major consequences for time to performance, derailment rates, and talent retention.

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Topics: Case Studies, Harvard Business Review, Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Career Transitions, Onboarding Systems, The First 90 Days, Executive Onboarding Effectiveness Assessment, Onboarding Journeys, Onboarding Solutions, Rose Hollister

5 Questions to Ask When Starting a New Job

Posted by Genesis on June 1, 2019 at 5:24 AM

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 early on and it will propel you through your tenure. Make some early missteps and you could face an uphill battle for the rest of your time in the job.

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Topics: Harvard Business Review, Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Career Transitions, The First 90 Days

Ten Key Elements of a Successful Transition

Posted by Genesis on May 30, 2019 at 12:09 PM

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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Topics: Executive Hire, First 90 Days, Leadership Development, Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Transition, CREA, IBEX 35, CEOs, Career Advice

The 7 Biggest Traps to Avoid in The First 90 Days

Posted by Michael Watkins on May 30, 2019 at 10:51 AM
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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Topics: News, Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Transition, Career Transitions, The First 90 Days

A First 90 Days Master Class for Harvard Business Review Followers

Posted by Genesis on May 30, 2019 at 10:06 AM

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 focused on the following three key areas in the context of a new hire joining an organization from the outside:

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Topics: Executive Hire, First 90 Days, Harvard Business Review, Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Career Transitions, Accelerate Leaders

Interview With Emerson's Corporate Director of Learning

Posted by Genesis on May 30, 2019 at 9:09 AM

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 customized onboarding system based on The First 90 Days® Transition Roadmap™ Framework. 

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Topics: Emerson, Executive Hire, First 90 Days, HR, Integration, Leadership Development, Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Transition, Career Transitions, Accelerate Leaders, Onboarding Journeys, Leadership Transitions

Emerson Sets Leaders Up for Success With The First 90 Days

Posted by Genesis on May 30, 2019 at 8:56 AM

Genesis would like to share a client success story with you, the details of which were published in the June 2017 issue of Chief Learning Officer. We are proud to have partnered with Terrence Donahue, Emerson’s Corporate Director of Learning, in creating a customized “onboarding operating system” based on the The First 90 Days® Transition Roadmap™ Framework to support leaders in transition. Please enjoy the client story excerpt below and follow the link at the bottom of the page for the full article.

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Topics: Emerson, Executive Hire, First 90 Days, Leadership Development, New Hire, Onboarding, Onboarding Systems, Client Stories

Research Points to Five Key Transition Tasks

Posted by Genesis on May 30, 2019 at 6:45 AM

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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Topics: First 90 Days, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School, HR, Leadership Development, Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Talent Acquisition, Transition, Executive Onboarding Effectiveness Assessment, Onboarding Isn't Enough