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:
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.
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."
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
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."
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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