10 Attributes of Culture That Make It So Difficult to Change

While there is universal agreement that organizational culture plays a crucial role in shaping organizations, there is little consensus on what it actually is, never mind how it influences performance and, crucially, how leaders can change it.

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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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When is Teamwork Really Necessary?

When leaders take new roles, they typically inherit someone else's team and need to assess, reshape, align, and accelerate it. Michael Watkins outlines the steps newly appointed leaders need to take to align effectively with their teams and to…

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An Interview with Harvard Business Review Press Executive Editor

In our recent Power Onboarding Webinar, Michael Watkins and Harvard Business Review Press Executive Editor Jeff Kehoe shared their insights and discussed eight career challenges outlined in the newly updated edition of Master Your Next Move: The…

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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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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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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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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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