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 get them to deliver results on their watch in his Harvard Business Review article "Leading the Team You Inherit," which is also the subject of this excellent Whiteboard Session by the same title.
In his article "7 Ways to Set Up a New Hire for Success," published on HBR.org (May 2019), Michael Watkins writes, "No one has a bigger impact on new employees’ success than the managers who hired them." Crucially, the hiring manager bears the responsibility for onboarding and integrating their new employee and according to Watkins, "It’s the deeper work of integrating new hires where the real work of bosses begins."
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 Essential Companion to The First 90 Days.
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 the standard elements of provisioning and compliance with orientation resources and transition acceleration tools. The result: consistent impactful onboarding journeys for employees at all levels.
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 world-renowned authority on leadership transitions. Offered quarterly and attended by professionals in transition as well as HR and talent management leaders, the series covers topics related to onboarding and integrating leaders, teams and organizations.