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Most Companies Don’t Have Great Onboarding Processes

By |July 26th, 2016|

Use The First 90 Days to Accelerate Everyone
Many companies think they are doing a good job of onboarding new hires when they actually aren’t.

Most large companies are effective at the basics of signing up new hires. That’s important, of course. You want your new employees to complete the basic documentation, and get set up with […]

Genesis Advisers CEO elected as President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Boston Chapter

By |July 7th, 2016|

Newton, MA (July 6, 2016) — CEO and entrepreneur Shawna Slack has been elected as the President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Boston Chapter (“EO Boston”) for the 2016-2017 year, effective July 1. In her role, she will lead the board of directors, create the strategic agenda for the chapter, and support the mission of the […]

Genesis Advisers Announces the Appointment of Richard Wetzler to President and Chief Operating Officer

By |June 22nd, 2016|

Leadership development industry veteran joins the senior team to drive growth
June 22, 2016

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genesis Advisers, an independent leadership development consultancy with an expertise in accelerating the performance of new leaders and leadership teams, has announced the appointment of Richard Wetzler to President and Chief Operating Officer.

In this newly created role, Wetzler will be responsible for […]

The Eight Biggest Traps to Avoid When You Take Over a Team

By |June 2nd, 2016|

By Dr. Michael Watkins

Click here to learn more about the Genesis Advisers Team Acceleration Workshop.

Leaders taking new roles often inherit teams that they must assess, reshape, align, and accelerate. Too many stumble when it comes to building their teams. The result may be a significant delay in achieving key objectives, or it may be outright […]

The Surprising Frequency of Team Transitions

By |June 2nd, 2016|

By Dr. Michael Watkins

Click here to learn more about the Genesis Advisers Team Acceleration Workshop.

At any point in time, most leaders in large organizations are part of at least one team experiencing a transition in leadership or membership. That’s a surprising finding, but it’s true, and it has important implications for leading teams.

These days, executives […]

Introducing The First 90 Days® Online: Leader Edition

By |February 16th, 2016|

By Dr. Michael Watkins

Genesis Advisers is delighted to announce the launch of The First 90 Days Online: Leader Edition, a scalable, LMS-based system that combines eLearning and performance support tools to guide leaders in the creation of First 90 Days transition plans. The First 90 Days Online: Leader Edition is designed to be integrated into existing onboarding and leadership […]

Introducing Our New First 90 Days® Workshops & Blended Solutions

By |February 9th, 2016|

By Dr. Michael Watkins

We are excited to announce the launch of our new, redesigned First 90 Days Workshops and Blended Solutions.

These ½, 1, and 2-day workshops are based on the First 90 Days Transition Roadmap®, a proven framework for accelerating transitions. Participants learn to diagnose their challenges, gain alignment with their new bosses, establish direction, […]

The 7 Biggest Traps in the First 90 Days & How to Avoid Them

By |January 28th, 2016|

By Dr. Michael Watkins

My research shows leaders who derail or under-perform in their new roles often fall into common traps in their First 90 Days. Have you fallen into any of these traps? Have you seen others do so?

Trap #1: Not adapting to the new culture

Leaders who move between companies (or even units of the […]

Why You Shouldn’t be Too Nice to Your New Hires

By |January 4th, 2016|

By Dr. Michael Watkins

While speaking recently at an HR forum in Denmark, I learned a Danish word that perfectly captures a common trap that companies fall into when they onboard new hires: bjørnetjenste. The term can be translated literally to “bear favor” and means “an attempt at aid that does more harm than good.”

The origin […]