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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 […]