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Michael Watkins’ Latest Research Underlines Need to Integrate New Talent as First Identified in His Perennial Best-seller, The First 90 Days

By |April 19th, 2017|

“In our research and decades of experience working with executives, we have identified major tasks that leaders must undertake in their first few critical months. These are the areas in which they need the greatest integration support:

1) Diagnosing the business situation. Even with the best possible exchange of information during the recruiting process, any […]

How Effective is Your Company at Onboarding?

By |April 19th, 2017|

Supporting new-hire onboarding dramatically increases time-to-performance and reduces failure rates by up to 40%! Based on @MichaelDWatkins’ in-depth research into the vast array of HR Onboarding Programs offered by global organizations published in his article, “Onboarding Is Not Enough,” (Harvard Business Review May/June 2017), Genesis Advisers is launching a new Organizational Onboarding Effectiveness Assessment.

According to @MichaelDWatkins, […]

The First 90 Days Online Wins Gold!

By |October 20th, 2016|

The First 90 Days Online, our eLearning system designed by ePath Learning, won the Gold Award in Training Magazine’s 2016 Learning Design Challenge in the Micro-Learning Category. Dr. Michael Watkins, Chairman of Genesis Advisers, commented, “I am so proud of the work we have done with ePath Learning to bring The First 90 Days material […]

How To Build A Strong Relationship With A New Boss

By |October 14th, 2016|

Have a new boss? Dr. Michael Watkins, Chairman of Genesis Advisers, contributes practical suggestions on how you can assist their transition in a new HBR article, How to Build a Strong Relationship With A New Boss, written by Carolyn O’Hara. Some key suggestions include finding common ground, being empathetic, and, as with any transition, helping them […]

3 Ways to Power Your Onboarding

By |September 5th, 2016|

Virtually all large companies are effective at the basics of signing up new hires. However, many companies think they are doing a good job of integrating new hires when they actually aren’t. The challenges new hires face, the real reasons they derail or underperform, have to do with how well they are integrated into their […]

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 […]