Michael Watkins, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael D. Watkins is the Co-founder and Chairman of Genesis Advisers

Drawing on the perfect combination of research and hands-on experience, Dr. Michael Watkins has spent the last two decades working with leaders – both corporate and public — as they transition to new roles, negotiate the future of their organizations, and craft their legacy as leaders.

He is the author of Your Next Move: The Leader’s Guide to Navigating Major Career Transitions and the international bestseller, The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at all Levels, which The Economist called “the on-boarding bible.” With more than 400,000 copies sold in English and translations in 27 languages, The First 90 Days has become the standard reference for leaders in transition. Recently The First 90 Days was named one of the best 100 business books of all time.

Transitions Titles

The First 90 Days – 10th Anniversary Edition

The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter (HBRP 2013).

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The First 90 Days in Government

The First 90 Days in Government: Critical Success Strategies for New Public Managers at All Levels (HBSP 2006).

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Your Next Move

The Leader’s Guide to Navigating Major Career Transitions (HBSP 2009).

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Shaping the Game

Shaping the Game: The New Leader’s Guide to Effective Negotiation (HBSP 2006).

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Right from the Start

Right from the Start: Taking Charge in a New Leadership Role (HBSP 1999).

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Other Books

Predictable Surprises

Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming and How to Prevent Them (HBSP 2004).

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Breakthrough Business Negotiations

Breakthrough Business Negotiations: A Toolkit for Managers (Wiley 2002).

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Winning The Influence Game

Winning The Influence Game: What Every Business Leader Should Know About Government (Wiley 2001).

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Breakthrough International Negotiations

Breakthrough International Negotiations: How Great Negotiators Transform the World’s Toughest Post-Cold War Conflicts (Wiley 2000).

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