Michael Watkins Flash Video

Dr. Michael D. Watkins is the Chairman of Genesis Advisers. Drawing on the perfect combination of research and hand-on experience, he 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.

Dr. Watkins 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.

Dr. Watkins also has applied his First-90-Days framework to guiding transitions within government agencies and to the critical negotiation challenges facing new leaders with his books, "The First 90 Days in Government: Critical Success Strategies for New Public Managers at All Levels" and "Shaping the Game: The New Leader’s Guide to Effective Negotiating."

Dr. Watkins previously was a professor at The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Harvard Business School, INSEAD (pronounced “IN-SEE-AHD”) in France, and IMD in Switzerland. He has designed award-winning programs in accelerating transitions, development of enterprise leaders (GMs, MDs), negotiation, and corporate diplomacy.

A prolific writer, Dr. Watkins is the author or co-author of numerous articles and books on leadership. His most recent publications are Picking the Right Transition Strategy (January 2009 issue of the Harvard Business Review), The Three Pillars of Executive On-boarding (October 2008 issue of Talent Management Magazine) and Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming and How to Avoid Them.

  • Your Next Move: Navigating High-Stakes Changes
  • Hero or Steward: Matching Leadership Style to Organizational Change
  • The First 90 Days Leader Acceleration Workshop
  • Accelerating Transitions
  • Your Next 90 Days: Thriving in a world of continuous transitions
  • Additional programs available within various categories such as: Transition Awareness, Acceleration Coaching, Train-the-Trainer

Leadership, Change, Business, Management, Success, Executive Development, Corporate Culture, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Relationships
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