Michael Watkins
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Michael Watkins

Michael D. Watkins is the world's leading expert on accelerating leadership transitions. He is the author of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, which The Economist recognized as "The On-boarding bible."

Michael is a Co-founder of Genesis Advisers, a leadership development consultancy located in Massachusetts. Genesis Advisers (www.genesisadvisers.com) is the leading provider of on-boarding and transition acceleration services. Based on our the First 90 Days® research and our experience with Fortune 100 clients since 1999, our full array of consulting servicies, coaching processes, programs, virtual workshops, and self-guided materials help leaders at at every level of the leadership pipeline take charge more quickly and effectively.

Michael works closely with a gifted team at Genesis to assess client needs, and design and deliver the right transition solutions. He helps Genesis clients implement what we call Enterprise Transition Architectures™ - a common core framework and toolkit for accelerating transitions, cost-effectively delivered through First 90 Days coaching, programs, virtual workshops and self-guided materials to all levels.

In addition to his role at Genesis Advisers Michael gives speeches on leadership, organizational transformation, and transition acceleration to executive audiences, as well as designs and delivers senior executive team meetings, and coaches newly appointed senior executives and their teams during transitions.

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Best Sellers

    • The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded

    • Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter
    • By: Michael Watkins
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,639
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,366
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,358

    Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very practical book

    • By Leo on 02-16-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Your Next Move

    • The Leader's Guide to Successfully Navigating Major Career Transitions
    • By: Michael Watkins
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Transitions into new roles are the crucibles in which leaders get their toughest tests, and they're the defining factor in professional careers today....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Executive Road Map

    • By peter on 03-15-11
    • The Leader's Guide to Successfully Navigating Major Career Transitions
    • By: Michael Watkins
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 10-15-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

    Regular price: $26.41

    • What Makes a Leader?

    • By: Daniel Goleman, Jack Welch, Suzy Welch
    • Narrated by: Daniel Goleman, Jack Welch, Suzy Welch
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    No one knows leadership like Jack Welch....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More like a conversation than a book

    • By nasyoung on 06-21-19

    Regular price: $9.27

    • Shaping the Game

    • The New Leader's Guide to Effective Negotiating
    • By: Michael Watkins
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Watkins zeroes in on the most critical skill leaders must master to secure new roles and accelerate their transitions: negotiation....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Blah, blah, blah

    • By Tim on 07-18-12

    Regular price: $20.99

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