Enterprise-Wide Transition Solutions for Leaders, Teams and Organizations

By |May 1st, 2018|

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 […]

Creating a Transition Capable Workforce – Find Out How at Our Next Power Onboarding Webinar: “Case Studies in Enterprise-Wide Transition Support Solutions”

By |February 23rd, 2018|

The First 90 Days was recently cited in Forbes.com in an article about executive exit strategies entitled, “Leaving Well: Why the Last 90 Days Matter.” The author makes the point that while much emphasis is placed on advising leaders in their initial months in role, little advice is offered on how to leave […]

The Cost of Onboarding: Featuring an Interview With Michael Watkins on The Strong Suit Podcast

By |January 25th, 2018|

Genesis Advisers spokesman and Co-Founder, Michael Watkins, was recently interviewed by Jeff Hyman on the Strong Suit Podcast. In the interview, Watkins points out the astonishing fact that most organizations still use an “onboarding by Darwinian evolution” approach when bringing in executive talent. This fact is supported by research Genesis Advisers jointly conducted […]

Genesis Advisers in the News: A Collection of Press Clippings and Articles from 2017

By |January 18th, 2018|

Genesis Advisers Co-Founder and spokesman, Michael Watkins, is a prolific writer and regular contributor to leading international media. He gives podcast interviews, authors thought leadership articles, and is routinely quoted on the subjects of leadership onboarding, career moves, team transitions, organizational change management, and negotiation. We thought we would select our Top 20 […]

Michael Watkins Discusses Transition Challenges with Suez and El Mundo

By |December 18th, 2017|

On his recent trip to Barcelona with Genesis Advisers CEO Richard Wetzler, Michael Watkins was interviewed by Suez (CREA), Europe’s second biggest water utility. Please enjoy a video recording of the interview below.

During the same trip, Michael Watkins gave an interview for El Mundo, one of Spain’s largest and best regarded newspapers. Please enjoy a […]

@GenesisAdvisers Hosts #FIRST90holiDAYS Contest on Twitter in Honour of “The Onboarding Bible”

By |November 30th, 2017|

As hundreds of thousands of readers already know, The First 90 Days is a road map for taking charge quickly and effectively during critical career transition periods—whether you are a first-time manager, a mid-career professional on your way up, or a newly minted CEO. Indeed, the practical methodology depicted in the perennial best-selling business […]

Our Five Step Plan To Transform Your Executive Onboarding

By |November 27th, 2017|

Earlier this year, Genesis Advisers hosted a Power Onboarding Webinar to an audience of over 350 senior executives from Fortune 500 companies entitled, “From Onboarding to Integration: Accelerating the Transitions of Newly Hired Executives.” During the session, Michael Watkins presented the findings of research he conducted with Egon Zehnder into executive onboarding published in “Onboarding Isn’t […]

If a Leader Fails, It’s Because He Lacks Emotional Intelligence

By |November 23rd, 2017|

On a recent trip to Barcelona coinciding with the release of The First 90 Days in Spanish, Michael Watkins and Richard Wetzler, Co-founder and CEO of Genesis Advisers, respectively, met with leading business men and women in the region. The 2-day tour included a Master Class given by Watkins to 100 business leaders, a […]

10 Core Principles for Leading a Virtual Team

By |August 16th, 2017|

Filling the Driver’s Seat at Uber
August 15, 2017

What type of leader should Uber look to hire as its new CEO? Michael Watkins, Founder of Genesis Advisors and professor of leadership at Switzerland’s IMD business school, weighs in on why the chatter about needing a female CEO is a good, but could backfire should Uber ultimately […]


By |August 16th, 2017|



Rebecca Knight recently interviewed Michael Watkins and Karen Dillon about what to do when you are returning to a company you used to work for. In her Harvard Business Review article, she proffers that “The idea of boomerang employees — workers who voluntarily leave a job at an organization and then rejoin that same organization at […]