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    Michael Watkins Master Class

    Co-Founder of Genesis Advisers - The Official Provider of The First 90 Days

    Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at IMD Business School where he leads programs for senior executives of global organizations

    Best-selling author of The First 90 Days and Thinkers 50 management influencer

    Leader of world class programs on the faculties of Harvard University, Harvard Business School, and INSEAD

    Ideas with Impact

    "Top 100 Leadership & Success Books to Read in a Lifetime" - Amazon 
    "The world’s most trusted guide for leaders in transition." - Forbes
    "The Onboarding Bible" - The Economist

    Transitions are a critical time for leaders. Missteps made during the crucial early months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail success.

    Michael Watkins believes that navigating successful transitions is a skill that can be learned. He has been teaching his approach to leaders of Fortune-ranked organizations for over two decades


    Global Events

    A globally recognized thought leader, Michael Watkins is a featured keynote presenter at leading events like the New England HR Association (NEHRA) Annual Conference, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Annual Conference, and the Annual Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna, Austria. 


    Master Classes

    Turn your team offsite into a memorable and engaging learning experience with expert facilitation that has been developed and honed over 25 years through leading world class programs at Harvard Business School, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, INSEAD and the IMD Business School. 




    Packages range from off-the-shelf with light modification, to fully customized content and format, supporting resources, books signing, and more. Industry events are considered on a case by case basis and dependent on availability. 

    Master Class

    Co-Branded Content
    Virtual Delivery
    Books and eBooks
    Supporting Resources
    Event Recording


    Customized Presentation
    In-Person Delivery
    Panel Moderation
    Book Signing
    Promotional Support

    Articles, Podcasts, and Webinars

    MIT Sloan Management Review

    The Future Workplace Depends on Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Balance

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    Harvard Business Review

    7 Ways to Set Up a New Hire for Success

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    MIT Sloan Management Review

    The Future of Team Leadership Is Multimodal

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    Harvard Business Review

    5 Questions to Ask When Starting a New Job

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    Harvard Business Review

    The Surprising Power of Peer Coaching

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    Harvard Business Review

    How to Reshape Your Leadership Brand as You Start a New Role

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    Harvard Business Review

    How to Quit When You Lead a Team

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    Harvard Business Review

    When Is Teamwork Really Necessary?

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    Harvard Business Review

    Onboarding a New Leader — Remotely

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    Harvard Business Review

    How Insider CEOs Succeed

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    MIT Sloan Management Review

    Why Every Executive Should Be Focusing on Culture Change Now

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    Harvard Business Review

    Leading the Team You Inherit

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    Harvard Business Review

    Onboarding Isn’t Enough

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    Harvard Business Review

    Too Many Projects

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    Harvard Business Review

    How to Onboard New Hires at Every Level

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    Harvard Business Review

    How to Onboard Your New Boss

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    Harvard Business Review

    How New CEOs Can Balance Strategy and Execution

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    Future of Leadership Webinar
    Thinkers 50: Back to Better

    The Future of Leadership and Team Development with Michael Watkins

    Watch Webinar

    Future of work podcast
    The Future of Work Podcast

    The First 90 Days As A Leader

    Watch Video Podcast

    Podcast - FND
    The Squiggly Careers Podcast

    How to Approach Your First 90 Days


    Play to potential podcast
    Play to Potential Podcast

    Accelerating Your Transition


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    Master Classes 

    • The First 90 Days
    • Master Your Next Move
    • Leading the Team You Inherit
    • Future of Leadership
    • Transition to Business Leadership
    • Building Leadership Resilience
    • The AI Amplified Organization