thinkers50 ranked thinkerMichael D. Watkins
Leadership transition expert, creating specific strategies to help professionals deal with both personal adaptive changes and organizational change challenges.
01. ranked thinker
Ranked #29 in 2019.
02. FAST FACT
The First 90 Days sold more than 1,000,000 copies in English and has been translated into 24 languages.
03. FAST FACT
Based in Zurich, Switzerland, and Boston, MA USA.
A leading expert on accelerating career transitions, Watkins created a set of principles to help leaders transition faster and more efficiently into new roles. He identifies eight key transitions in corporate life, and shows how leaders and their organizations can survive and thrive through change.
Watkins is professor of leadership and organizational change at IMD, and co-founder and chair of Genesis Advisers. He is a former professor at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Harvard Business School, and INSEAD.
Master Your Next Move (HBR Press, 2019); The First 90 Days (HBR Press, 2013); Your Next Move (HBR Press, 2009); Shaping the Game (HBR Press, 2006); Predicatable Surprises (HBR Press, 2004).
Michael D Watkins
“The on-boarding bible.”
The Economist on The First 90 Days