Michael D. Watkins is a renowned author, educator, and an influential business expert. Known for his bestseller, The First 90 Days, which has redefined the landscape of career development and leadership transition strategies, Watkins has become an unmatched authority in his field. Prior to his writing career, he earned his doctorate from Harvard Business School, subsequently becoming a professor of leadership and organizational change at IMD, Switzerland.
Watkins is praised for his bold, pragmatic, and insightful analysis on business leadership. He has co-written ten books and his works have been translated into 27 languages, amassing a global readership and a prominent reputation in the international business community. Watkins is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and his works have been featured in globally renowned publications, such as Fortune and The Wall Street Journal.
In addition to his illustrious writing career, Watkins is the co-founder of Genesis Advisers, a global leadership development consultancy that helps industry leaders smoothly navigate their career transitions and create strategies for sustained success. Whether through his written work or consultative engagement, Michael D. Watkins firmly cements his legacy as a master facilitator of professional growth and business leadership development.