John Kotter on Why “Management Is (Still) Not Leadership”

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142: That’s Not How We Do It Here! — How to Stay Agile and Innovative as a Mature Company | with John Kotter

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Increasingly, large organizations are finding their competitive landscape changing so quickly that they’re unable to respond fast enough to survive and thrive.

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So, Why Do People Actually Resist All Attempts at Change? – John Kotter Provides a Clue

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This is what we know. People resist change. They really resist change. And yet, they need to change. They really need to change. So – they need to change; they know that they need to change; they want to want to change… but they resist change, and are almost always led “kicking and screaming” into […]. Randy''s blog entries

Words Of Leadership And Management Wisdom From John P. Kotter

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Kotter: Leadership complements management; it doesn't replace it. Here are some words of wisdom from a 1990 Harvard Business Review article by John P. Management controls people by pushing them in the right direction; leadership motivates them by satisfying basic human needs.

Leading Change – Lessons for New Leaders from Satya Nadella

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About the author: Randy Ottinger is an Executive Vice President at Kotter International , a firm that helps leaders accelerate strategy implementation in their organizations. Kotter Microsoft Randy Ottinger Satya Nadella

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“We are Not Prepared for This Pace of Change” – Insight from John Kotter, XLR8 (Accelerate)

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Kotter, my selection […]. What do we mean when we say that everything is changing? And, that everything is changing faster than before… maybe, much, much faster than before.? And, maybe most importantly, what do we do about it? I am now fully immersed in reading (XLR8) Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World by John P. Randy''s blog entries

“The Accelerate Group” – One Company, High Profile, Responds to the Challenge of John Kotter’s Accelerate

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John Kotter, Accelerate (XLR8): Building Strategic Ability for a Faster Moving World ——————— It really is no contest. At a meeting to talk about both a big program to magnify innovation and cleanup efforts after a fire in one of your plants, you know which topic occupies most of the conversation.

John Kotter’s XLR8 & Simon Sinek’s Leaders Eat Last – for the April 4, 2014 First Friday Book Synopsis

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We had a wonderful gathering last Friday for the March First Friday Book Synopsis. Karl Krayer presented his synopsis of The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019 by Harry S. Dent Jr. One observation he made is that many books like this provide “snapshots” of the current situation, but […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Does a Mentor have to Breathe?

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The latest thinking from the great strategists of the era – Michael Porter, Henry Ginsberg, Rosabeth Kanter, John Kotter. Human Resources Leadership Gary Hamel Harvard John Kotter Mentoring Michael Porter Rosabeth Kanter Strategy

Stay on Message to Win Buy-In | Harvard Business Review []

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Great advice for leaders from John Kotter. leadership meetings practice johnkotter

Leadership and Evolution

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Kotter provides a powerful new "dual operating system" framework for competing and winning in a world of constant turbulence and disruption. The two together are actually very similar to what all mature organizations had at one point in their life cycles, yet did not sustain," argues Kotter, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School. Kotter: Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World.

Fast Change: The co-organization of Business

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Dr. John Kotter explains some of it in a video here – but there are a few things worth reinforcing. Russell Raath is a senior engagement leader with Kotter International , a change leadership firm that helps businesses accelerate strategy implementation in their organizations.

Success: A Breeding Ground for Complacency?

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Here's another exclusive guest post from John Kotter. Kotter. Kotter is the chief innovation officer of Kotter International , a firm that helps leaders accelerate strategy implementation in their organizations.

8 Steps to Help Teams Master the Waves of Change

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Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Leading Change John Kotter leadership leadership skills Organizational Learning Self-development The Leadership ChallengeHelping your team thrive during change takes a plan that is certain and reliable. After all, change is difficult enough, so the best way to lead your people through times that seem turbulent is to provide them with a clear and steady road map. Otherwise, they will feel tossed around in a sea of confusion. [.].

5 Insights I Learned From Top Authors in 2016

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That’s Not How We Do it Here, John Kotter. If you’re not learning, you’re dying. 5 insights I learned from top authors in 2016 #1. Organizations need both disruption and stability to thrive. Over-managed organizations… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading

The most common mistakes made when initiating change

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John Kotter has identified what he believes are the eight most common mistakes that are made and what he doesn’t know about the subject really isn’t worth knowing. Most change initiatives fail or at least fall far short of original expectations and reasons vary from one debacle to the next. As is frequently the case [.].

From Tom Peters, to Sheryl Sandberg, to John Kotter, 17 Years of April Selections for the First Friday Book Synopsis

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Here’s a short journey down memory lane. This Friday, April 4, 2014, we will begin our 17th year of the First Friday Book Synopsis. Every month (with only a couple of weather related exceptions), Karl Krayer and I have hosted this monthly learning/networking/eating event. Each month, Karl and I each present a 15 minute (or […]. Randy''s blog entries

Leading Change: Creating a Sense of Urgency (Step 1) | Management.

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The good news is that John Kotter’s Eight Step Model for Leading Change remains a viable approach—even in these difficult times. Today, I start with the first step of Kotter’s model, Creating a Sense of Urgency.

John Kotter On The Urgency of Change

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Click Here to Read The Complete Website Agreement John Kotter On The Urgency of Change January 17th, 2011 Robert Tanner In the following business video, John Kotter explains in his own words why creating a sense of urgency is critical to a successful organizational change effort.

5 Insights I Learned From Top Authors in 2016

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That’s Not How We Do it Here, John Kotter. If you’re not learning, you’re dying. 5 insights I learned from top authors in 2016 #1. Organizations need both disruption and stability to thrive. Over-managed organizations… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading

On Leadership, Change and Laggards In The Empire

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John Kotter, the father of modern Change Management Theory, espouses the most effective way to deal with those who would stand in the way of change or innovation. He says […]. The post On Leadership, Change and Laggards In The Empire appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Leadership Lessons Learned Leadership vs. Management Leading Change Organizational Health Servant Leadership business courage Management Self-development

Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring – Leading Unfamiliar Organizations

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As John Kotter wrote in his article Accelerate! , “Communicate the vision and the strategy to create buy-in and attract a growing volunteer army.” “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” ” General George S.

The Dual System for Mature Company Growth

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HBR 10 Must-Reads on Change: A book review by Bob Morris

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Kotter Lisa Laskow Lahey Marty Linsky Michael A. HBR 10 Must-Reads on Change Various Contributors Harvard Business Press (2011) This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of articles that initially appeared in the Harvard Business Review, in this instance from 1960 until 2006. Remarkably, none seems dated; on the contrary, if anything, all seem more relevant now than [.]. Bob's blog entries Alan Jackson Barbara E. Meyerson Bert Spector David A. Garvin Harold L.

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Managing Change in Organizations

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Management change change management kotter kubler ross Models organizational development slides theoriesChange Management For organizational development to be effective, change needs to be managed. Many organizational focus on the project management aspects of change. While this is an important factor - it is not the critical factor. People are.

Terry R. Bacon: An interview by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries Adaptive Coaching AMACOM American University Dan Goleman David Maister Fort Lewis College Foundation Garry Wills Goddard College James MacGregor Burns Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner John Kotter Korn/Ferry Institute Michael Porter Michael Useem Peter Drucker Powerful Proposals Roosevelt University Selling to Major Accounts Stanford Terry R. Terry R. Bacon is a Scholar in Residence in the Korn/Ferry Institute.

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Change the Culture, Change the Game: A book review by Bob Morris

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Ross John Kotter Leading Change Lorne A. Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results Roger Connors and Tom Smith Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2011) A comprehensive, cohesive, and cost-effective methodology to achieve breakthrough results In Leading Change, James O’Toole suggests that much (most?) of the resistance to change initiatives is the result [.].

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First Look: Leadership Books for June 2016

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A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall--and Can Rise Again by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June. That's Not How We Do It Here! The Inevitable : Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly. The Outward Mindset : Seeing Beyond Ourselves by The Arbinger Institute. 64 Shots : Leadership in a Crazy World by Kevin Roberts.

Leading (Personal) Change

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Kotter’s best selling book Leading Change as part of a group assignment in my workplace. Kotter’s eight-stage process for managing organizational change sparked lively discussion.

What We Need The Most in 2012?


Business ecosystem is rapidly changing – and as a student of personal and organizational change, I recently re-read Dr. John Kotter’s book (published in 2008) titled “A Sense of Urgency”.

Karl Ronn: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Karl Ronn is the managing director of Innovation Portfolio Partners. Based in Palo Alto, he helps Fortune 500 companies create new businesses or helps entrepreneurs start category creating new companies. He is a co-founder of VC-backed Butterfly Health that sells Butterfly body liners nationally. He is also developing a software company building diagnostic competency for […].

Brief History of Change: Kotter


There is perhaps no change model more cited than John Kotter’s eight-stage change process. Kotter’s work has been repacked and resold by countless “change consultants.” Kotter first presented this model in his 1995 book Leading Change. Kotter outlined an eight-stage process that leaders should take their organizations through when implementing change: Create a sense of urgency. Kotter’s work is heavily relied on because of its prescriptive nature.

If It Ain't Broke - Break It


John Kotter, in his book A Sense of Urgency , offers a better way - " if it ain't broke, break it "—an admonition to leaders ( and followers) to challenge the status quo and drive improvement and innovation in systems known to be broken and those that are already excellent.

John Kotter Video: A Quick Tool for Assessing the People Impact of.

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2011 Readers Choice: The Top 5 Videos From Management is a Journey

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John Kotter on the Urgency of Change This was the readers’ favorite video. In this video, John Kotter, the guru of [.]. In 2011, I made 18 video posts on a variety of management and leadership topics. The video posts were popular, but five of them were particularly important to readers. They are as follows: 1. Communication change strategy leadership motivation strategic thinking

Turn the Tables on Fear-Mongering

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HBR newsletters John Kotter Management Tip of the Day Turn the Tables on Fear-MongeringHere is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. One of the most effective tactics for killing a good idea is to instill fear in the minds of those who need to approve it. In business, a [.]. Bob's blog entries "Turning the Tables on a Fear-Mongering Attack" Harvard Business Review.

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis; Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo – coming for the May 2, 2014 First Friday Book Synopsis

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Kotter. This morning, we began our 17th year of the First Friday Book Synopsis. We had a full room — and a room full of life-long learners. Thanks to all who make our event a success. I presented my synopsis of (XLR8) Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving Worldby John P. And Karl Krayer […]. Randy''s blog entries

Five Strategies For Managing the Fear of Change

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Like the penguins residing on this melting iceberg, change is inevitable as John Kotter explains so well in his writings. In business (and life), we must move on as circumstances and forces change all around us. What was once a solid foundation on which we could put our trust (a massive iceberg), now is a [.]. Change Management change strategy emotional intelligence leadership management performance management strategic thinking

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris: 11/5-11/12

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Kotter Kerry A. I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field Mike Michalowicz HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations Nancy Duarte Freedom, Inc.: Free Your Employees and Let Them Lead Your Business to Higher [.]. Uncategorized "Accelerate!"

3 Ways Leaders Can Help Bring Great Ideas To Life

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The following is a guest piece by Kotter International President, Russell Raath on behalf of The Economist Executive Education Navigator. How often have you heard the phrase “that’s not how we do it here” uttered in your workplace?