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

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Kotter for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * A few weeks ago, the BBC asked [.].

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John Kotter On The Urgency of Change

Management is a Journey

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.

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Corporate Lifecycles; Dual Operating Systems – My 5 Takeaways from Accelerate (XLR8) by John Kotter

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Accelerate (XLR8): Building Strategic Ability for a Faster-Moving World by John Kotter?. Here is a brief summary of what John Kotter says in his new book, Accelerate: Whatever is working well now is threatened now. I presented my synopsis of Accelerate yesterday at the First Friday Book Synopsis. Harvard Business Review Press, 2014). The pace of […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Words Of Leadership And Management Wisdom From John P. Kotter

Eric Jacobson

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.

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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

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“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.

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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.

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

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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

Engaging Leader

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

Management is a Journey

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

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

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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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The Dual System for Mature Company Growth

Women on Business

Books for Businesswomen accelerate books for business women business books john kotter We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

John Kotter - No More Strategic Plans! #leadership

Management Craft

Leading Change – Lessons for New Leaders from Satya Nadella

Great Leadership By Dan

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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8 Steps to Help Teams Master the Waves of Change

Linked 2 Leadership

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. [.].

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Management Craft: Getting Buy In for your Ideas - John Kotter.

Management Craft

Success: A Breeding Ground for Complacency?

Great Leadership By Dan

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.

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

Weekly Leader

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

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How We Select Books for Presentation and Publishing

First Friday Book Synopsis

Karl''s blog entries first friday book synopsis John Kotter Karl Krayer Randy Mayeux Based upon my blog post on Friday, I have received quite a few questions and comments about how we select our books, and why I would select a book that I dislike so much. These questions provide me the opportunity to share the context with you and explain “how we do what we do” concerning […].

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Does a Mentor have to Breathe?

In the CEO Afterlife

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

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The Physics of Change

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leading Change Aikido Force Field Analysis I Have a Dream Speech John Kotter Kurt Lewin Mahatma Gandhi Martin Luther King Jr. Masters of change like Martin Luther King, Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela understood that vision alone is rarely enough. Real change masters leverage the physics of change to bring about transformation.

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Fast Change: The co-organization of Business

Great Leadership By Dan

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.

Tuesday Time Machine: Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring

General Leadership

Early Files Guest Posts boeing chris levy ford kotter Leadership measure measuring mentor mentoring motivate motivating organization peter principle results squadron Throwback Time Machine

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Quote of the Day


Kotter We are much too complacent. And we don''t even know it. John P.

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Our Book on Organizing Change Features Three Key Principles

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Karl''s blog entries Bill Lee Citi College of Business Creative Commumnication Network inclusive John Kotter Jossey-Bass Karl Krayer Leading Change Managing Change MBA Organizing Change Pfeiffer San Francisco. When Bill Lee and I wrote Organizing Change (San Francisco: Pfeiffer-Jossey Bass, 2003), we did so from a large-scale perspective.

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 […].

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Peter F. DiGiammarino: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Bob''s blog entries Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Charles Rossotti Compusearch Executive Suite IntelliVen James O''Toole John Kotter Judgment Calls Leading Change Manage to Lead: Seven Truths to Help You Change the World Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Peter F. Peter DiGiammarino is a senior executive with 35 years of success leading businesses that target tight public and private markets around the world.

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Leadership and Evolution

Coaching Tip

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.

Ken Perlman on “Leadership Lessons From LEGO”

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Bob''s blog entries Facebook Forbes magazine Ken Perlman on "Leadership Lessons From LEGO" Kotter International LEGO provides a complete – and exciting – picture of the final product right there on the boxYou fall in love with the end result before you even buy LinkedIn Start with what success looks like Twitter Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Ken Perlman for Forbes magazine.

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Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring – Leading Unfamiliar Organizations

General Leadership

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.

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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 [.].

Quote of the Day


Kotter Even in organizations that are clearly experiencing serious problems, devastating problems, business-as-usual can survive. John P.

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Be•Know•Do: A book review by Bob Morris

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Shinseki Field Manual 22-100 [comma] Army Leadership Frances Hesselbein Jack Welch James Kouzes and Barry Posner John Gardner Patrick Lencioni John Kotter Jossey-Bass/Leader to Leader Institute; 1st edition (2004) Oliver Wendell Holmes Peter Drucker Richard E. Be•Know•Do: Leadership the Army Way: Adapted from the Official Army Leadership Manual United States Army (Author); Frances Hesselbein and Eric K. Shinseki (Introduction), and Richard E.

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

Management is a Journey

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.

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Video Book Club: A Sense of Urgency

Next Level Blog

Posted by: Jon Latzer | June 29, 2010 at 01:44 PM Love Kotter's work.

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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.

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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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!"

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 2/4/13)

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Janko Roettgers Jason Selk John Brockman John Horn John Kotter Josh Lerner Karl Weber Knut Haanaes Leigh Thompson Les McKeown Lincoln Management Tip of the Day Marla M.

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Leading (Personal) Change

Lead Change Blog

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.

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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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5 Insights I Learned From Top Authors in 2016

Leadership Freak

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

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