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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Brief History of Change: Kotter

LDRLB

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.

Words Of Leadership And Management Wisdom From John P. Kotter

Eric Jacobson

Kotter: Leadership complements management; it doesn't replace it. Management controls people by pushing them in the right direction; leadership motivates them by satisfying basic human needs. Management Leadership General Management Skills

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

Engaging Leader

Most mature organizations have a built-in tendency to kill off anything agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial — which often is exactly what’s needed to stay ahead of today’s ever-increasing pace of change in the […] Engaging Leader™ Communication strategy Interactive leadershipIncreasingly, 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 - No More Strategic Plans! #leadership

Management Craft

Tuesday Time Machine: Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! The post Tuesday Time Machine: Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring appeared first on General Leadership.

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Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring – Leading Unfamiliar Organizations

General Leadership

Whether the leader grew-up in the organization or was transplanted into a new ecosystem, they can utilize sound leadership principles to guide the organization to success. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”

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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.

Leading (Personal) Change

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Self Leadership Workplace Issues A few months ago, I was reading John P. Kotter’s best selling book Leading Change as part of a group assignment in my workplace.

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The Signs Of Provocative Leadership

Lead Change Blog

It was an amusing game at a leadership retreat, especially after a few adult beverages. The instructions were simply describe leadership as a highway sign and tell why. What should be the nature and practice of leadership in order for it to be effectively practiced?

Leadership and Evolution

Coaching Tip

The first answer is the nature of management and the nature of leadership. Management is not Leadership. Leadership is about setting a direction. In its most basic sense, leadership is about mobilizing a group of people to jump into a better future. Kotter provides a powerful new "dual operating system" framework for competing and winning in a world of constant turbulence and disruption. Kotter: Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World.

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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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. With leadership it is about style. change innovation John Kotter Russell Raath strategy Guest post By Russell Raath : There are many descriptors for the world we live in.

The Physics of Change

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The post The Physics of Change appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. 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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Ken Perlman on “Leadership Lessons From LEGO”

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He is a devoted father of two girls and believes that many of the lessons learned in fatherhood apply, on a certain level, to teaching clients change leadership. 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

Active Listening: the Key to Leadership Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Even the military has morphed their ideals on leadership roles, shifting away from the highest ranked official and instead citing the individual or group who knows the mission and territory the best. This concept is combated by leadership that is visible and communicative at all levels.

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2014

Leading Blog

Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April. Kotter. Leadership Blindspots : How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter by Robert B. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 120 titles. Accelerate : Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World by John P. Creativity, Inc. Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace.

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10 Simple "Truths" about Management vs. Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Management and leadership are not the same. Source: from John Kotter’s What Leaders Really Do, Harvard Business Review. While leadership and management are different, they are complementary and equally important. Many, if not most organizations are facing a leadership shortage.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2016

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June. A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall--and Can Rise Again by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber. 64 Shots : Leadership in a Crazy World by Kevin Roberts. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 100 titles. That's Not How We Do It Here! The Inevitable : Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly.

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Great Leadership Comes with a Counterintuitive Approach

Great Leadership By Dan

Lady GaGa) , with the implication that leadership is an intuitive skill. Great leadership is certainly associated with strong instincts and intuition, but intuition and instincts are shaped by training and more importantly, greatly augmented through experience.

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. The Next Level Blog is where he shares "news you can use" to raise your leadership game.

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20 Leadership Books You Might Not Have Read

N2Growth Blog

In fact, I would go so far as to say reading is simply a necessity if you’re serious about leadership. The Bible - Whether you’re religious or not, there is simply no greater blueprint for developing wisdom, discernment, humility, and every other leadership trait known to man.

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

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Be•Know•Do: Leadership the Army Way: Adapted from the Official Army Leadership Manual United States Army (Author); Frances Hesselbein and Eric K. Bob''s blog entries "I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity Alan Shrader Be•Know•Do: Leadership the Army Way: Adapted from the Official Army Leadership Manual but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity" Eric K.

That’s Not How We Do It Here!

Leading Blog

And John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber’s That’s Not How We Do It Here! Contrary to the nature of a mature organization, much of this is dependent on the leadership’s willingness to communicate and embrace and nurture new ideas.

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The Best Leadership Books of 2014

Leading Blog

Kotter For most companies, the hierarchy is the singular operating system at the heart of the firm. John Kotter advocates a new system—a second, more agile, network-like structure that operates in concert with the hierarchy to create what he calls a “dual operating system”—one that allows companies to capitalize on rapid-fire strategic challenges and still make their numbers. Leaders followers, and context form a system of leadership. Best Leadership Books of 2012.

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8 Critical Stages for Anyone Creating Change

Nathan Magnuson

Because of that, when I first discovered John Kotter’s eight stage process for creating major change in a university textbook (and published in his [.].

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New Year’s Leadership Development Goals 2017 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s also a good time to set leadership development goals, either as part of a formal development planning process, or just because it’s a proven way to continuously improve as a leader. coaching model with each of my direct reports until it becomes natural and a part of my leadership style.

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7 Elements of a Compelling Leadership Vision for Change

Great Leadership By Dan

This post was recently published at Smartblog on Leadership : Leading change starts with a compelling leadership vision for change. According to leadership expert John Kotter , a lack of leadership vision is one of the most common reasons why transformational change efforts fail. A leadership vision isn’t just for large, CEO led, company-wide transformational changes. Here are 7 important elements for any leadership vision for change: 1.

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Book Review: Our Iceberg is Melting

LDRLB

John Kotter is a Harvard Business School professor and prolific author on leadership and change. The bulk of Kotter’s work takes the form of scholarly articles and intellectual books. After years of research, Kotter published Leading Change. Kotter uses a business fable to present a simplified explanation of the eight-stage model. Leadership book review change kotter

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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How to UnFreeze

LDRLB

John Kotter’s (1996) book leading change presents an eight-step model for facilitating change that closely follows Lewin’s (1951) three phases model. If we overlay these two models, we see the first three stages of Kotter’s model providing insight on how to unfreeze an organization. Kotter, J. Leadership change kotter lewin Too often leaders are unsure of just how to unfreeze an organization and create change ready followers.

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

Be•Know•Do: Leadership the Army Way: Adapted from the Official Army Leadership Manual United States Army (Author); Frances Hesselbein and Eric K. Bob's blog entries "I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity Alan Shrader Be•Know•Do: Leadership the Army Way: Adapted from the Official Army Leadership Manual but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity" Eric K.

Terry R. Bacon: An interview by Bob Morris

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He has also studied business and leadership at Goddard College, Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, Wharton, [.]. 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.

Best Leadership Books To Read In 2015

Eric Jacobson

Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. A couple years ago, members of five groups on the professional social media web site LinkedIn voluntarily recommended their favorite books about leadership. Top Books About Leadership.

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3 Ways Leaders Can Help Bring Great Ideas To Life

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Kotter International President, Russell Raath on behalf of The Economist Executive Education Navigator. business communication culture Guest Posts leadership Recent Posts behaviour change control ideas obstacles perception teamwork

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June 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

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The monthly Leadership Development Carnival is out once more and once more features LeaderLab contributors David Burkus and Bret Simmons. Bret Simmons ‘ Leadership Guru Reality Check warns us to be careful of well-packaged leadership “experts,&# who might not have anything real to offer. David Burkus ‘ Toward a New Kind of Distinction muses about the merit of making the distinction between “leadership” and “management.&#.

Accelerate (XLR8)

Leading Blog

John Kotter provides that extra something we need in Accelerate (XLR8). Much more leadership, not just management. Management is the guts of the engine, but “the name of the game is leadership, and not from one larger-than-life executive.”

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June 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

LDRLB

The monthly Leadership Development Carnival is out once more and once more features LDRLB contributors David Burkus and Bret Simmons. Bret Simmons ‘ Leadership Guru Reality Check warns us to be careful of well-packaged leadership “experts,” who might not have anything real to offer. David Burkus ‘ Toward a New Kind of Distinction muses about the merit of making the distinction between “leadership” and “management.”

LeadershipNow 140: September 2018 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2018 that you might have missed: Empathy and creative thinking are valuable skills in the workplace, but they’re hard to teach by @Lyndagratton Frustrated or Focused - Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions by @davidmdye. How to Recognize the Moments of Truth that Establish Your Leadership by @WScottCochrane. 6 Ways to Tell if Leadership is Your Vocation by @wallybock. Employee Engagement's Link to Leadership by @DebbieLaskeyMBA.

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100 Answers to the Question: What Is Leadership?

Lead from Within

If you Google the word leadership you can get about 479,000,000 results, each definition as unique as an individual leader. Here are 100 of the best ways to define leadership–choose the ones that fits best for you. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” “Successful leadership is leading with the heart, not just the head. ” –John Kotter.

There Is No Time To Hurry Up And Wait

N2Growth Blog

So, whenever a leader or an organization adopts any new strategy, technology platform, methodology or approach, that adoption has to be driven by both a need and with leadership clarity. John Kotter was right; an atmosphere of urgency will create an atmosphere of exceptional or extraordinary achievement. Communications Crisis Management Leadership Public Relations Rants Strategy avoid crisis Crisis Leadership ferguson learning risk Risk By Damian D.

Book Review of “The Culture Cycle: How to Shape the Unseen Force that Transforms Performance”

The Practical Leader

John Kotter and James Heskett’s classic book, Corporate Culture and Performance , is an organization development classic. Harvard Business School professor, James Heskett’s new book, The Culture Cycle: How to Shape the Unseen Force That Transforms Performance , follows up his and John Kotter’s earlier work with updated research, current examples, and pertinent observations. leadership, recognition, job opportunity, personal development).