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Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author

Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author

by John P. Kotter
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Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotter's ideas on change management and leadership. Leading Change is widely recognized as his seminal work on leading transformational change, and is an important precursor to his newer ideas on acceleration: effectively managing operations while seizing new opportunity.

Needed more today than at any time in the past, this immensely relevant book serves as both a visionary guide and a practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult vet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422186435
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 30,361
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John P. Kotter is internationally regarded as the foremost authority on the topics of leadership and change. His is the premier voice on how the best organizations achieve successful transformations.

Kotter is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School and is cofounder of Kotter International, a leadership organization that helps Global 5000 company leaders accelerate the implementation of their most critical strategies and lead change in a complex, fast-moving business environment.

John Kotter has authored eighteen books, twelve of them bestsellers. His works have been printed in over 150 foreign language editions.

Table of Contents

New Preface, November 2012 vii

Preface xi

Part I The Change Problem and Its Solution

1 Transforming Organizations: Why Firms Fail 3

2 Successful Change and the Force That Drives It 19

Part II The Eight-Stage Process

3 Establishing a Sense of Urgency 37

4 Creating the Guiding Coalition 53

5 Developing a Vision and Strategy 69

6 Communicating the Change Vision 87

7 Empowering Employees for Broad-Based Action 105

8 Generating Short-Term Wins 121

9 Consolidating Gains and Producing More Change 137

10 Anchoring New Approaches in the Culture 153

Part III Implications for the Twenty-First Century

11 The Organization of the Future 169

12 Leadership and Lifelong Learning 183

About the Author 195

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Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SteveReads More than 1 year ago
An excellent insight into the driving factors of lasting change. Real examples help drive home the message. I highly recommend this book.
lyndieb More than 1 year ago
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