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Leading Changeby John P. Kotter
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The international bestseller—now with a new preface by author John Kotter.
Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotters ideas on change management and leadership.
From the ill-fated dot-com bubble to unprecedented M&A activity to scandal, greed, and ultimately, recession—weve learned that widespread and difficult change is no longer the exception. Its the rule. Now with a new preface, this refreshed edition of the global bestseller Leading Change is more relevant than ever.
John Kotters now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations across the globe. By outlining the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals, and by identifying where and how even top performers derail during the change process, Kotter provides a practical resource for leaders and managers charged with making change initiatives work. Leading Change is widely recognized as his seminal work and is an important precursor to his newer ideas on acceleration published in Harvard Business Review.
Needed more today than at any time in the past, this bestselling business book serves as both visionary guide and practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult yet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization. Reading this highly personal book is like spending a day with the worlds foremost expert on business leadership. Youre sure to walk away inspired—and armed with the tools you need to inspire others.
Published by Harvard Business Review Press.
The international bestseller—now with a new Preface by the author.
Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotters ideas on change management and leadership—and Leading Change, his seminal work, is widely recognized as the bible on leading transformational change.
Needed more today than any time in the past, this classic book serves as both visionary guide and practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult yet critical work of leading change in any type of organization. It outlines John Kotters 8-step approach to change management and reveals what the author has seen, heard, experienced, and concluded in many years of working with companies to create lasting transformation.
With refreshed packaging and new commentary by John Kotter, Leading Change is a true leadership classic.
Named one of the twenty-five most influential business-management books by TIME.com
The international bestseller—now with a new preface by the author.
Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotters 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 yet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization.
Freshly designed and with new commentary by John Kotter, Leading Change is a true leadership classic.
An insightful guide that shows how habits of behavior are formed, and how we can transform bad habits into positive behaviors in ourselves and others.
Smart Change explores the psychological mechanisms that form and maintain habits in individuals and groups and offers real, accessible and actionable advice for changing habits. In an engaging narrative, Markman covers a wide range of habits, from individual behaviors like eating better and exercising regularly to work-related behaviors such as learning effectively and influencing customers purchases. He proposes that there are five effective tools to help individuals change behavior and to help people influence the habits of the people around them:
1. Tame the Go” system: Identify the triggers of habits, replace old behaviors with new ones and generate specific plans to deal with obstacles.
2. Harness the Stop” system: Learn to deal with stress and other factors that hinder the development of new and positive habits.
3. Optimize your goals. Determine the course of behavior change and how to successfully incorporate those changes for the long term.
4. Manage your environment: Change your surroundings to dramatically reduce poor behavior and habits.
5. Engage your Neighbors: To affect other peoples behavior, understand the shared culture that creates a mutual dependency, and allows neighbors and colleagues to have a profound positive influence on the behavior of other members of their community.
About the Author
John P. Kotter is globally regarded as the foremost expert on leadership and transformation. He is The Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, and is co-founder of Kotter International, a firm that helps complex organizations accelerate the achievement of their strategic initiatives in a rapidly changing environment. Kotter has authored 17 books, twelve of them bestsellers. His works have been printed in over 120 languages and total sales exceed two million copies.
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