Leading Change

Front Cover
Harvard Business Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Business & Economics - 187 pages
144 Reviews
In Leading Change, John Kotter examines the efforts of more than 100 companies to remake themselves into better competitors. He identifies the most common mistakes leaders and managers make in attempting to create change and offers an eight-step process to overcome the obstacles and carry out the firm's agenda: establishing a greater sense of urgency, creating the guiding coalition, developing a vision and strategy, communicating the change vision, empowering others to act, creating short-term wins, consolidating gains and producing even more change, and institutionalizing new approaches in the future. This highly personal book reveals what John Kotter has seen, heard, experienced, and concluded in 25 years of working with companies to create lasting transformation. A Business Week Bestseller. "A truly accessible, clear, and visionary guide."--Publishers Weekly A solid, substantive work that goes beyond the clichis and the consultant-of-the-month's express down yet another dead-end street.... Highly recommended. --Library Journal "Leading Change is simply the best single work I have seen on strategy implementation."--William C. Finnie, Editor-in-Chief, Strategy & Leadership
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
40
4 stars
58
3 stars
34
2 stars
8
1 star
4

I found the book easy to read and easy to understand. - Goodreads
good process, tired writing - Goodreads
There are a few I have gained some great insights from. - Goodreads
All of the advice is actionable. - Goodreads
Easy to read, well written and clear - Goodreads
... not one citation, not one reference. - Goodreads

Review: Leading Change

User Review  - Khalil James - Goodreads

Research guidance for a Management Science course essay on Change Management Read full review

Review: Leading Change

User Review  - Sunny - Goodreads

I have to admit that I thought this was pretty good. If you want a simple 8 step holistic approach to change then I would highly recommend reading and memorizing the 8 steps. It looks at ways to 1 ... Read full review

Contents

The EightStage Process 33
Establishing a Sense of Urgency 35
Creating the Guiding Coalition 51
Developing a Vision and Strategy 67
Communicating the Change Vision 85
Empowering Employees for BroadBased Action 101
Generating ShortTerm Wins 117
Consolidating Gains and Producing More Change 131
Anchoring New Approaches in the Culture 145
part in Implications for the Twentyfirst Century 159
Leadership and Lifelong Learning 175
About the Author 187
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1996)

John P. Kotter is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at Harvard Business School and is a frequent speaker at top management meetings around the world

Bibliographic information