To Book List »

Leading Change

by John Kotter

This is a classic on organizational change. According to Kotter, Emeritus Professor from Harvard Business School, most change efforts fail because managers do not follow a well-established process for leading change.

Kotter recommends an eight step process:

  • Establish a sense of urgency based on market realities, crises or opportunities.
  • Form a coalition of people with the power to lead change.
  • Develop a vision and strategy to provide direction for change.
  • Communicate the change vision at every opportunity and role model the desired behaviors.
  • Empower employees for action by eliminating obstacles, changing systems or structures and encouraging risk taking.
  • Generate short-term wins that reward and motivate those involved.
  • Consolidate gains by hiring/promoting people and launching projects that support the transformation.
  • Anchor change in the organization by developing leaders who model the desired behaviors.

What do you think? Please leave a comment.

Brain-Based Practices for Leaders

Read moreWe explain the research behind why each leadership practice works and offer suggestions on how to use it to improve your personal and professional success.

Download Now!

About Claxus

Get free Knowledge in Action updates.

  • Claxus on LinkedIn
  • Claxus on Xing
  • Claxus on Facebook
  • Claxus on Youtube
  • Claxus on Twitter