Kotter's 8-Step Change Model - Leadership Thoughts

Kotter offers the relatively simple solution of implementing mechanisms that establish a sense of urgency among employees. He further states that the need to aggressively achieve cooperation is essential as this impacts a firms ability to identify and discuss potential threats and pending crisis. The need to be able to clearly identify the market, and its competitive realities is also mentioned as a key solution to lack of urgency.

Harvard Proffessor and highly recommended Author John Kotter wrote the incredible popular book titled

John Kotter joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1972. In 1980, at the age of 33, he was given tenure and a full professorship. Professor Kotter is presently Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at Harvard Business School.

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To prevent making these mistakes, Kotter created the following Change Phases model. It consists also out of eight steps: Perhaps the most interesting error mentioned by Kotter is the inability of a corporation to solidify whichever new process of change deemed effective.

Regarded by many as the authority on leadership and change, Dr

While a professor at Harvard Business School, John Kotter had the opportunity to gain valuable insight into an array of companies ranging in both size and scope.

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