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Strategy+Business and Inc. recognize Accelerate as one of the Best Business Books of 2014

Dr. John Kotter’s critically acclaimed book, Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World (Harvard Business Review Press, 2014), adds two more accolades to its long list of achievements as Strategy+Business’s Best Business Book of 2014 in the Strategy category and as one of Inc.’s top 10 leadership books of the year. “Accelerate brings much-needed […]

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Increasing Agility

Coty Inc., a Europe-based global beauty products company had annual revenues of around $4 billion and approximately 12,000 employees, 4,000 of whom worked in the supply chain. When Darryl McCall, the EVP for operations responsible for the supply chain, joined the company, he noticed that progress was plateauing. He took quick action on budgets, measures, […]

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Can Leadership Be Taught?

This is an old question, even a hackneyed one. Many might say that research and experience over the past decade or two demonstrate that leadership is far better learned than taught. On-the-job – and its first cousins action, experiential, and community learning – are held in the highest regard. The 70:20:10 model has long been […]

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Kotter International Unleashes Change Leaders at All Levels

Press Release CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(Business Wire)–The rate of change is increasing faster than our ability to keep up with it. Yet we expect leaders at all levels to deliver ever-better results – and sooner. We then double their disadvantage by not equipping them with the mindsets and skillsets to lead in the maelstrom that is business […]

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How To Lead After Layoffs: Learning From Microsoft

By Ken Perlman Job cuts at Microsoft hit nearly every division of the company last week in the second wave of the company’s larger plan to cut 18,000 employees, as announced in July. The events surrounding a layoff are, sadly, quite predictable to those of us who have seen it often. But only rarely do […]

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Accelerated Sales Growth

NetApp is a global enterprise storage and data management solutions company based in Northern California. In 2009, NetApp had $4B in revenues and 7000 employees worldwide. Although the company was growing, it was also facing significant challenges. Through a consultant’s study, NetApp came to realize that their customers were changing how they purchased data management […]

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