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Accelerate

In Accelerate, Dr. Kotter explains that for most companies, the hierarchy is the singular operating system at the heart of the firm. But the reality is, this system simply is not built for an environment where change has become the norm. He advocates a new system—a second, more agile, network-...
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Buy-In

So, you believe in a good idea. You're convinced it is needed badly, and needed now. But, you can't make it happen on your own. You need support in order to implement it and make things better. You or your allies present the plan. You present it well. Then, along wi...
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Managing Your Boss

Managing your boss: Isn’t that merely manipulation? Corporate cozying up? Not according to John Gabarro and John Kotter. In this handy guidebook, the authors contend that you manage your boss for a very good reason: to do your best on the job–and thereby...
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A Sense of Urgency

A Sense of Urgency is a powerful tool for anyone wanting to win in a turbulent world that will only continue to move faster. Management control systems and damage control experts serve a critical purpose. But don't let that blind you to an increasingly important ...
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Our Iceberg Is Melting

A simple fable with profound lessons for working and living in an ever changing world. On the surface, Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple story of a colony of penguins facing a dilemma. But contained within the story and the characters is a powerful message about t...

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The Heart of Change

In the Heart of Change, the authors practice what they preach, they have culled, from hundreds of interviews conducted by Deloitte Consulting, the 34 most instructive and vivid accounts of companies undergoing large-scale change. With chapters organized by each o...
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What Leaders Really Do

In his book What Leaders Really Do, Dr. Kotter outlines that most corporations today are overmanaged and underled. They need to develop their capacity to exercise leadership. Successful corporations don't wait for ...
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Matsushita Leadership

Winner of the Financial Times Book Award, Dr. Kotter recounts the fascinating life of Konosuke Matsushita (1894-1989), the founder of Matsushita Electric Company. Matsushita started his adult life with no money, no connections, fewer than four years of formal edu...
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Leading Change

Dr. Kotter offers a practical approach to an organized means of leading, not managing, change. He presents an eight-stage process of change with highly useful examples that show how to go about implementing it. Based on experience with numerous companies, his sou...
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The New Rules

In The New Rules, Dr. Kotter prescribes how to win success at work that were formulated after tracking the careers of 115 Harvard Business School graduates for the last 20 years. In those two decades, Kotter detected a significant shift in what is required to suc...
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Corporate Culture and Performance

In Corporate Culture and Performance, Dr. Kotter discusses the role that culture (broadly defined as the shared attitudes, behavioral patterns, and values that cohesive human groups pass on from one generation to the next) can play in the capacity of major corpor...
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A Force For Change

In Force For Change, Dr. Kotter, who focused on why we have a leadership crisis in The Leadership Factor shows here, with compelling evidence, what leadership really means today, why it is rarely associated with larger-than-life charismatics, precisely how it is ...
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The Leadership Factor

In The Leadership Factor, Dr. Kotter discusses the need for leadership at all levels of management and describes the kind required for the United States to remain competitive. He explains how business is changing and the impact of these changes on leadership, mak...
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Power and Influence

In Power and Influence, Dr. Kotter talks about how to bridge the "power gap": how to exercise the power and influence you need to get things done through others when your responsibilities exceed your formal authority. Full of original ideas and expert insights ab...
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The General Managers

In The General Managers, Dr. Kotter takes on the popular management notion of the effective "generalist" manager who can step into any business or division and run it. Based on his first-hand observations of fifteen top GMs from nine major companies, Kotter persu...
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