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WSJ: Why Bank Culture Is Not The Problem

Dr. Kotter recently spoke with Gregory J. Millman, a senior columnist for The Wall Street Journal’s Risk & Compliance Journal, around why bank regulators and business leaders have often called for culture change without effect. An excerpt from this column can be found below. To read the full piece, click here. Regulators have been pounding […]

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How Have Kotter’s Eight Steps for Change Changed?

Next year will mark the twentieth anniversary of John Kotter’s guide to change management Leading Change, which introduced his 8-Step Process for Leading Change within an organization. The book was very influential, but since then the pace of change in the business world has sped up greatly. How do those eight steps look today? Kotter updated the […]

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Is your organization developing change managers or change leaders?

It’s hard to effectively drive transformation if you’re not sure what kind of drivers your organization is fostering. To help you define whether your company is creating a team of change leaders or change managers, a topic we recently addressed in this short video, we invite you to “check” all the boxes that apply to […]

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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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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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Leadership: The power of focus. And of thinking differently.

Earlier today JP Nicols (a friend and colleague) posted a tweet that caught my eye – it was a post honoring Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, on the 3rd anniversary of his passing and directed me to a brief video of Jobs. I took a few minutes to check out the video. You should too. The video shows […]

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NFL in Crisis – A Lack of Leadership in Raising Star Athletes

There’s a storm brewing in the NFL. Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson are facing charges of abuse, Aaron Hernandez is on trial for murder and various drug-related suspensions are either being overturned or upheld. A few days ago, Ray Lewis (yes – the same Ray Lewis who was once indicted on murder charges) made the […]

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Market Basket: The Power of Volunteerism And Employee Engagement

Last week, Massachusetts released its employment numbers for August, showing a 0.2% increase in the unemployment rate. The state, following on the heels of the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, has (not-so-subtly) suggested this bump in unemployment can be directly attributed to the dramatic Demoulas family feud that disrupted operations at the Market Basket […]

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