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FORBES BLOG: Your Company’s Top Innovation Weapon

Managing Director at Kotter International, Justin Wasserman helps leaders accelerate strategy implementation in their organizations. What do the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, President of ESPN and ABC Sports divisions, and the founder of Famous Amos Cookies all have in common? They began their careers in the mailroom. While I imagine these strong corporate leaders […]

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FORBES BLOG: Corporate Kindergarten: How A Montessori Mindset Can Transform Your Business

I’ll spare you the perfunctory context setting about how our globalized economy is moving at a rate of change unimaginable even a decade ago. It’s a given. Business models, product cycle times and even the Fortune 500 had a much longer shelf life in the 20th century than they do today. To remain competitive – […]

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FORBES BLOG: Overcoming The Barriers To Leading Change

Many years ago, I was leading a small group of analysts in a U.S. government agency to produce a Congressionally-mandated report. My team worked tirelessly to obtain and analyze complex, national data and then produce the information in a way that was actionable by national, state and local governments. We had a deadline by which […]

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October 2015 Newsletter: Healthcare Today: Are You Executing Your Strategy with Enough Speed?

  Kotter International Newsletter October 2015 Spotlight on Healthcare Multiple forces are increasing the need to adapt quickly to changes in healthcare, including the new funding model, new market entrants, and access to new levels of data and analytics. It’s no wonder more than 1,000 inquiries requesting help from Dr. John Kotter came from the healthcare sector in the […]

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Improve Your Business: 4 tips For Healthcare Execs

Multiple forces are increasing the need for change in healthcare.  However, this does not mean healthcare organizations have increased their ability to change. There are a number of new change enablers and new barriers that did not exist 20 years ago.  Too few organizations are equipped with the former and prepared for the latter. Here […]

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Insourcing works best for large-scale change

Outsourcing need not be the default option when undertaking change in your company. By Gregg LeStage Outsourcing has long been an accepted means for organisations to get work done more quickly, effectively and efficiently than they could using their own employees. An outsourced solution is particularly useful to fill gaps in skills or equipment. It […]

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FORBES BLOG: Young at Heart

As I write this, there are hundreds – if not thousands – of organizations in the United States alone moving predictably down a life cycle path. They start out fast and agile. Initially, they organize more as a network than as a hierarchy. They demonstrate a clear sense of urgency around a big opportunity, and […]

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Why Do Great Ideas Fail?

Dr Gregory LeStage, executive vice president of John Kotter’s advisory firm, Kotter International discusses why all the seemingly great ideas fail at the execution stage Everybody is chasing the next big shiny idea. However, statistics have proven time and again that though leaders are good in coming up with strategies, they fail in execution. Do […]

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Why Leadership Development Programs Fail: Revolutionizing On-The-Job

At Kotter International, David Carder empowers individuals to lead change and transform their organizations. In response to an argument McKinsey made for why leadership development programs fail, we made two cases for how they succeed: when they set and communicate realistic expectations [Part 1], and when they are built on solid, empirical research foundations [Part […]

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August 2015 Newsletter: Diving Deep Into the 8 Steps

Kotter International Newsletter August 2015 Diving Deep Into the 8 Steps In a recent radio interview, Kotter International’s David Carder shared specific techniques for how you can apply Dr. John Kotter’s 8-Step Process to Leading Change, why businesses fail to lead their own transformations and what key points to keep in mind when your organization […]

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