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FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER: Speed Matters

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FORBES BLOG: Leadership Lessons From Astronaut Scott Kelly

While most of the nation has been tracking results from Super Tuesday, I have been enthralled by astronaut Scott Kelly’s return to Earth after 340 days on the International Space Station. NASA has historically been a leader of pioneering research, focused on pushing our understanding of space, aeronautics, science, technology and humanity. As part of […]

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FORBES BLOG: 3 Reasons Why Han Solo Is A Better Leader Than You

Principal at Kotter International, Jimmy Leppert received his Jedi Training by watching Star Wars every weekend in his childhood. Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have been nominated for five Academy Awards this year, but sadly, there’s no award to recognize the intrepid Han Solo for his superb leadership in the epic Star Wars franchise. […]

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Moving From Strategic Planning Towards Strategic Agility

by Michelle Weidner For decades, it has been common for organizations to dedicate significant time and resources into strategic planning processes. The objective was to establish goals and then create measurable, incremental steps to achieve them. In simpler times, this worked well. But Justin Wasserman of Kotter International, who has led organizations across the globe […]

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FORBES BLOG: Not As Simple As ‘Be Mine’: 4 Relationship Lessons For M&A

A Principal at Kotter International (and hopeless romantic), Shaun Spearmon helps leaders accelerate strategy implementation. This time each year, candy shops, florists and jewelers are flooded with people seeking to convey their appreciation and adoration for that special someone – their Valentine. Unlike in the world of romance, Valentine’s Day occurs in the business world sporadically […]

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FORBES BLOG: Bowie Leadership: Turn And Face The Strange

Managing Director at Kotter International, Justin Wasserman helps leaders accelerate strategy implementation in their organizations.   Hilton Als of The New Yorker described the late great David Bowie (1947-2016) as the outsider who made different kids feel like dancing in that difference. Born David Robert Jones, Bowie was the quintessential music and fashion chameleon. Rejecting […]

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JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER: From the Desk of CEO Rick Western

As we all look to accelerate results in 2016 and, naturally, think about New Year’s resolutions, I’d like to talk a moment about what will excite and motivate you and your entire organization to change behaviors and sustain those changes throughout the year and beyond. Here’s a hint – it’s not mission, vision, strategy, core values or purpose. Each of those common business concepts is valuable, but they are not enough.

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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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DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER: 2015 Retrospective from John Kotter

As we end 2015 I would like to congratulate both our clients and my Kotter International colleagues for the outstanding and, in a few cases, deeply moving results they have created together this year.

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