This book distils Kotter's decades of experience and award-winning research to reveal why organizations rise and fall, and how they can rise again in the face of adversity.
Regarded by many as the authority on leadership and change, Dr. John P. Kotter is a New York Times best selling author, award winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur, inspirational speaker and Harvard Professor. He is author of 18 books to date, including Our Iceberg is Melting and Leading Change. His books have reached millions, and have been printed in over 150 foreign language editions.
This remarkable parable shows us how we re "safer" in changing
times when we innovate! * Spencer Johnson, MD, author of WHO MOVED
MY CHEESE? *
A meerkat falling prey to the unexpected attack of a vulture doesn't keep many leaders up at night. But the unanticipated assault of new competitor, or a fundamental shift in the operating environment, can evoke an almost paralyzing fear in the most successful organizations. This simple parable of furry mammals facing the challenge of adapting to threat offers real insights into the journey so many of us must make. Brilliant! * General Stanley McChrystal, author of TEAM OF TEAMS and co-founder of the McChrystal Group *
It works. And not just for meerkats. * Gaetan Thomas, NB Power president and CEO *
John Kotter does it again. His use of metaphor helps readers distill down to the fundamental requirements for a high-performing organization: tapping the hearts and minds of team members in service to a compelling purpose. Leadership enables this, and in doing so unlocks tremendous creativity and potential. * Leigh Morgan, COO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation *
Kotter and Rathgeber's ability to impart clear lessons via fable is as strong as ever * TD Magazine *