Saturday, December 01, 2007

LEADING CHANGE - 8 Step Process

The 8-Step Process of Successful Change


1. Create a Sense of Urgency.
Help others see the need for change and the importance of acting immediately.

2. Pull Together the Guiding Team.
Make sure there is a powerful group guiding the change—one with leadership skills, bias for action, credibility, communications ability, authority, analytical skills.


3. Develop the Change Vision and Strategy.
Clarify how the future will be different from the past, and how you can make that future a reality.


4. Communicate for Understanding and Buy-in.
Make sure as many others as possible understand and accept the vision and the strategy.

5. Empower Others to Act.
Remove as many barriers as possible so that those who want to make the vision a reality can do so.

6. Produce Short-Term Wins.
Create some visible, unambiguous successes as soon as possible.

7. Don’t Let Up.
Press harder and faster after the first successes. Be relentless with instituting change after change until the vision becomes a reality.


8. Create a New Culture.
Hold on to the new ways of behaving, and make sure they succeed, until they become a part of the very culture of the group.

John Kotter on Leading Change

"The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades."

- John Kotter in Leading Change

As the pace of change continues to accelerate, successful companies will need leaders from all levels to react to and steer the organization through the bevy of challenges it will face. Companies will be affected by such factors as technological changes, globalization, mergers & acquisitions, and the need to transform a corporate culture. Professor Kotter will share his insights from 20 years or research and real world experience on leading change. In his latest release Our Iceberg is Melting John Kotter combines this research with the power of a fable to produce a work that can be a valuable tool for those at all levels

Participants in this program will learn:
the eight step change process to successfully effect organizational transformations
the most common barriers faced by those driving change in an organization
what individuals and companies should be doing to succeed in a constantly changing world
why 7 of 10 change events fail and the reasons behind the ones that do succeed

Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter is widely regarded as the world's foremost authority on leadership and change. His has been the premier voice on how the best organizations actually "do" change. John Kotter's bestseller Leading Change has outlined an actionable, 8-step process for implementing successful transformations and has become the change bible for managers around the world. Business Week magazine rated Kotter the #1 "leadership guru" in America based on a survey they conducted of over 500 different companies. His newest work released September 2006, Our Iceberg Is Melting, puts the 8-step process within an allegory, making it accessible to the broad range of people needed to effect major organizational transformations.

Professor Kotter is the author of 15 books, a collection that has given him more honors and awards than any other writer on the topics of leadership and change. In addition to Our Iceberg is Melting (2006) and Leading Change (1996), other works by Professor Kotter include of The Heart of Change (2002), John P. Kotter on What leaders Really Do (1999), Matsushita Leadership (1997), Corporate Culture and Performance (1992), A Force for Change (1990), The Leadership Factor (1998), and Power and Influence (1985)., His educational articles in the Harvard Business Review have sold a million and a half copies.

Professor Kotter's honors include an Exxon Award for Innovation in Graduate Business School Curriculum Design, and a Johnson, Smith & Knisely Award for New Perspectives in Business Leadership. In 1996, Professor Kotter's Leading Change was named the #1 management book of the year by Management General. In 1998, his Matsushita Leadership won first place in the Financial Times, Booz-Allen Global Business Book Competition for biography/autobiography.


At 12:18 AM, Blogger Dotty Posto said...

Hey - I know this is old -and curious where you got the visuals with the penguins and the questions. Would love to use them in a training class I have. I can't read the web address on the bottom.


At 12:18 AM, Blogger Dotty Posto said...

Hey - I know this is old -and curious where you got the visuals with the penguins and the questions. Would love to use them in a training class I have. I can't read the web address on the bottom.


At 2:28 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

the url at the bottom reads ""


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