Leadership & Change Management Guru
John P. Kotter is internationally known and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on the topics of leadership and change. His is the premier voice on how the best organizations actually achieve successful transformations. The Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, and a graduate of MIT and Harvard, Kotter’s vast experience and knowledge on successful change and leadership have been proven time and again. Most recently, Kotter has been involved in the creation and co-founding of Kotter International, a leadership organization that helps Global 5000 company leaders develop the practical skills and implementation methodologies required to lead change in a complex, large-scale business environment. Read More >
In this presentation audiences will learn how companies can achieve goals and how important it is to have successful leadership in order to make change happen. With specific attention to a company’s efforts, successes, and failures, John Kotter reveals why change is so hard, and provides an actionable, eight-step process for implementing successful transformations:
You've got a good idea. You know it could make a crucial difference for you, your organization, and your community. You present it to the group, but get confounding questions, inane comments, and verbal bullets in return. Before you know what's happened, your idea is dead, shot down. You're furious. Everyone has lost: Those who would have benefited from your proposal? You. Your company. Perhaps even the country. Read More >
It doesn't have to be this way. In this presentation, John Kotter reveals how to win the support your idea needs to deliver valuable results. The key? Understand the generic attack strategies that naysayers and obfuscators deploy time and time again. Smart, practical, and filled with useful advice, Kotter’s presentation explores a fresh and amusing narrative showing attack strategies in action. It then provides several specific counterstrategies for each basic category the authors have defined, including: Read Less ^
Most organizational change initiatives fail spectacularly at worst or deliver lukewarm results at best. In this thought-provoking presentation, speaker John Kotter shines the spotlight on the crucial first step in his framework: creating a sense of urgency by getting people to actually see and feel the need for change. Read More >
Why focus on urgency? Without it, any change effort is doomed. Kotter reveals the insidious nature of complacency in all its forms and guises. He explains: how to go beyond "the business case" for change to overcome the fear and anger that can suppress urgency; ways to ensure that your actions and behaviors—not just your words—communicate the need for change; and how to keep fanning the flames of urgency even after your transformation effort has scored some early successes. Read Less ^
When change is needed in an organization, sometimes the hardest part is getting everyone to believe it. John Kotter will introduce his eight steps for successful change in an easy-to-understand format. By providing the guidance needed in an ever-changing world, audiences will begin to see how dealing with the challenges of change can be compelling when presented in the right way.
As the economy and world change, so must organizations. The pressure for organizations to modify their business will only increase in the years to come. Many times a good plan can get lost in the midst of implementation. The methods used to restructure or reorganize often fail due to complacency, loss of traction, lack of leadership, and other barriers. Learn from change management speaker John Kotter how great companies succeed where others fail to achieve lasting change in today’s world.
Many organizations today are over-managed and under-led because people do not know the difference between management and leadership. There are significant differences and each have an effect, both negative and positive, on a company’s performance. John Kotter will explain and motivate the vital importance of the right leadership needed for a company’s success.