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Recruiting at Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co.

by Andrew Burtis Herminia Ibarra John P. Kotter John J. Gabarro

Examines the recruiting process of Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co. (BHC), an investment banking firm known for its work with middle market companies. Specifically, presents a profile of the firm and its recruiting process and then examines that process through the firm's recruiting efforts at Harvard Business School (HBS). Includes the resumes of 17 second-year HBS students who sought interviews for an associate position with BHC and raises the issue of how interview selections were made from those resumes.

Jack Thomas

by Andrew Burtis John P. Kotter

This redisguised version of an earlier case, Tom Levick, provides an updated setting but does not change the teaching objectives. Chronicles the first six weeks of experience on the job for a recent business school graduate. Emphasis is on managing upwards--particularly with respect to errors discovered by the protaganist for which his boss was responsible. Provides background data.

Build the Guiding Team: Toward Successful Large-Scale Change

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

Any team that is going to make change happen has to be emotionally committed and trusting of each other. This chapter describes the characteristics of effective guiding teams and shows you how to assemble a team of the right people, with the appropriate skills, leadership capacity, organizational credibility, and the connections to handle organizational change.

Change Leadership: The Kotter Collection

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

Change Leadership: The Kotter Collection

Communicate for Buy-In: Toward Successful Large-Scale Change

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

In successful change efforts, the direction of change is widely communicated for both understanding and gut-level buy-in. This chapter guides you through this step in the change process, highlighting some of the reasons vision communication typically fails, and providing examples of what it looks like when organizations succeed at getting as many people as possible acting to make the change vision a reality.

Create Short-Term Wins: Toward Successful Large-Scale Change

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

People are more likely to endorse change when they have short-term, achievable goals. Sufficient wins that are visible, timely, unambiguous, and meaningful to others, motivate people and hasten change.

Don't Let Up: Toward Successful Large-Scale Change

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

After short-term wins have been achieved, and momentum built, leaders must continue to maintain a sense of urgency about change and not declare victory prematurely. This chapter describes how some organizations have tackled the challenge of keeping energy and urgency up through wave after wave of change.

Empower Action: Toward Successful Large-Scale Change

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

In highly successful change efforts, when people begin to understand and act on a change vision, you remove barriers in their paths. This chapter demonstrates how to remove common sources of employee disempowerment using examples from several organizations.

Get the Vision Right: Toward Successful Large-Scale Change

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

Large-scale change can occur only when organizations have a clear, compelling vision of the future. This chapter guides you through the process of creating the right vision and strategies to guide action in all the remaining stages of change, providing several examples from real organizations.

The Heart of Change: Appealing to the Heart, Not the Mind

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

People change what they do less because they are given analysis that shifts their thinking than because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings. This is especially the case in large-scale organizational change, where you're dealing with new technologies, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, new strategies, cultural transformation, globalization and e-business. To understand why some organizations are leaping into the future more successfully than others, you need to understand the flow of effective large-scale change efforts.

The Heart of Change Field Guide

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

In 1996, John P. Kotter's Leading Change became a runaway best seller, outlining an eight-step program for organizational change that was embraced by executives around the world. Then, Kotter and co-author Dan Cohen's The Heart of Change introduced the revolutionary "see-feel-change" approach, which helped executives understand the crucial role of emotion in successful change efforts. Now, The Heart of Change Field Guide provides leaders and managers tools, frameworks, and advice for bringing these breakthrough change methods to life within their own organizations. Written by Dan Cohen and with a foreword by John P. Kotter, the guide provides a practical framework for implementing each step in the change process, as well as a new three-phase approach to execution: creating a climate for change, engaging and enabling the whole organization, and implementing and sustaining change. Hands-on diagnostics--including a crucial "change readiness module"--reveal the dynamics that will help or hinder success at each phase of the change process. Both flexible and scaleable, the frameworks presented in this guide can be tailored for any size or type of change initiative. Filled with practical tools, checklists, and expert commentary, this must-have guide translates the most powerful approaches available for creating successful change into concrete, actionable steps for you and your organization. Dan Cohen is the co-author, with John P. Kotter, of The Heart of Change, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting, LLC.

Increase Urgency: Toward Successful Large-Scale Change

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

In successful change efforts, the first step is making sure sufficient people act with sufficient urgency. Without enough urgency, large-scale change can become an exercise in pushing a gigantic boulder up a very tall mountain.

Make Change Stick: Toward Successful Large-Scale Change

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

Keeping change in place requires the creation of a new, supportive, and sufficiently strong organizational culture. A supportive culture provides roots for the new ways of operating. This chapter describes how to use the power of culture to help make a transformation stick.

Successful Organizational Change: The Kotter-Cohen Collection (2 Books)

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

Learn how to lead organizational change with this Harvard Business Review digital collection. The Heart of Change is your guide to helping people think and feel differently in order to meet your shared goals. According to bestselling author and renowned leadership expert John Kotter and coauthor Dan Cohen, this focus on connecting with people's emotions is what will spark the behavior change and actions that lead to success. The Heart of Change Field Guide provides leaders and managers with tools, frameworks, and advice for bringing these breakthrough change methods to life within their own organizations.

We See, We Feel, We Change: Leading Change Successfully

by Dan S. Cohen John P. Kotter

In story after story of highly successful change methods, you find a pattern that is closer to the heart than to strategy. People are sensitive to the emotions that undermine change, and they find ways to reduce it. People are sensitive to the emotions that facilitate change, and they find ways to enhance those feelings. This is true throughout all eight stages of the change process.

Leadership, Strategy and Innovation/Innovation in Health Care Collection

by Jon R. Katzenbach Clayton M. Christensen Renée Mauborgne W. Chan Kim William W. George Daniel Goleman Peter F. Drucker Thomas H. Lee Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg Michael E. Porter John P. Kotter

How can management cure health care’s ills? This digital collection, curated by Harvard Business Review, includes the ideas and best practices for transforming health care.

Accelerate

by John P. Kotter

Based on the award-winning article in Harvard Business Review, from global leadership expert John Kotter. It’s a familiar scene in organizations today: a new competitive threat or a big opportunity emerges. You quickly create a strategic initiative in response and appoint your best people to make change happen. And it does--but not fast enough. Or effectively enough. Real value gets lost and, ultimately, things drift back to the default status. Why is this scenario so frequently repeated in industries and organizations across the world? In the groundbreaking new book Accelerate (XLR8), leadership and change management expert, and best-selling author, John Kotter provides a fascinating answer--and a powerful new framework for competing and winning in a world of constant turbulence and disruption. Kotter explains how traditional organizational hierarchies evolved to meet the daily demands of running an enterprise. For most companies, the hierarchy is the singular operating system at the heart of the firm. But the reality is, this system simply is not built for an environment where change has become the norm. Kotter advocates a new system--a second, more agile, network-like structure that operates in concert with the hierarchy to create what he calls a "dual operating system”--one that allows companies to capitalize on rapid-fire strategic challenges and still make their numbers. Accelerate (XLR8) vividly illustrates the five core principles underlying the new network system, the eight Accelerators that drive it, and how leaders must create urgency in others through role modeling. And perhaps most crucial, the book reveals how the best companies focus and align their people’s energy and urgency around what Kotter calls the big opportunity. If you’re a pioneer, a leader who knows that bold change is necessary to survive and thrive in an ever-changing world, this book will help you accelerate into a better, more profitable future.

Accelerate!

by John P. Kotter

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Accelerate

by John P. Kotter

Based on the award-winning article in Harvard Business Review, from global leadership expert John Kotter.It's a familiar scene in organizations today: a new competitive threat or a big opportunity emerges. You quickly create a strategic initiative in response and appoint your best people to make change happen. And it does-but not fast enough. Or effectively enough. Real value gets lost and, ultimately, things drift back to the default status.Why is this scenario so frequently repeated in industries and organizations across the world? In the groundbreaking new book Accelerate (XLR8), leadership and change management expert, and best-selling author, John Kotter provides a fascinating answer-and a powerful new framework for competing and winning in a world of constant turbulence and disruption.Kotter explains how traditional organizational hierarchies evolved to meet the daily demands of running an enterprise. For most companies, the hierarchy is the singular operating system at the heart of the firm. But the reality is, this system simply is not built for an environment where change has become the norm. Kotter advocates a new system-a second, more agile, network-like structure that operates in concert with the hierarchy to create what he calls a "dual operating system"-one that allows companies to capitalize on rapid-fire strategic challenges and still make their numbers.Accelerate (XLR8) vividly illustrates the five core principles underlying the new network system, the eight Accelerators that drive it, and how leaders must create urgency in others through role modeling. And perhaps most crucial, the book reveals how the best companies focus and align their people's energy and urgency around what Kotter calls the big opportunity.If you're a pioneer, a leader who knows that bold change is necessary to survive and thrive in an ever-changing world, this book will help you accelerate into a better, more profitable future.

Accelerate

by John P. Kotter

Based on the award-winning article in Harvard Business Review, from global leadership expert John Kotter.It's a familiar scene in organizations today: a new competitive threat or a big opportunity emerges. You quickly create a strategic initiative in response and appoint your best people to make change happen. And it does-but not fast enough. Or effectively enough. Real value gets lost and, ultimately, things drift back to the default status.Why is this scenario so frequently repeated in industries and organizations across the world? In the groundbreaking new book Accelerate (XLR8), leadership and change management expert, and best-selling author, John Kotter provides a fascinating answer-and a powerful new framework for competing and winning in a world of constant turbulence and disruption.Kotter explains how traditional organizational hierarchies evolved to meet the daily demands of running an enterprise. For most companies, the hierarchy is the singular operating system at the heart of the firm. But the reality is, this system simply is not built for an environment where change has become the norm. Kotter advocates a new system-a second, more agile, network-like structure that operates in concert with the hierarchy to create what he calls a "dual operating system"-one that allows companies to capitalize on rapid-fire strategic challenges and still make their numbers.Accelerate (XLR8) vividly illustrates the five core principles underlying the new network system, the eight Accelerators that drive it, and how leaders must create urgency in others through role modeling. And perhaps most crucial, the book reveals how the best companies focus and align their people's energy and urgency around what Kotter calls the big opportunity.If you're a pioneer, a leader who knows that bold change is necessary to survive and thrive in an ever-changing world, this book will help you accelerate into a better, more profitable future.

Anchoring New Approaches in the Culture: Overcoming Barriers to Organizational Change

by John P. Kotter

When the new practices made in a transformation effort are not compatible with the relevant cultures, they will always be subject to regression. Changes in a work group, a division, or an entire company can come undone, even after years of effort, because the new approaches haven't been anchored firmly in group norms and values. This chapter was originally published as Chapter 10 of "Leading Change."

Behave with Urgency Every Day: Winning the Hearts and Minds of Change Agents

by John P. Kotter

Almost everyone is too busy today. But when you're going from one meeting to the next, all on different topics, all run inefficiently, attitudes and feelings about urgency drain out through sheer exhaustion. A steadily growing wave of people behaving with real urgency each and every day can help organizations conquer cynicism and negativity.

Bring the Outside In: Increasing True Urgency by Winning Hearts and Minds

by John P. Kotter

Organizations of any size or age tend to be too internally oriented. The disconnect between what insiders see, feel, and think, on the one hand, and external opportunities and hazards, on the other, can be astonishing. This inside-outside gap always reduces an organization's sense of urgency, and must be diminished if organizations hope to implement change successfully.

Buy-In

by John P. Kotter

You've got a good idea. You know it could make a crucial difference for you, your organization, 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.It doesn't have to be this way, maintain John Kotter and Lorne Whitehead. In Buy-In, they reveal 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. Then engage these adversaries with tactics tailored to each strategy. By "inviting in the lions" to critique your idea--and being prepared for them--you'll capture busy people's attention, help them grasp your proposal's value, and secure their commitment to implementing the solution.The book presents a fresh and amusing fictional narrative showing attack strategies in action. It then provides several specific counterstrategies for each basic category the authors have defined--including:· Death-by-delay: Your enemies push discussion of your idea so far into the future it's forgotten.· Confusion: They present so much data that confidence in your proposal dies.· Fearmongering: Critics catalyze irrational anxieties about your idea.· Character assassination: They slam your reputation and credibility.Smart, practical, and filled with useful advice, Buy-In equips you to anticipate and combat attacks--so your good idea makes it through to make a positive change.

Communicating the Change Vision: Overcoming Barriers to Organizational Change

by John P. Kotter

Communicating a vision for change and gaining understanding and commitment to a new direction is never an easy task, especially in large enterprises. However, the new vision must be constantly and effectively communicated in order to create a shared sense of a desirable future, which helps motivate and coordinate the transformation effort. This chapter was originally published as Chapter 6 of "Leading Change."

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