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Force For Change: How Leadership Differs from Management by [Kotter, John P.]
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William H. Genge

Chairman, Ketchum Communications, Inc.

John Kotter demythologizes the concept of leadership and clearly distinguishes it from management. In the process, he provides new guidelines for leaders and managers trying to optimize their relationships and effectiveness.



Paul Fulton

President, Sara Lee Corporation

Kotter's insights are remarkable. "A Force for Change" will be required reading for all our young managers.



Michael M. Lombardo

Center for Creative Leadership

The most compelling and incisive description of leadership processes and structures that I've ever seen.



Thomas J. Mithen

General Electric

Full of powerful, useful ideas that will be of great service to those who have been struggling to define and assess leadership.



Warren R. Wilhelm

AMOCO Corporation

One not only learns from his book, but is excited by it. The weaving of research results and case examples is extremely effective.



Robert E. Gregory, Jr.

President, VF Corporation

"A Force for Change" will be received as the seminal work on the nature and function of leadership.



Irvine 0. Hockaday, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

There are many echoes but few voices writing about leadership and management these days. John Kotter's is one of those voices. His concepts offer fresh perspectives which hit home with force and endurance.



Thomas J. Mithen General Electric Full of powerful, useful ideas that will be of great service to those who have been struggling to define and assess leadership.

Paul Fulton President, Sara Lee Corporation Kotter's insights are remarkable. "A Force for Change" will be required reading for all our young managers.

William H. Genge Chairman, Ketchum Communications, Inc. John Kotter demythologizes the concept of leadership and clearly distinguishes it from management. In the process, he provides new guidelines for leaders and managers trying to optimize their relationships and effectiveness.

Michael M. Lombardo Center for Creative Leadership The most compelling and incisive description of leadership processes and structures that I've ever seen.

Warren R. Wilhelm AMOCO Corporation One not only learns from his book, but is excited by it. The weaving of research results and case examples is extremely effective.

Irvine 0. Hockaday, Jr. Chief Executive Officer, Hallmark Cards, Inc. There are many echoes but few voices writing about leadership and management these days. John Kotter's is one of those voices. His concepts offer fresh perspectives which hit home with force and endurance.

Robert E. Gregory, Jr. President, VF Corporation "A Force for Change" will be received as the seminal work on the nature and function of leadership.

About the Author

John P. Kotter is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Business School. He has won McKinsey awards for two "Harvard Business Review" articles and has received the 1985 Johnson, Smith and Knisely Award for new perspectives on executive leadership. Professor Kotter has achieved international recognition as an expert on leadership in business with his works "The General Managers, Power and Influence, " and "The Leadership Factor, " which have been translated into six languages.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (30 Jun. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AHEBHJC
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #362,939 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By A Customer on 22 May 2002
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John Kotter in his book A Force for Change, describes in detail three subprocesses that are the foundation of leadership. The first is the developing a vision of the future. Kotter believes that this must be along with the strategies for producing the changes needed to achieve that vision. The second is aligning people. According Kotter this involves communication direction and developing coalitions committed to achievement of the vision. The third is keeping people moving in the right direction by appealing to very basic, but often untapped human needs, values and emotions. Kotter distinguish management and leadership. He supports that management produces a degree of predictability and order and has the potential of consistency producing key results expected by various stakeholders.
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This lucid, compelling and elegant book is yet another tour de force from Kotter, a long-standing Professor at Harvard Business School and a leading authority on the subject of business leadership. His inspiration for A Force for Change came, he tells us, from his research for a previous book, The Leadership Factor, during which he became convinced of the importance of the difference between management and leadership, and of the fact that this difference was badly understood by many business people. Kotter is scientific in his methods: he surveyed 200 senior executives working for twelve of American's most successful corporations and then talked in detail to individuals who offered specific instances of highly effective business leadership. Kotter, to labour the point, is not making this stuff up.

Management, says Kotter, in a typically telling phrase, is all about homeostasis: it aims to keep a system functioning at maximum efficiency by keeping critical variables within increasingly tightly-defined limits. Management requires consistent results; it hates surprises; it takes no risks; it does not seek excitement. Leadership, of course, is the opposite. Leadership produces change. That is its primary function. By definition, change is risky. Leaders need a vision of the (perhaps distant) future. They must, according to Kotter, 'align' their teams with the direction in which the leader wants to move. Getting everybody aligned with this direction is not, he argues, an organisational problem, as many people imagine it to be - it is an inspirational problem, and people cannot be genuinely inspired by the techniques that are used (quite successfully) to achieve a typical 'managerial' result.
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This is an excellent book that distinguishes clearly from the often misunderstood roles of leaders and managers. Dr. Kotter, a brilliant author and leadership expert, shows us the way. I suggest you also read a superb book I recently purchased with this one; it gets into what a leader must do to be successful on the job--it's available at Amazon also: "The Leader's Guide: 15 Essential Skills."
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Worth its weight in goal. Excellent condition
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Good book and good service... thanks
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