Leading Change

Kotter Methodology

There’s a science to change — and Kotter pioneered it.

The Science of Change

Why do some organizations outperform others? Why do some individual managers and executives produce so much more? What allows individuals and enterprises to sustain high levels of performance over time?

These questions have fueled the career-spanning research that has made Dr. John Kotter the world’s foremost change expert. Everything we do is grounded in his academic work and honed in the field alongside our partners.

Our evolving research is founded on a deeper understanding of:

  • Effective strategies, principles, and tactics to lead complex change
  • The limitations of traditional organization structures
  • Human nature and our response to threats and opportunities
The 8-Steps For Leading Change

John Kotter’s book Leading Change introduced the 8 Steps framework. His subsequent Harvard Business Review article and book, Accelerate, modernized the 8 Steps by evolving it from a linear model built for episodic change into an iterative model suited for today’s world, where change is constant.

The 4 Core Change Principles

Kotter’s 4 Core Change Principles represent the mindsets, attitudes, and leadership behaviors needed to drive change. When used consistently and fully embraced, they are the key to unlocking the power of the 8 Accelerators.

Kotter's is a universally foundational methodology, over which many frameworks can lay and have their results amplified by the pure engagement Kotter's approach drives.

Len SchlesingerPresident Emeritus, Babson College

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Accelerate!

The Evolution of the 21st Century Organization.

The world is changing faster than ever before, and many organizations can’t keep up. In this video, Dr. Kotter explains why people struggle with major transformation, and how a dual operating system that combines the traditional hierarchy with an agile network creates a more adaptable organization.

Learn more with our Hierarchies + Networks e-book.

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Survive + Thrive

The Human Hardwired Response to Change

Evolution has resulted in a two-channel system – Survive and Thrive – which influences how we respond to threats and opportunities.

The vast majority of people tend to seriously underestimate the power of our built-in survival instinct and how it can, inadvertently, overwhelm our capacity to see opportunities, innovate, adapt, lead, and change for the better.

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