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Latest Research

Kotter has long been something of a research laboratory — testing, learning from, and evolving the work with Dr. Kotter. True to our principles, we value many voices versus few in all that we do. In that spirit, we want you to be a part of it! This working paper shares the latest unpublished reports of the firm’s research-in-progress. At the end you will find a feedback section where we invite you to give us your thoughts and questions.



The Problem With Data

Our ability to find, create, manipulate, and use data has grown hugely every decade for at least half a century. But, some evidence shows that too much reliance on these abundant numbers is driving slow, incremental growth, not the leaps in strategic creativity that keeps organizations growing and innovating exponentially. What is keeping this data from helping us grow? Human Hardwiring.

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The Case For Change Leadership In Development Projects

Change management is a discipline that focuses on the process, tools, systems and techniques to help organizations implement successful projects on budget, on time, and with minimal disruption. These elements of change management are instrumental to a successful change, and there are many examples of where these aspects are done well – both in the public and private sector. But change management alone will not be enough to drive transformation.

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The Path To Transformation In Education

Does the Kotter 8 Step Model for Leading Change work in a education setting? Yes. Dr. John Kotter and Dr. Vanessa Akhtar discuss how the 8 Steps can apply specifically to the unique situation of educators and educational institutions from K12 to universities.

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There's A Better Way To Restructure Your Organization

Typical approaches to restructuring focus on reducing costs, finding synergies, and creating a more streamlined organization. Without a focus on the people and the human hardwiring that drives them, any restructuring won't reach its potential.

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Survey Results

A Year In Change

It's been a little over a year since the COVID-19 Pandemic changed pretty much everything about how we work, live, and interact. Late last year, Kotter and our partners at Entromy conducted a survey of over 500 workers from around the world to learn more about how this year of total change had impacted them and their workplaces. We are thrilled to share with you our findings in our new report, A Year In Change: 2020's Lasting Impact on Organizations and their Employees.

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Prioritizing Through Tumultuous Times

Federal leaders and their teams are deep in the process of defining priorities and mapping critical plans. How do you prioritize when seemingly everything is urgent and in need of immediate attention? With an overlay of Kotter’s latest model, Survive + Thrive, we have identified three key ways to prioritize and lead change in government with confidence and agility, despite unknown.

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Webinar Replay + Guide

Leading Rapid Change

There is more change, occurring at a rapidly increasing velocity, and organizations do not have the luxury of time - they must respond immediately. Watch a replay of our webinar, Leading Rapid Change, to help you lead rapid change.

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Survey Results

Managing COVID-19 Challenges and Identifying Opportunities: Survey Results

Kotter partnered with Entromy to conduct a global survey about how COVID-19 is impacting work and leaders. This report shares the data we gathered and includes helpful steps you can take to lead your team through this new normal we’re experiencing.

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8 Recession Leadership Pitfalls: How To Spot + Avoid Them To Come Out Stronger

The decisions you as a leader have to make during a recession will have a lasting impact on your organization and the people you lead. We have identified eight common leadership pitfalls, the steps you can take to avoid them, and examples of organizations who have done it. Download this eBook to discover how you can recession-proof your organization and come out stronger.

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Making 1+1=3: 
Hierarchies And Networks

Based on Dr. John Kotter’s research and our own work in the field with clients, this eBook details the best way that organizations can equip themselves in this disrupt-or-be-disrupted world.

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8 Steps To Accelerate Change In Your Organization

The award-winning 8-Step Process for Leading Change has helped countless organizations transform. This eBook will guide you through the steps and show the progression from the original 8-Step process to the expanded version from Accelerate.

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That's Not How We Do It Here! Podcast Series

In the lead up to the release of his latest book, Dr. Kotter sat down with some Kotter colleagues and recorded a 5-episode podcast series. In the series, he discusses the book, his long career, and what’s next for his research.


Discussion Guide

That's Not How We Do It Here! Leaders Guide

Dr. John Kotter’s latest book, That’s Not How We Do It Here! is a great resource for any team experiencing a transformation. This robust leader’s guide will help your team discuss the key themes in the book, and relate them to your experiences.

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