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Force for Change: How Leadership Differs from Management by John P. Kotter. Free Pr,1990
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by Free Press
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Rocky Woolery
Sep 19, 2016 Rocky Woolery rated it liked it
Good insights, but it is a bit old. I have to wonder how much might have changed in the last 26 years.
George
May 31, 2015 George rated it it was amazing
This was a great book! I highly recommend it to anyone in a leadership or management role (or aspiring to one) as food for thought on how they are structuring their efforts and how their corporation is structuring its overall efforts. Kotter argues that most organizations are over-managed and under-led, which is admittedly a little hip and trendy and cliche; however he does an excellent job of defining leadership versus management and proceeds to explain what leadership looks like in comparison ...more
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While a little dated at this point (published in1990) "A Force For Change" makes a powerful argument for the importance of leadership in the modern business world.

John Kotter argues that modern businesses typically produce managers rather than leaders. Kotter goes to great lengths to distinguish between the two. Essentially management keeps things moving in a constant direction whereas leadership makes change happen. Both are necessary but businesses tend to produce only managers, with disastrou
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Kristin
Jul 16, 2011 Kristin rated it really liked it
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Kotter's earlier work. I love the clarity of his distinctions between leadership and management. We use this as the foundation for our discussion in class. Being older now, this book can be tough to find. You can also get the concepts from his Harvard Business Review article.

My Tweet: Establishing direction, aligning people, motivating and inspiring produces change vs. actions that produce predictable results and order. Leaders can be built.
Naing Moe
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A must read book for those who are interested in leadership.
Justin Ryder
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Could have been written *yesterday*. Timeless leadership principles and description of culture creation. Loved it.
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John P. Kotter, world-renowned expert on leadership, is the author of many books, including Leading Change, Our Iceberg is Melting, The Heart of Change, and his latest book, That's Not How We Do It Here!. He is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, and a graduate of MIT and Harvard. He is co-founder of Kotter International, a change management an ...more
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