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Kotter, John P. 1947-

Works: 304 works in 942 publications in 22 languages and 28,320 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Fiction  Encyclopedias  History  Biography  Fables  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Singer, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: HD58.8, 658.406
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John P Kotter
Leading change by John P Kotter( Book )
67 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 4,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the ill-fated dot-com bubble to unprecedented M & A activity to scandal, greed, and, ultimately, recession -- we've learned that widespread and difficult change is no longer the exception. It's the rule. The author's eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations across the globe. By outlining the process organizations have used to achieve transformational goals and by identifying where and how even top performers derail during the change process, the author provides a practical resource for leaders and managers charged with making change initiatives work
The heart of change : real-life stories of how people change their organizations by John P Kotter( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Kotter and co-author Dan Cohen delve deeper into the subject of change to get to the heart of how change actually happens. Through real-life stories from people in the trenches, in all kinds of organizations, the authors attack the fundamental problem that underlies every major transformation: How do you go beyond simply getting your message across to truly changing people's behavior?
Our iceberg is melting : changing and succeeding under any conditions by John P Kotter( Book )
70 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this business management fable, one penguin notices something problem that could become a big problem for the whole colony, but the other penguins don't want to listen, so he must convince and enlist the help of others to get something done
The leadership factor by John P Kotter( Book )
27 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains what effective corporate leadership is. Demonstrates through case studies how poor management and superior management affected different firms. Describes executive development programs and practices that increase the quality and quantity of leadership
A force for change : how leadership differs from management by John P Kotter( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The critics who despair of the coming of imaginative, charismatic leaders to replace the so-called manipulative caretakers of American corporations don't tell us much about what leadership actually is, or, for that matter, what management is either. Now, John P. Kotter, who focused on why we have a leadership crisis in The Leadership Factor shows here, with compelling evidence, what leadership really means today, why it is rarely associated with larger-than-life charismatics, precisely how it is different from management, and yet why both good leadership and management are essential for business success, especially for complex organizations operating in changing environments. Leadership, Kotter clearly demonstrates, is for the most part not a god-like figure transforming subordinates into superhumans, but is in fact a process that creates change -- a process which often involves hundreds or even thousands of "little acts of leadership" orchestrated by people who have the profound insight to realize this. Building on his landmark study of 15 successful general managers, Kotter presents detailed accounts of how senior and middle managers in major corporations, in close concert with colleagues and subordinates, were able to create a leadership process that put into action hundreds of commonsense ideas and procedures that, in combination with competent management, produced extraordinary results. This leadership turned NCR from a loser to a big winner in automated teller machines, despite intense competition from IBM. The same process at American Express and SAS helped businesses grow dramatically despite the fact that they were "mature" and "commodity-like." Kotter also shows how leadership turned around operations at P&G and Kodak; produced huge business successes at PepsiCo, ARCO, and ConAgra; and made the impossible occasionally happen at Digital. Thousands of companies today are overmanaged and underled, John Kotter concludes, not because managers lack charisma, but because far too few executives have a clear understanding of what leadership is and what it can accomplish. Without such a vision, even the most capable people have great difficulty trying to lead effectively and to create the cultures which will help others to lead
A sense of urgency by John P Kotter( Book )
30 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his international bestseller "Leading Change," Kotter provided an action plan for implementing successful transformations. Now, he shines the spotlight on the crucial first step in his framework: creating a sense of urgency by getting people to actually see and feel the need for change
The general managers by John P Kotter( Book )
27 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this unprecedented study of America's leading executives, John Kotter shatters the popular management notion of the effective "generalist" manager who can step into any business or division and run it. Based on his first-hand observations of fifteen top GMs from nine major companies, Kotter persuasively shows that the best manager is actually a specialist who has spent most of his or her career in one industry, learning its intricacies and establishing cooperative working relationships. Acquiring the painstaking knowledge and large, informal networks vital to being a successful manager takes years; outsiders, no matter how talented or well-trained seldom can do as well, this in-depth profile reveals. Much more than a fascinating collective portrait of the day-to-day activities of today's top executives, The General Managers provides stimulating new insights into the nature of modern management and the tactics of its most accomplished practitioners
Corporate culture and performance by John P Kotter( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Going far beyond previous empirical work, John Kotter and James Heskett provide the first comprehensive critical analysis of how the "culture" of a corporation powerfully influences its economic performance, for better or for worse. Through painstaking research at such firms as Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, ICI, Nissan, and First Chicago, as well as a quantitative study of the relationship between culture and performance in more than 200 companies, the authors describe how shared values and unwritten rules can profoundly enhance economic success or, conversely, lead to failure to adapt to changing markets and environments." "With penetrating insight, Kotter and Heskett trace the roots of both healthy and unhealthy cultures, demonstrating how easily the latter emerge, especially in firms which have experienced much past success. Challenging the widely held belief that "strong" corporate cultures create excellent business performance, Kotter and Heskett show that while many shared values and institutionalized practices can promote good performances in some instances, those cultures can also be characterized by arrogance, inward focus, and bureaucracy--features that undermine an organization's ability to adapt to change. They also show that even "contextually or strategically appropriate" cultures--ones that fit a firm's strategy and business context--will not promote excellent performance over long periods of time unless they facilitate the adoption of strategies and practices that continuously respond to changing markets and new competitive environments."
John P. Kotter on what leaders really do by John P Kotter( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With the relentless change and escalating uncertainty that define our times, the need for strong leadership in business, government, and society has never been greater. Careers, customers, and communities all suffer in a poorly run enterprise. Sure to be eagerly embraced by Kotter's huge global following, John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do provides an invaluable opportunity to consider the core issues that lie at the heart of leadership and to rethink our own relationship to the work of leaders."--BOOK JACKET
Power and influence by John P Kotter( Book )
34 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In today's complex work world, things no longer get done simply because someone issues an order and someone else follows it. Most of us work in socially intricate organizations where we need the help not only of subordinates but of colleagues, superiors, and outsiders to accomplish our goals. This often leaves us in a "power gap" because we must depend on people over whom we have little or no explicit control. This is a book about how to bridge that gap: how to exercise the power and influence you need to get things done through others when your responsibilities exceed your formal authority. Full of original ideas and expert insights about how organizations'and the people in them'function, Power and Influence goes further, demonstrating that lower-level personnel also need strong leadership skills and interpersonal know-how to perform well. Kotter shows how you can develop sufficient resources of "unofficial" power and influence to achieve goals, steer clear of conflicts, foster creative team behavior, and gain the cooperation and support you need from subordinates, coworkers, superiors'even people outside your department or organization. He also shows how you can avoid the twin traps of naivete and cynicism when dealing with power relationships, and how to use your power without abusing it. Power and Influence is essential for top managers who need to overcome the infighting, foot-dragging, and politicking that can destroy both morale and profits; for middle managers who don't want their careers sidetracked by unproductive power struggles; for professionals hindered by bureaucratic obstacles and deadline delays; and for staff workers who have to "manage the boss." This is not a book for those who want to "grab" power for their own ends. But if you'd like to create smooth, responsive working relationships and increase your personal effectiveness on the job, Kotter can show you how'and make the dynamics of power work for you instead of against you
Power in management by John P Kotter( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new rules : how to succeed in today's post-corporate world by John P Kotter( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a landmark twenty-year study of 115 members of the Harvard Business School's Class of 1974, this vital and important book describes how the globalization of markets and competition is altering career paths, wage levels, the structure and functioning of corporations, and the very nature of work itself. THE NEW RULES INCLUDE: New Rule #1: Conventional career paths through large corporations no longer lead to success as they once did; New Rule #4: The greatest opportunities have shifted away from professional management in manufacturing to consulting and other service industries; New Rule #7: Success requires high personal standards and a strong desire to win
Matsushita Leadership : lessons from the 20th century's most remarkable entrepreneur by John P Kotter( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He was one of the most inspirational role models of all time. Thrown into poverty at age four, Konosuke Matsushita (Mat-SOSH-ta) struggled with the early deaths of family members, an apprenticeship which demanded sixteen-hour days at age nine, all the problems associated with starting a business with neither money nor connections, the death of his only son, the Great Depression, the horror of World War II in Japan, and more. Yet John P. Kotter shows how, instead of being ground down by these hardships, Matsushita grew to be a fabulously successful entrepreneur and business leader, the founder of Japan's General Electric: the $65 billion a year Matsushita Electric Corporation. His accomplishments as a leader, author, educator, philanthropist, and management innovator are astonishing, and outshine even Soichiro Honda, J.C. Penny, Sam Walton, and Henry Ford. In this immensely readable book, Kotter relates how Matsushita created a large business, invented management practices that are increasingly being used today, helped lead his country's economic miracle after World War II, wrote dozens of books in his latter years, founded a graduate school of leadership, created Japan's version of a Nobel Prize, and gave away hundreds of millions to good causes. Matsushita Leadership is both a biography and a set of lessons for careers and corporations in the 21st century. An inspirational story and a business primer, the implications are powerful, for organizations and for living a meaningful life
Buy-in : saving your good idea from getting shot down by John P Kotter( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how to effectively present and carry through one's business idea, focusing on the key areas of contention that opponents will offer and detailing how to combat each of them
Mayors in action: five approaches to urban governance by John P Kotter( Book )
9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Organizational dynamics : diagnosis and intervention by John P Kotter( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SCC library has 1983-current
Organization : text, cases, and readings on the management of organizational design and change by John P Kotter( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accelerate : building strategic agility for a faster-moving world by John P Kotter( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes how organizations can learn to move swiftly to accommodate change while still providing the necessary structures that nurture employees and long-term success
International encyclopedia of business and management by Malcolm Warner( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text meets the growing need for an international work of reference in the field of business and management. Providing users with an analysis of the history, theory, practice and future developments of business and management topics worldwide, this work gives an interdisciplinary key to both understanding and practice. It provides introductions to business and management topics, offering international perspectives. The broad and diverse range of information offered is presented in a clear, structured format
Self-assessment and career development by John P Kotter( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Koters, Džons 1947-
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