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John Kotter

A leading authority on Leadership and Change

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Regarded by many as the authority on leadership and change, John P. Kotter is a New York Times best-selling author, award winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and Harvard Professor. His ideas and books, as well as his company, Kotter International, have helped mobilise people around the world to better lead organizations and their own lives, in an era of increasingly rapid change.

John was ranked #37 in the Thinkers50 global ranking on management thinkers 2015.

Leadership

Change

Management

Business

Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down;

Leading Change; 

A Sense of Urgency; 

A Sense of Urgency;

Our Iceberg is Melting;

The Heart of Change;

John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do

Matsushita Leadership

Leading Change;

The New Rules;

Corporate Culture and Performance;

A Force for Change;

The Leadership Factor;

Power and Influence

English

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UK : £30k to £50k

Europe : £30k to £50k

US : £30k to £50k

Asia/Middle East : £30k to £50k

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USA

John's MIT and Harvard education laid the foundation for his life-long passion for educating, motivating and helping people. He became a member of the Harvard Business School faculty in 1972. By 1980, at the age of 33, John was given tenure and a full Professorship—the youngest person ever to have received that award at the Business School. Over the past thirty years, his articles in The Harvard Business Review (HBR) have sold more reprints than any of the hundreds of distinguished authors who have written for that publication during that time period. Most recently, his HBR article "Accelerate!" won the 2012 McKinsey Award for the world's most practical and groundbreaking thinking in the business/management arena. Today, he continues to deliver seminars in Harvard Business School's Executive Education Programs, which are sometimes regarded as life-changing by his students.

John has authored 18 books to date—twelve of them bestsellers. His books have reached millions, and have been printed in over 150 foreign language editions. Arguably his most popular book, Our Iceberg is Melting, was released in 2006. This New York Times bestseller helped launch to a large audience the 8-step philosophy behind Kotter International. Written as an allegory, it is a simple, yet unforgettable story about a group of penguins on a melting iceberg and the changes they undertake to survive and thrive amidst an unclear future. This story connects with a broad range of people needed to effect major organisational transformations in an easily understood, clear way. Kotter International aims to do the same. Other widely read books include A Sense of Urgency, The Heart of Change, and Leading Change, which Time magazine selected in 2011 as one of the 25 most influential business management books ever written.

John's research and pursuits in education, business, and writing over the past 35 years have earned the respect of his peers, helped transform organizations around the world, touched countless lives, and still inspires others to adopt his methods and spread the word. He continues to work tirelessly to achieve the goal of "millions leading, billions benefiting."

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