A sense of urgency
A sense of urgency
A sense of urgency

John P. Kotter

A sense of urgency

John P. Kotter is internationally known and widely regarded as one of the leading experts on the topics of leadership and transformation.

John P. Kotter: Accelerate! The Evolution of the 21st Century Organization

John P. Kotter: Change Management vs. Change Leadership — What's the Difference?

John P. Kotter

He is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School. He has written several books, including best sellers such as: The Heart of Change, A Sense of Urgency, Leading Change, Buy-In and Our Iceberg Is Melting.

How do we create a sense of urgency to ignite our transformation process?

He argues that the process of making things run smoothly in one direction is very different from change processes. To succeed with change, Kotter focuses on our ability to lead, communicate vision and direction, motivate and align people and create systems that allow for growth and evolution.

John P. Kotter as guest speaker at Implement Thought Leaders 2009, our annual inspirational event for clients and friends of Implement.

John P. Kotter

  • Our Iceberg is Melting

    Our Iceberg is Melting John P. Kotter

  • Buy-In

    Buy-In John P. Kotter

  • Leading Change

    Leading Change John P. Kotter

  • A Sense of Urgency

    A Sense of Urgency John P. Kotter


  • Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

    Over the past decade, I have watched more than 100 companies try to remake themselves into significantly better competitors. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change and turnaround. But, in almost every case, the basic goal has been the same: to make fundamental changes in how business is conducted in order to help cope with a new, more challenging market environment.

Harvard Business Review