John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do, Hardback

John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do Hardback

Part of the Harvard Business Review Book Series series

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Widely acknowledged as the world's foremost authority on leadership, John Kotter has devoted his remarkable career to studying organizations and those who run them, and his bestselling books and essays have guided and inspired leaders at all levels.

Here, in this collection of his acclaimed Harvard Business Review articles, is an astute assessment of the real work of leaders, as only John Kotter can offer.

To complement the HBR articles, Kotter also contributes a new piece, a thoughtful reflection on the themes that have developed throughout his work.

Convinced that most organizations today lack the leadership they need, Kotter's mission is to help us better understand what leaders--real leaders--do.

True leadership, he reminds us, is an elusive quality, and too often we confuse management duties and personal style with leadership, or even mistake unworthy leaders for the real thing.

Yet without leadership, organizations move too slowly, stagnate, and lose their way.

With John Kotter on What Leaders Really Do, readers will learn how to become more effective leaders as they explore pressing issues such as power, influence, dependence, and strategies for change.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Organizational theory & behaviour
  • ISBN: 9780875848976



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A quick read of several Kotter articles on leadership published in HBR throughout the years. It also includes an introduction to tie ti all together. The articles are all good and seem to give some good advice as well as help you think through the difference between "managing" and "leading."

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