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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,927 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John P. Kotter Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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John Kotter, the world's foremost expert on business leadership, distills 25 years of experience into Leading Change. A must-have for any organization, this visionary and very personal audiobook is at once inspiring, clear-headed, and filled with important implications for the future.

The pressures on organizations to change will only increase over the next decades. Yet the methods managers have used to strengthen their companies - total quality management, reengineering, right sizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds - routinely fall short. In Leading Change, Kotter identifies an eight-step process that every company must go through to achieve its goal, and shows where and how people - good people - often derail. Emphasizing again and again the critical need for leadership to make change happen, Leading Change provides unprecedented access to our generation's business master and a positive role model for leaders to emulate.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madubala Gandikota | 2/6/2014

    " Change is something that any one or an organization needs to go through to achieve goals. This is a fantastic book that gives excellent insights that are contemplating on making a change, to position oneself or an entity, and be successful! Reading this book is very engrossing as I feel it is like speaking to our heart and soul. John Kotter has experienced it in and out that he explains it in very simple, but compelling and powerful language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 1/29/2014

    " ~ One of my all-time favorite books on change management ~ John Kotter is brilliant and the strategies he outlines in this book are excellent & effective. He provides a road map to leaders to help lead change in their organizations, departments, business units and/or teams. Filled with great tools and wonderful diagnostics, I have used this book many times over the years when helping leaders with change efforts, teaching change management and/or effecting change in my personal world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/22/2014

    " I read this book based on a recommendation from the instructor of a class that I was took on Leadership Strategy and Communication. John Kotter is considered to be the foremost expert on change management, and this book was a great primer on how to institute lasting change in organizations. I will definitely read more of Kotter's work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Brightenburg | 1/19/2014

    " Audio book: Kotter is a well-respected academic in organzation behavior, particularly in the disciplne of leadership. His model of how to successfully implement organization change is solid! There's lots of interesting cases which help give his method context. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Munson | 1/18/2014

    " "Leading Change" provides a great overview of what it takes to effectively implement change in an organization. Kotter's eight step plan (create urgency, form coalitions, create a vision, communicate the vision, remove obstacles, short-term wins, build on change, and anchoring change) provides a perfect framework for leading and executing change in any organization. And most importantly, it's not as boring as most HBR books. With that said, I was left a little unsatisfied with the "how" provided by the book. Kotter does a wonderful job of explaining the "what" and "why" around his theories, but trying to figure out how to pull off his plan in a dysfunctional organization run by self-interested leaders focused on maximizing their own bonuses...is difficult at best. Kotter acknowledges the challenges, but doesn't really help you overcome them. As a leader, I know it's my job to figure it out, but a little more help would have been nice. Worth reading, but may be difficult to implement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles Cohen | 12/21/2013

    " Now THIS was helpful. A quick easy read that lays out in clear steps how to effect culture change. Boom. Done. Go read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alix | 12/13/2013

    " Read this for work. It was pretty good for developing tools for handling change well in the workforce. If you need to muscle something through at the office, it is worth checking out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 11/30/2013

    " Great points but a really boring read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzi | 11/22/2013

    " As a change management practitioner, I'm often asked for advice on which books most help to provide an understanding of this discipline. I always point them to kotter, and in particular recommend they start with Leading Change. It resonates to this day! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 11/21/2013

    " Read this book for a the CMAP course at Georgetown University. Great book on the topic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate Pearson | 11/11/2013

    " Decent change management book but fairly introductory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 9/28/2013

    " This is a good book on change with some great concepts to use in our changing culture. We read this book as a church staff and grabbed 3-4 key things that will help in our year of change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 3/6/2013

    " Good basic management/Leadership Book. Interesting perspectives "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cory | 3/3/2013

    " there isn't much that i could say about this book that i imagine anyone would care about. it's a good overview of things to think and do when changing stuff at work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillip Bryant | 12/14/2012

    " I'm a big fan of John Kotter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 10/25/2012

    " A great primer and thought starter on change in business situations. Probably not an ideal book for a student, but excellent for someone wanting to 'test out the waters'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 5/19/2012

    " Very insightful and helpful in planning how to create change in an organization. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 4/17/2012

    " I enjoyed this book and found it interesting that there is a true balance between leadership and management. It was also an interesting read from an organizational perspective. Anyone involved in growing or changing a company should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 4/9/2012

    " Great tool to help manage the change process, whether it be an organizational over-haul or a project roll-out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Johnson | 6/7/2011

    " One of the "go to" books of leading business change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 3/20/2011

    " This was very enlighting for me. It helped me understand what needs to happen to enact change and allow it to happen. I think anyone who leads an organization needs to read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 1/23/2011

    " Kotter is the guru of change management and has some practical suggestions for doing so more effectively. I train the topic and quote Kotter a lot. I'm a fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amal | 10/17/2010

    " The book offers a framework for leading change practice in any organization. The eight stage process is an eye-opener in my opinion as it illustrates the importance of every step of the way in implementing and maintaining change effectively. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 8/15/2010

    " I enjoyed this book and found it interesting that there is a true balance between leadership and management. It was also an interesting read from an organizational perspective. Anyone involved in growing or changing a company should read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 4/12/2010

    " One of the "go to" books of leading business change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 1/31/2010

    " Like the title says, the book has a lot of information about leadership and change. It has good information and is well organized, but not a page turner either. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 3/9/2009

    " interesting ideas and discussion of how to adapt to market. this text is more about 30+ years of research summarized by a leadership guru. not one citation, not one reference. "

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About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.