Force For Change: How Leadership Differs from Management (Hardcover) by John P. Kotter
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.
John Kotter demythologizes the concept of leadership and clearly distinguishes it from management. In the process, he provides new guidelines for leaders and managers trying to optimize their relationships and effectiveness.
William H. Genge
Chairman, Ketchum Communications, Inc.
Full of powerful, useful ideas that will be of great service to those who have been struggling to define and assess leadership.
Thomas J. Mithen
One not only learns from his book, but is excited by it. The weaving of research results and case examples is extremely effective.
Warren R. Wilhelm
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