Talentcrowd Book Club - April 2024

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Written By

Amanda Frye

Published On

April 22, 2024


Talentcrowd Book Club

 We review the books making an impact!


This month's read:

Leading Change

Written by: John P. Kotter


About the Author:

"Whenever smart and well-intentioned people avoid confronting obstacles, they disempower employees and undermine change."

Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotter’s ideas on change management and leadership.
From the ill-fated dot-com bubble to unprecedented M&A activity to scandal, greed, and ultimately, recession we’ve learned that widespread and difficult change is no longer the exception. It’s the rule. Now with a new preface, this refreshed edition of the global bestseller Leading Change is more relevant than ever.

John Kotter’s now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations across the globe. By outlining the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals, and by identifying where and how even top performers derail during the change process, Kotter provides a practical resource for leaders and managers charged with making change initiatives work. Leading Change is widely recognized as his seminal work and is an important precursor to his newer ideas on acceleration published in Harvard Business Review.

Leading Change

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Why we love it:

At Talentcrowd, we're passionate about fostering innovation and embracing change, which is why John Kotter's "Leading Change" holds a special place on our bookshelves. Kotter, with his profound insights drawn from years at Harvard Business School, offers a compelling eight-step process for managing change that resonates deeply with our mission.

We appreciate Kotter's emphasis on the human aspect of organizational change. He expertly navigates through the complexities of fears, aspirations, and group dynamics, making the book not just a guide but a companion for leaders embarking on the journey of transformation.

"Leading Change" is praised for its practicality, filled with real-world examples that illuminate the path forward in the often murky waters of change management. Kotter’s clear, persuasive writing style makes sophisticated concepts accessible, turning theoretical knowledge into actionable wisdom.

Why do we love this book at Talentcrowd? It aligns with our belief in the power of visionary leadership and effective communication to catalyze meaningful change. Kotter’s book is more than just a read; it’s a toolkit for anyone looking to lead with impact in today’s dynamic world.

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