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  • A Sense of Urgency | John P. Kotter

    A Sense of Urgency

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John P. Kotter
    • Narrated By Bill Weideman
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    True urgency is a gut-level determination to move and win, now. Its practitioners are unusually alert. They come to work each day determined to achieve something important, and they shed irrelevant activities to move faster and smarter. Kotter reveals a distinctive view of the kind of urgency needed in every organization. He also highlights the insidious nature of its nemesis, complacency, in all its guises.

    David says: "A tough listen!"
  • Leading Change | John P. Kotter

    Leading Change

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John P. Kotter
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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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. 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.

    Marty says: "A Key Resource for Any Change Leader"
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management |  Harvard Business Review,John P. Kotter,W. Chan Kim,Renee Mauborgne

    HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Harvard Business Review, John P. Kotter, W. Chan Kim, and others
    • Narrated By Bernard Setaro Clark, Susan Larkin
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    Most companies' change initiatives fail. Yours don't have to. If you listen to nothing else on change management, listen to these 10 articles (featuring "Leading Change" by John P. Kotter). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you spearhead change in your organization.

    Alusine Kamara says: "Awesome researched materials to apply right now"
  • Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail (Harvard Business Review) | John P. Kotter

    Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By John P. Kotter
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. In this article, John Kotter outlines the eight largest errors that can doom these efforts.

    Cole A. Zrostlik says: "Misidentified on Amazon"
  • The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations | John P. Kotter,Dan S. Cohen

    The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John P. Kotter, Dan S. Cohen
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    Kotter and co-author Dan S. Cohen delve deeper into the subject of change to get to the heart of how change actually happens. Through compelling, real-life stories from people in the trenches, in all kinds of organizations, the authors attack the fundamental problem that underlies every major transformation: How do you go beyond simply getting your message across to truly changing people's behavior?

    Paul says: "Shame about the narration"
  • Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail | John P. Kotter

    Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By John P. Kotter
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. A few of these endeavors have been very successful.

    UrbanaChic says: "Practical and helpful"
  • Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down | John P. Kotter,Lorne A. Whitehead

    Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John P. Kotter, Lorne A. Whitehead
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
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    You believe in a good idea. You know it could make a crucial difference for you, your organization, your community. You present it, hoping for enthusiastic support. Instead, you get confounding questions, inane comments, and verbal bullets. Before you know what’s hit you, your idea is dead, shot down. It doesn’t have to be this way, say John Kotter and Lorne Whitehead. In Buy-In, they reveal how to protect good ideas and win the support needed to deliver valuable results.

    Dave says: "Practical Application"
  • Accelerate! (Harvard Business Review) | John P. Kotter

    Accelerate! (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By John P. Kotter
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    A new system allows the traditional hierarchy to operate in concert with a companywide “strategy network” that holds the key to nimble change.

  • Change Management: Strategies for Realizing Change | John P. Kotter,Jeanie Daniel Duck

    Change Management: Strategies for Realizing Change

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    • By John P. Kotter, Jeanie Daniel Duck
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    These articles from Harvard Business Review ask: Where does an effective corporate renewal begin? Why do transformation efforts often fail? How do you balance all the components of a change plan? The 3 articles in this selection discuss the delicate art of change management. These articles originally appeared in print in Harvard Business Review and are now available in audio format exclusively through Audible.

    Terry Thompson says: "Very accurate examples"
  • Accelerate [Russian Edition] | John P. Kotter

    Accelerate [Russian Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John P. Kotter
    • Narrated By Stanislav Koncevich
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    In the groundbreaking new book Accelerate (XLR8), leadership and change management expert, and best-selling author, John Kotter provides a fascinating answer - and a powerful new framework for competing and winning in a world of constant turbulence and disruption. Kotter explains how traditional organizational hierarchies evolved to meet the daily demands of running an enterprise.

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