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John P. Kotter

Leadership & Change Management Guru

Leadership & Change Management Guru

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John P. Kotter Biography

John P. Kotter is internationally known and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on the topics of Leadership and Change. His is the premier voice on how the best organizations actually achieve successful transformations. The Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School and a graduate of MIT and Harvard, Kotter’s vast experience and knowledge on successful change and leadership have been proven time and again. Most recently Kotter was involved in the creation and co-founding of Kotter International, a leadership organization that helps Global 5000 company leaders develop the practical skills and implementation methodologies required to lead change in a complex, large-scale business environment.

Kotter has authored 18 books, twelve of them bestsellers. His works have been printed in over 150 foreign language editions and total sales exceed three million copies. His latest book, Buy-In, focuses on the problems associated with getting others engaged and committed to good ideas and provides solutions for dealing with attacks on your good ideas. His books are in the top 1% of sales on

John Kotter’s articles in The Harvard Business Review over the past twenty years have sold more reprints than any of the hundreds of distinguished authors who have written for that publication during the same time period. Kotter has been on the Harvard Business School faculty since 1972. In 1980, at the age of 33, he was given tenure and a full professorship, making him one of the youngest people in the history of the University to be so honored.

Professor Kotter's article "Accelerate!" in the Harvard Business Review—in which he first debuted his Dual Operating System business model—won the 2012 McKinsey Award, recognizing it as the most significant article published in the magazine that year. This article has since been expanded into a full book by the same name.

Professor Kotter is the 2009 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by ASTD (American Society for Training & Development). This award was presented in recognition of his extensive body of work and the significant impact he has had on learning and performance in organizations.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 05/15/2024.

John P. Kotter Speaking Topics

  • Leadership vs. Management

    Many organizations today are over-managed and under-led because people do not know the difference between management and leadership. There are significant differences and each have an effect, both negative and positive, on a company's performance. John Kotter will explain and motivate the vital importance of the right leadership needed for a company's success.

  • Succeeding in a Changing World

    As the economy and world change, so must organizations. The pressure for organizations to modify their business will only increase in the years to come. Many times a good plan can get lost in the midst of implementation. The methods used to restructure or reorganize often fail due to complacency, loss of traction, lack of leadership, and other barriers. Learn from change management speaker John Kotter how great companies succeed where others fail to achieve lasting change in today's world.

  • Our Iceberg Is Melting

    When change is needed in an organization, sometimes the hardest part is getting everyone to believe it. John Kotter will introduce his eight steps for successful change in an easy-to-understand format. By providing the guidance needed in an ever-changing world, audiences will begin to see how dealing with the challenges of change can be compelling when presented in the right way.

  • Leading Change

    This speech focuses on the eight-step process of implementing successful transformation. You will learn how companies can achieve their goals and how important it is to have successful leadership in order to make change happen. With personal attention to a company's efforts and failures, John Kotter can help to create lasting change as well as successful leaders.

  • A Sense of Urgency

    Clients will explore the importance of this seemingly easy to express topic. What is the right way to create a sense of urgency? What is a false sense of urgency? Where do you go once the urgency is established? These and other important questions will be answered as your company explores how to follow the right path to establishing a true sense of urgency and continuing down the road to successful change.

  • Expert on Leadership and Change

John P. Kotter Videos

  • Dr. John Kotter | Change | Talks at Google - YouTube
    John P. Kotter is a New York Times best-selling author, award winning business and management thought leader, business entrepreneur, ...
  • John P. Kotter Interview with James L. Davis - YouTube
    James L. Davis interviews John P. Kotter.
  • John Kotter - On Leadership
    John Kotter speaks on leadership.

John P. Kotter Books

  • Change: How Organizations Achieve Hard-to-Imagine Results in Uncertain and Volatile Times
    Change: How Organizations Achieve Hard-to-Imagine Results in Uncertain and Volatile Times
  • That's Not How We Do It Here!: A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall--and Can Rise Again
    That's Not How We Do It Here!: A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall--and Can Rise Again
  • A Sense of Urgency
    A Sense of Urgency

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John P. Kotter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Leadership vs. Management, Succeeding in a Changing World, Our Iceberg Is Melting, Leading Change, A Sense of Urgency and Expert on Leadership and Change. The estimated speaking fee range to book John P. Kotter for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. John P. Kotter generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Daymond John, Patrick Lencioni, Marshall Goldsmith and Liz Wiseman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John P. Kotter for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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