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You may have heard of "disruptive innovation", but what is it? Disruptive innovation explores why dominant firms fail when their markets change. How do the incentive structures of market-leading organizations prevent them from pursuing necessary changes?
Let's explore John Kotter's eight steps for leading change: 1. Create a sense of urgency; 2. Build a guiding coalition; 3. Create a vision; 4. Communicate the vision; 5. Empower others to act; 6. Generate short-term wins; 7. Consolidate and sustain change; 8. Institutionalize new approaches. It'...
James MacGregor Burns describes how transactional leaders lead change by giving us what we want, but transformational leaders lead change by inviting us to want something we may not have imagined was possible.