Take These Four Steps if You Want to Lead Big Change

June 06, 2012

By Christine Riordan Forbes

In today’s accelerated business environment, the ability to anticipate and actively lead change on a daily basis is essential for leaders. John Kotter wrote the books (literally) on how to lead change. He laid out six important areas for effecting change: creating a sense of urgency, creating a compelling vision, forming a guiding coalition, communicating widely to gain alignment, gaining short-term wins and momentum, and integrating the changes into the culture. His advice is invaluable for understanding the process and leadership of change.