Interview: Dr. John Kotter on Creating Organization Change

One of the most challenging questions I receive is about changing an organization.  Individuals who want to change the company for the better and just don’t know how to do it.  It’s not easy – both creating change or answering questions about creating change.  I do know one thing, change gets easier when you create buy-in.

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. John Kotter speak about organizational change at the SHRM Annual Conference.  Dr. Kotter is chief innovation officer at Kotter International, which works with organizations looking to undertake major change at a rapid pace.  He’s also Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at Harvard Business School.

Little did I know Dr. Kotter has written a whole book on the subject of getting buy-in to create change.  Needless to say, I was thrilled when Dr. Kotter agreed to share his thoughts…