John Kotter’s 8-step model in the digital age – Top-down or bottom-up? Kotter’s dilemma and its digital solution

on October 18, 2016

As I recently took a close look at the visitor statistics for our strategy blog, I found myself rubbing my eyes in amazement: Nearly 40% of all visitors had clicked on the entry about John Kotter’s 8-step model! Despite the fact that, over the past few months, we have presented and discussed strategy models that would appear at first glance to be more modern ...

Change Management and Leadership Videos on YouTube

on June 30, 2016

Rupert Murdoch once said: “The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.” And indeed, the business environment has become more complex and dynamic than ever, and the ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions has become an important competitive advantage. Developing this ability requires effective change management and leadership that helps to gain the support of key stakeholders and empower them to actually make the necessary changes within the organization. Today, we would like to present you some YouTube videos featuring renowned experts in the field of change management and leadership. Enjoy!

Successful Organizational Transformation – Kotter’s 8-Steps Change Model

on February 12, 2014

In the strategy community, there has been a lot of discussion lately about the need for companies to continuously reinvent themselves in order to succeed in today’s complex, uncertain, and volatile business environment in the long-term. Not only products and services, but also the business model and the corporate culture need to evolve and change in increasingly short intervals. Strategic realignment and restructuring of a company is anything but an easy undertaking, though, and, in most cases, inevitably faced with resistance by the employees.

Learning From the Best - Tips for Effective Benchmarking

on June 19, 2014

Since the early nineties, benchmarking is one of the most commonly used management and strategy tools around the world. In the Management Tools & Trends reports published by Bain & Company every two years, benchmarking regularly scores among the top five. However, there is some confusion in the literature and practice as to what benchmarking exactly is and how the method is best applied.