Kotter’s 8-Step Process for Leading Change

Kotter’s 8-Step Process for Leading Change

Founded on tenets of the 8-Step Process, Kotter International equips businesses with the means and method to transform themselves quickly, continuously and with powerful results.

1Create a Sense of Urgency

Craft and use a significant opportunity as a means for exciting people to sign up to change their organization.

2Build a Guiding Coalition

Assemble a group with the power and energy to lead and support a collaborative change effort.

3Form a Strategic Vision and Initiatives

Shape a vision to help steer the change effort and develop strategic initiatives to achieve that vision.

4Enlist a Volunteer Army

Raise a large force of people who are ready, willing and urgent to drive change.

5Enable Action by Removing Barriers

Remove obstacles to change, change systems or structures that pose threats to the achievement of the vision.

6Generate Short-Term Wins

Consistently produce, track, evaluate and celebrate volumes of small and large accomplishments – and correlate them to results.

7Sustain Acceleration

Use increasing credibility to change systems, structures and policies that don’t align with the vision; hire, promote and develop employees who can implement the vision; reinvigorate the process with new projects, themes and volunteers.

8Institute Change

Articulate the connections between the new behaviors and organizational success, and develop the means to ensure leadership development and succession.

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