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Rating

7 Overall

8 Applicability

7 Innovation

7 Style

Recommendation

John Kotter and co-author Holger Rathgeber – who also collaborated on the bestseller Our Iceberg Is Melting – masterfully employ a fable in this charming little book. As they did with the penguins in Iceberg, the authors base their story around a group of meerkats – small, furry, cute carnivores living in Africa. The fable shows why organizations should employ a “dual system” of sound management and innovative leadership to inspire and energize employees and meet new challenges. getAbstract recommends this engaging tale to entrepreneurs and managers dealing with change.

In this book, you will learn

  • How management differs from leadership,
  • Why organizations need both superior management and innovative leadership,
  • Why this “dual system” offers the most effective organizational structure, and
  • How a fable about two different clans of meerkats illustrates these principles.
 

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About the Authors

John Kotter is a Harvard Business School leadership professor emeritus. Holger Rathgeber is a former executive with a global medical products corporation and a principal at Kotter International. Together they wrote Our Iceberg Is Melting. Kotter also wrote Leading Change, Accelerate, A Sense of Urgency and, with Dan S. Cohen, The Heart of Change.

 

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