John Kotter Keynote Speaker

  • Expert on leadership and change
  • Author of 17 books, 12 being best-sellers
  • Teaching the High Potentials Leadership Program, Harvard Business School

John Kotter's Biography

John Kotter Speaker Profile:

Dr. John Kotter is internationally known and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on the topics of Leadership and Change. His is the premier voice on how the best organisations actually achieve successful transformations. Currently teaching the High Potentials Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School, Dr. Kotter’s vast experience and knowledge on successful change and leadership have been proven time and again.

Dr. Kotter offers the leadership tools necessary to achieve success in a business world that reinvents itself every day. He continues to speak at Harvard Business School Executive Education Programs, including the prestigious Advanced Management Program (AMP). These highly competitive professional seminars were created by Dr. Kotter to teach the important steps needed for successful leadership and change.

Dr. Kotter has authored 17 books, twelve of them best-sellers. His works have been printed in over 120 languages and total sales exceed two million copies. His book, “A Sense of Urgency” (2008), focuses on what a true sense of urgency in an organisation really is, why it is becoming an important asset and how it can be created and sustained. Released in September of 2008, Urgency reached #7 on the New York Times best-seller list in early October. His international best-seller “Leading Change” (1996) – which outlines an actionable eight-step process for implementing successful transformations – has become the change bible for managers around the world. His books are in the top 1% of sales on

Dr. Kotter’s articles in The Harvard Business Review over the past twenty years have sold more reprints than any of the hundreds of distinguished authors who have written for that publication during the same time period. Dr. Kotter has been on the Harvard Business School faculty since 1972. In 1980, at the age of 33, he was given tenure and a full professorship, making him one of the youngest people in the history of the University to be so honoured.

The many honours won by Dr. Kotter include an Exxon Award for Innovation in Graduate Business School Curriculum Design, a Johnson, Smith & Knisley Award for New Perspectives in Business Leadership, and a McKinsey Award for Best Harvard Business Review Article. In 2006, Dr. Kotter received the prestigious McFeely Award for “outstanding contributions to leadership and management development.”

For availability and speaker fees, please contact John Kotter’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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Videos of John Kotter

Accelerate! The Evolution of the 21st Century Organisation (2013)
Accelerate! The Evolution of the 21st Century Organisation (2013)
Leading Change: Establish a Sense of Urgency (2013)
Leading Change: Establish a Sense of Urgency (2013)

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