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Leadership Models - Kotter's Change Leadership Model

1. One of the leading change leadership models today worldwide was developed by John Kotter over 20 years ago. Describe Kotter's Change Leadership Model. Why has it survived the test of time? What are its strengths and weaknesses in today's environment?

2. Select two contemporary change leadership models. Compare them. Explain why they would be appropriate for today's chaotic, fast-paced global environment.

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1. One of the leading change leadership models today worldwide was developed by John Kotter over 20 years ago. Describe Kotter's Change Leadership Model. Why has it survived the test of time? What are its strengths and weaknesses in today's environment?

Kotter's Change Leadership Model is based on eight steps. The first step is to create urgency. For change to happen a need must be created that drives the entire company to want it. This helps to spark employees to action. A manager can discuss market situations with employees and identify threats to the company, as well as opportunities. Kotter suggests for a change to be successful, "75 percent of the management needs to 'buy into' the change" (Mindtools, 2013). Next, the leader should form a powerful coalition to lead the change. This should be made up of influential people with various sources of power. By doing this, a leader can get broad support of the change, and draw in many different factions of the organization. A vision for change must be created so that everyone understands the goal and what is ...

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This detailed solution describes Kotter's Change Leadership Model, explains why it has survived the test of time, and its' strengths and weaknesses. It also selects two contemporary change leadership models and compares them. It explains why they are worthwhile in today's hectic environment. APA references are included.

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