An Introduction to John Kotter's Leading Change

Why are some businesses able to weather change while others fail? A video summary of Leading Change by John Kotter explains the importance of constantly reorganizing a business from the ground up. Part of a larger playlist on the world's greatest ideas, the video uses pictures and an outline of key points to help make the argument clear.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Put Kotter's theory to the test by coming up with a new plan for a business (real or imagined)
  • Discuss some of the problems that might arise when businesses face change
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a general understanding of starting and managing a business
Pros

  • Uses an analogy of two companies to help illustrate Kotter's theory
  • Offers clear, well-paced narration to make it easy for listeners to follow the video
Cons

  • Pop-up boxes occasionally appear on the video and distract from the content