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Leading Change with a New Preface by the AuthorThe international bestseller--now with a new preface by author John Kotter. Millions worldwide have read and embraced John Kotter's ideas on change management and leadership. From the ill-fated dot-com bubble to unprecedented M&A activity to scandal greed and ultimately recession--we've learned that widespread and difficult change is no longer the exception. It's the rule. Now with a new preface this refreshed edition of the global bestseller Leading Change is more relevant than ever. John Kotter's now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations across the globe. By outlining the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals and by identifying where and how even top performers derail during the change process Kotter provides a practical resource for leaders and managers charged with making change initiatives work. Leading Change is widely recognized as his seminal work and is an important precursor to his newer ideas on acceleration published in Harvard Business Review. Needed more today than at any time in the past this bestselling business book serves as both visionary guide and practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult yet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization. Reading this highly personal book is like spending a day with the world's foremost expert on business leadership. You're sure to walk away inspired--and armed with the tools you need to inspire others. Published by Harvard Business Review Press.Measure What Matters: OKRs: The Simple Idea that Drives 10x GrowthINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'I'd recommend John's book for anyone interested in becoming a better manager' Bill Gates'Management magic....Measure What Matters is a must read for anyone motivated to improve their organization' - Former Vice President Al Gore chairman of the Climate Reality Project'Measure What Matters shows how any organization or team can aim high move fast and excel' Sheryl Sandberg Facebook COO 'Measure What Matters deserves to be fully embraced by every person responsible for performance in any walk of life' - Jim Collins author of Good to Great 'In this indispensable book the most important venture capitalist of our era reveals a key to business innovation and success - Walter Isaacson author of Steve Jobs and The Innovators 'Measure What Matters takes you behind the scenes for the creation of Intel's powerful OKR system - one of Andy Grove's finest legacies' - Gordon Moore cofounder and former chairman of Intel --------The revolutionary movement behind the explosive growth of Intel Google Amazon and Uber. With a foreword by Larry Page and contributions from Bono and Bill Gates. Measure What Matters is about using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) a revolutionary approach to goal-setting to make tough choices in business. In 1999 legendary venture capitalist John Doerr invested nearly $12 million in a startup that had amazing technology entrepreneurial energy and sky-high ambitions but no real business plan. Doerr introduced the founders to OKRs and with them at the foundation of their management the startup grew from forty employees to more than 70000 with a market cap exceeding $600 billion. The startup was Google. Since then Doerr has introduced OKRs to more than fifty companies helping tech giants and charities exceed all expectations. In the OKR model objectives define what we seek to achieve and key results are how those top� priority goals will be attained. OKRs focus effort foster coordination and enhance workplace satisfaction. They surface an organization's most important work as everyone's goals from entry-level to CEO are transparent to the entire institution. In Measure What Matters Doerr shares a broad range of first-person behind-the-scenes case studies with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates to demonstrate the focus agility and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will show you how to collect timely relevant data to track progress - to measure what matters. It will help any organization or team aim high move fast and excel. -------- John Doerr joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1980 and has since backed some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and companies such as Google Zynga and Amazon. John serves on the boards of Google Zynga and Amyris. He also led KPCB's investment in Twitter. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was a member of U.S. President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.Read more

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