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A 6-pack of Kotter articles,
This review is from: John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do (Harvard Business Review Book) (Hardcover)
In the reviews below, only Godfrey notices that this book is simply a collection of 6 previously published Harvard Business Review articles (1979-1997). As such, the book is a handy one-stop shop of Kotter's leadership and management writings over the years, and these articles contain nothing new. One might have wished for Kotter's current commentary on each of the individual articles.
His original contribution to this volume is the first chapter, where he retroactively imposes order on and draws lessons from the earlier works. Overall, this book is a useful compendium of Kotter's ideas from the past 30 years for those who are unfamiliar with his work.