Top critical review
on September 21, 2013
This 15 year old book by John Kotter is a moderately interesting expose on the differences between leadership and management, and the challenges of both. The elements of leadership transcend emotion and charisma to the holistic elements of work, power, influence, interpersonal relationships and organizational change.
Discussed by several other reviewers, the approach used by Kotter in the book is a bit disjointed and seems more like a compendium of articles and lectures than a cohesive thought process about leadership.
The book is a relatively easy and short read, and there's a fair bit of interesting stuff in here, but there are better choices.