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  • Published: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241255360
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $22.99

That's Not How We Do It Here

A Story About How Organizations Rise And Fall - And Can Rise Again



This book distils Kotter’s decades of experience and award-winning research to reveal why organizations rise and fall, and how they can rise again in the face of adversity.

A new business parable from John Kotter - the leading authority on leadership and change, and bestselling author of Our Iceberg is MeltingThat's Not How We Do It Here is the story of a clan of meerkats who live in the Kalahari. Well organised and efficient, the colony enjoys many years of successful growth, until it suddenly comes under threat from a new form of predator and is forced to rethink its organizational structure. John Kotter uses this charming parable to explore why organizations often struggle no matter their past success, and why they fall. Kotter shows that by embracing reliability, efficiency, speed and agility, and building passion, discipline and personal growth, organizations can once again prosper, fulfil their mission, create great jobs and services and generate wealth.

  • Published: 15 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241255360
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for That's Not How We Do It Here

This unique parable shows us how we’re safer in changing times when we innovate

Spencer Johnson, MD, author of Who Moved My Cheese?

This simple parable of furry mammals facing the challenge of adapting to threat offers real insights into the journey so many of us make. Brilliant

General Stanley McChrystal (ret.), author of Team of Teams and co-founder of the McChrystal Group

John Kotter does it again. His use of metaphor helps readers distil down to the fundamental requirements for a high-performing organization: tapping the hearts and minds of team members in service to a compelling purpose

Leigh Morgan, COO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

It works. And not just for meerkats

Gaëtan Thomas, NB Power president and CEO

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