Vadim Kotelnikov    

Leading Organizational Change

Motivating the Actions and Anchoring Change in the Corporate Culture


Business e-Coach     



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Leading Change vs. Managing Change

Leaders amplify strengths.
Managers reduce

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Creative vs. Intuitive Leader

The intuitive-style leader
often introduces change by just announcing it without defrosting the status quo and picturing a better future. The response to this approach generally creates rigidity and higher resistance.

The inspirational creative leader
explains why change is needed, discusses change with stakeholders, invites feedback and suggestions, holds meetings. This creates a more open, trusting organizational culture

Know Your Enemy

9 Signs of a Losing Organization

Why Change Fails: 8 Common Errors

12 Effective Leadership Roles

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Leadership (Fire): Leaders  create positive change and see change as an opportunity... More

Leadership-Management Synergy

Leadership-Management Synergy

Leaders: Pursue opportunities. Managers: Reduce risk.

Resulting synergy: Strategic Achievement... More

The Tao of Change Management

  • Yin: Responding to external change; anticipating change, listening; adapting to change...

  • Yang: Creating and leading change; revolutionizing industry; developing and introducing revolutionary technologies, products, and services... More


Inspirational Business Plan

Successful Innovation

Risk Management Strategy: "You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." Buckminster Fuller... More

6 Ws of Strategic Change Management

  1. Why – the purpose: the problem to be solved or the opportunity to be pursued... More

Systemic Innovation

7 Interwoven Areas

  1. Business Innovation

  2. Organizational Innovation

  3. Strategy Innovation... More

The 8 Stage Change Process

By John P. Kotter

Defrost a hardened status quo:

  1. Establish a sense of urgency... More


Business Environment Ten3 Business e-Coach: why, what, and how Business Ecosystem Performance Measurement Knowledge Management Effective Management Shared Values Managerial Leadership Organizational Change Business Design Balancing Your Life and Business Wheels Managing Organizatonal Change: The Wheel of Business Evolution

NLP Technology of Achievement

Creating Inevitable Success: 5 Steps

  1. Set your brain on the path toward achieving your goal so that it's working on it all day long traveling the actual path will then become much easier... More

Leadership and Management

  • Leaders drive change; Managers maintain consistency. Both together continuously improve... More

Leading, Not Managing

Because management deals mostly with the status quo and leadership deals mostly with change, we are going to have to try to become much more skilled at creating leaders.  >>>

Only leadership can blast through the many sources of corporate inertia. Only leadership can motivate the actions needed to alter behavior in any significant way. Only leadership can get change to stick, by anchoring it in the very culture of the organization... More

Create Change   → BE MAD

Great leaders are proactive innovators and game-changers who create paradigm shifts. They transforms markets, the society and the nature of competition... More

Strategies for Leading Breakthroughs

Make a Difference!

So what separates extraordinary leaders from proponents of the status quo? They break the rules. Except, not in an arbitrary or capricious way. When you look at examples of extraordinary leadership, like the Founding Fathers of the United States or Jack Welch of GE, certain practices or principles become apparent.

To start, there is a declaration of what the future will be. There is also a purpose, something to stand for. And finally, there is a clearly articulated commitment... More

Success Stories Best Business Practices Jack Welch

Jack Welch has been with the GE since 1960. Having taken GE with a market capitalization of about $12 billion, Jack Welch turned it into one of the largest and most admired companies in the world, with a market value of about $500 billion, when he stepped down as its CEO 20 years later, in 2000.

25 Lessons from Jack Welch  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

Although Jack Welch is "the celebrated leader of a global manufacturer often noted for its technological prowess, he has utilized a very human process to drive change through GE's vast organization. Having respect for the individual as a pivotal force in organizational change, Welch created a model of exceptional performance every corporate leader Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book can learn from... More

A Leader's Mood: The Dimmer Switch of Performance

Manage the Emotions of Change. Be particularly mindful of how you manage emotions if your organization is undergoing change – how you handle emotions during these crucial times can help or hinder the change process.

It's a known fact that if the resistance to change is emotional, it is the hardest form of resistance to overcome. As the leader handling a change initiative, don't avoid the emotions that accompany the change process. Set the mood and manage the emotions – or they will manage you... More

How To Overcome Resistance to Change: KoRe 10 Tips

Keep People In The Know

"Transformational leaders empower others by keeping them "in the know," by keeping them fully informed on everything that effects their jobs," says Brian Tracy. "People want and need to feel that they are “insiders,” that they are aware of everything that is going on. There is nothing so demoralizing to a staff member than to be kept in the dark about their work and what is going on in the company."... More


 Discover much more in the


Give People Time To Digest a New Idea...

Understanding What's Going On in the Real World...

A Clue to Successful Change Management...

Change and Leadership...

Internal and External Sources of Changes...

Anticipate Change...

Five Drivers of Change...

Change Management Is Not Problem Solving...

Change Before You Have To...

Strategic Change Management...

Viewing Your Business with an Outsider's Eyes...

80/20 Thinking...

Create Change for Competitive Advantage...

Creating Change: Twin Strategies...

Creating Change: Steps to Establishing a New Balance...

How To Ask Searching Questions...

Create Change...

How To Make Big Changes...

Methods for Dealing with Resistance to Change...

Make Quick Decisions...

Manage Organizational Change...

Motivate Employees to Embrace Change...

Lead Behavioral Change...

Tips for Setting and Communicating the Vision...

Beer's Formula for Leading Change...

Sustainable Ability to Change...

Successful Change Efforts...

Milestone-based Thinking...

 Case in Point  Lee Iacocca...




Case Studies Examples





  1. "Leading Change," John P. Kotter

  2. "Trust Your Subordinates," Brian Tracy

  3. Inspirational Leadership: 10 Roles, Vadim Kotelnikov

  4. Systemic Innovation, Vadim Kotelnikov

  5. Strategies for Leading Breakthroughs, Ted Santos