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Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World by John P. Kotter

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FIVE

THE FIVE PRINCIPLES AND EIGHT ACCELERATORS IN ACTION

Accelerating an organization, making it faster and more nimble in dealing with strategic challenges, is never easy. Knowing the difference between leadership and management is crucial. Understanding your firm’s entrepreneurial origins will help. But building a fully working and sustainable dual system is not simply a matter of replicating the past or pushing your managers to lead more and manage less.

In chapter 2 I described briefly the principles and processes that define a dual system. The principles set the foundation. The Accelerator processes, guided by those principles, are the basic building blocks. They begin creating the system as soon as they engage your biggest strategic challenge ...

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