Rick Western

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Rick Western, CEO at Kotter, is an expert in transformational change in complex global organizations and has spent more than 35 years assisting Fortune 100 companies with strategic initiatives, leading development activities and managing business units. He can be reached at rick.western@kotterinc.com.

We’re Productive, But Are We ‘Okay?’

Your company may appear to be functioning heroically in the midst of a pandemic, but it pays to look under the surface to make sure all is truly well.

Stop Looking Back—So We Can Move Forward

What if we never go back to pre-Covid reality? If that’s true, then the leaders who are able to accept that, and embrace the future, will be way ahead of those attempting to return to the past.

CEOs: It’s Time to Take a Stand, But Read This First

If CEOs are going to take an aggressive stance on an issue, they must first ensure the reasoning behind their decision holds water and relates back to their core business and brand.

How Networks And Hierarchies Can Coexist And Drive Success

Working in concert, networks and hierarchies push one another to help an organization amplify its own potential and adapt to marketplace shifts.

Navigating Leadership Shakeups is a Two-Way Street

New leaders invariably take on the top position with a picture of how they would change the status quo. Yet, from within the ranks, transition at the top can be scary and cast an air of uncertainty among legacy leadership and employees about processes, jobs and how the future direction of the organization could impact (and perhaps even threaten) their roles.
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