Kotter's Purpose Of Leadership

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To Kotter the purpose of leadership is to propel an organization into the future by finding opportunities and successfully exploiting them. Effective leading is having a vision and being able to get buy in from people and by empowering them, one can create substantial change (CITE KOTTER HBR 2). It is also important to note that Kotter describes leaderships as strategic procedures that makes an organization adaptable to substantial change (CITE). With this purpose and definition in mind, one can hypothesize that to successfully lead during change a leader needs to; have a future expressed by a vision, align employees to the vision and empower them to overcome problems related to the transition in implementing change.
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