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Chapter 1D: Establish a Guiding Coalition
Establish a Guiding Coalition
System Leader Summary
Public leadership isn’t just an act of will; it depends on the support of other leaders around you. This is what John Kotter calls a guiding coalition: a critical mass of people, with the right types of formal and informal influence, who agree profoundly with you about the aspiration you’re trying to achieve and the work you’re doing to achieve it. By building and engaging a coalition before you need them, you have people you can rely on when things get difficult.
Most leaders are natural coalition-builders, and the lion’s share of the work in coalition-building will fall to you as system leader. This chapter takes a process that is instinctual for many and breaks it ...