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John P. Kotter is the author of Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail. The Harvard Business School faculty page states, “John P. Kotter is internationally known and widely regarded as the foremost speaker on the topics of Leadership and Change. His is the premier voice on how the best organizations actually achieve successful transformations.” His work on competitive strategy lays out the errors that leaders make when undertaking significant transformation efforts.

Apollo Creed, played by Carl Weathers, is an iconic character who appeared in several installments of the Rocky Movie franchise in the 1970s and the 1980s. …


Why Morpheus Is the Manager You Wish You Had

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Morpheus from the Matrix

The Matrix is an iconic franchise. The movie serves as a metaphor for many groups of people based on their personal experiences. Some people see it as a film about technology, while others see a story about intrusive government and freedom. Other groups have used specific scenes from the movie to illustrate their vision of human behavior’s true and sometimes unpleasant nature.

The Matrix is also a movie about superior leadership. Action movies are known for having heroes who win the fight. The Matrix features heroes who can fight, but it also reveals lessons that could…


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Managing with Power, written by Jeffrey Pfeffer, is a book that prepares readers to understand power. A reader will understand basic concepts and see how to use these concepts. We can see power at work in many environments, as it is a fundamental aspect of life. One may observe the crucial principles in any setting where people need to work together.

Managing with Power discusses politics and influence in organizations. It covers the subject in terms of usage in organizations, sources of power, strategic employment, and power dynamics. This article concentrates on two specific areas. The first area covers the…


The Art of War was written over 2000 years ago but has left a powerful impact on society. Military leaders have gleaned the wisdom of Sun-Tzu to strengthen their leadership skills. In modern times, people in the business world have learned to apply some of the tenets to their organizations. The concepts are effective and apply to many aspects of organizational behavior. As Jessica Hagy, author of Art of War Visualized, stated, “The Art of War has been a game plan to success for more than 800 years.”

Mark McNeilly, the author of Sun Tzu and art of Modern Warfare…


The book “The 48 Laws of Power” examines power and is filled with examples of people who have understood the laws since ancient times. It becomes interesting to observe one of the most influential films of the 20th Century through the lens of the “48 Laws of Power”. Author Robert Green provides clear examples of powerful people who understood and applied them in their favor. He also takes time to demonstrate “transgressions” to their detriment. The Godfather characters are fascinating to observe through this point of view because people like to watch power. …

Preston Charles

Preston Charles studied marketing at Morehouse College and earned his MBA in Supply Chain Management and Strategic Leadership from Penn State University.

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