This is a 3/4 size hard cover book of ~200 pages. The book analyzes three typical states of performance in any organization, complacency, false sense of urgency, and true urgency. Of course, a state of ‘true’ urgency is desired.
This is one of those books where, you’ve likely heard, read, and seen much of the content before Having someone put it together in a fresh package, and do a review with you, isn’t a bad thing.
The book is as applicable for an individual as it is an organization. Some of my favorite aspects, are how Kotter puts together specific examples where un-urgency may be found, serving to act as a spark for action on your own part–on either personal or professional levels.