PPP 363 | Lessons from One of the Top Management Thinkers, Roger L. Martin

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A New Way to Think

Over 300 episodes ago we were joined by Roger L. Martin to talk about ideas from his book The Opposable Mind. In the years since I have personally benefited from Roger’s insights in books such as The Design of Business and Creating Great Choices.

Roger joins us again in this episode to talk about his newest book entitled A New Way to Think: Your Guide to Superior Management Effectiveness. If you just glanced at the book, you might think it’s only relevant to CEOs and other top leaders. But there are ideas in this book that anyone leading projects and teams would benefit from.

In this episode, Roger discusses the value and pitfalls of following popular models. He shares insights on why we need to get closer to the customer and how one of his friends and co-authors did that as CEO of Proctor & Gamble. You’ll hear Roger explain why the familiar solution usually trumps the perfect one and why we just might make better decisions if we focus on what must be true instead of what is true. We talk about all that and more--it’s a conversation I’ve been looking forward to sharing with you for many weeks.

Learn more about Roger and his books at RogerLMartin.com.

For more insights related to this episode, check out:

  • Episode 54 for my previous conversation with Roger about his book The Opposable Mind
  • Episode 47 for my conversation with Henry Mintzberg, the revered and curmudgeonly expert on management

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