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Episode 229: Roger L. Martin – When More Is Not Better

Bregman Leadership Podcast

What is the future of democratic capitalism? Roger Martin is a professor emeritus at the Rotman School of management at the University of Toronto, Thinkers50…The post Episode 229: Roger L. Martin – When More Is Not Better first appeared on Bregman Partners.


1 Feb 2021

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341: When More Is Not Better with Author Roger L. Martin

Read to Lead Podcast

Filled with keen economic insight and advice for citizens, executives, policy makers, and educators, When More Is Not Better is the must-read guide for saving democratic capitalism.The post 341: When More Is Not Better with Author Roger L. Martin first appeared on Read to Lead Podcast.


20 Oct 2020

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When More is Not Better with Roger L. Martin

The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

Sometimes we need to think differently. Kevin sits down with Roger L. Martin, author of When More is Not Better – Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency. In his latest book, Roger explains how more is better for a while until we become obsessed. Roger and Kevin tackle leadership as it relates to models and working in silos. The job of a good leader is to not only encourage but make sure communication is happening across departments. Systems aren’t complicated, just complex. We need to consider how things work together and have real discussions about the pieces of the puzzle for more robust decisions. Roger also shares the big picture of economic efficiency and how we as leaders and individuals play a role in the system. This episode is brought to you by… Unleashing Your Remarkable Potential, Kevin’s free weekly e-newsletter. It’s full of articles and resources to help you become a more confident and successful leader. Additional Leadership Resources Book Recommendations: When More Is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency by Roger L. Martin Social Limits to Growth by Fred Hirsch Connect with Roger L. Martin: Book Website | Twitter Related Podcast Episodes: The Efficiency Paradox with Edward Tenner. Thinking Outside the Building with Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Reframing Problems with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg. Subscribe to the Podcast Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to this podcast through the options below. iTunes Stitcher TuneIn Soundcloud RSS Or your favorite podcast app. Join Our Facebook Group Join our Facebook community to network with like-minded leaders, ask us questions, suggest guests and more. We welcome your wealth of experience and hope you will join us in sharing it with others on their leadership journey. You can join the group here: facebook.com/groups/RemarkableLeadershipPodcast/


14 Oct 2020

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When More is Not Better with Roger L. Martin

Thinkers & Ideas

Roger L. Martin is Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management, at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, where he served as Dean (1998–2013) and as Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute (2013–2019). In 2017 Thinkers50 named him the world's #1 management thinker. In this podcast with Martin Reeves, Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, he discusses insights from his new book, When More is Not Better, which analyzes the growing inequality in American society as a threat to the democratic-capitalism underpinning its historical success. Martin posits that treating the economy as a machine and over-emphasizing efficiency drives this inequal distribution of the spoils of growth. The book advocates the alternative metaphor of the economy as a complex adaptive system that encourages a new set of behaviors from business executives, politicians, educators and citizens - which could sustain democratic capitalism. *** About the BCG Henderson Institute The BCG Henderson Institute is the Boston Consulting Group's think tank, dedicated to exploring and developing valuable new insights from business, technology, economics, and science by embracing the powerful technology of ideas. The Institute engages leaders in provocative discussion and experimentation to expand the boundaries of business theory and practice and to translate innovative ideas from within and beyond business. For more ideas and inspiration, sign up to receive BHI INSIGHTS, our monthly newsletter, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. 


25 Aug 2020

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Becoming part of the solution with Roger L. Martin

Navigating Change: The Podcast from Teibel Education

In February 2015, Roger L. Martin joined us to talk about innovation, incentive, and inspiration. This is the stuff that drives teams to face the most complex, stubborn challenges with surprising and creative solutions.That episode quickly cemented itself as one of our most listened-to episodes in the nine years that we have been producing this show. Roger effortlessly demonstrates the kind of approach to change that has become foundational to our work at Teibel Ed. We're not solving problems, we’re navigating uncertainty.In his time as Dean of the Rotman School at the University of Toronto, he managed to enroll his best educators to help him solve a seemingly intractable recruiting challenge. The story he tells of this experience is at once bold and charming, and it carries our central message this week: what does it mean to be part of the solution, not part of the problem?Professor Martin's work in Harvard Business Review, "The Rise — and Likely Fall — of the Talent Economy," lays out the case for the disconnect of high salaries to performance in knowledge work. But can the same case be made for the impact of significant financial goals on cultivating our best creative solutions from our most engaged and willing teams?From Howard Teibel's work with institutions in administrative and academic reviews and Professor Martin's work as an academic and business leader comes a conversation that addresses the competencies of our teams, inspiring our best players to do their best work in the face of the significant challenges before them.Links & NotesRoger L. Martin — rogerlmartin.com@RogerLMartin — Twitter"The Rise (and Likely Fall) of the Talent Economy" — hbr.org"What Threatens the Talent Economy" — Innovation HubAbout Roger L. MartinProfessor Roger Martin is a writer, strategy advisor and currently #1 ranked management thinker in the world. He is the former Dean and Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada.


19 Sep 2019

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The Frontier Academy Book Club : The Opposable Mind by Roger L. Martin

The New Frontier

The Opposable Mind by Roger L. Martin


14 Jul 2016

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012, Roger L. Martin, Rotman School | Changing the World One Model at a Time

Social Entrepreneur

Roger L. Martin has spent his career attacking models that don’t produce the desired results. I first became aware of Roger L. Martin’s work when I was the Global Head of Learning & Development for Diversey, Inc. My CEO at the time, a former Proctor & Gamble executive, taught me Roger’s cascading choices framework as a method for setting and maintaining strategy. He had first learned it from A.G. Lafley, the CEO of P&G. Later, Roger Martin partnered with A.G. Lafley to write Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works. It is one of the books that I have most often recommended to others. With his deep expertise on strategic thinking, Roger has served on several boards, both for profit and non-profit. It was in his capacity as a board member for the Skoll Foundation that he began to think about the work of social entrepreneurs. Roger helped the Skoll Foundation to clearly define their audience and their mission. This led to the seminal article “Social Entrepreneurship: A Case for a Definition,” co-written with Sally Osberg, the CEO at Skoll. Eventually Sally and Roger expanded on these concepts and co-wrote Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works. In this episode of the Social Entrepreneur podcast, we discuss: How Roger came to be on the board of the Skoll Foundation. The difference between being a Director on the board of a commercial businesses vs. nonprofit boards. A definition of social entrepreneurship. Examples of social entrepreneurs. The difference between social entrepreneurs, social service providers and social advocates. The motivation of impact investors. Four stages of social entrepreneurship. Understand the world while balancing three tensions. Balance abhorrence and appreciation. The importance of balance between abhorring the status quo and appreciating why the status quo exists, and how it came to be. Balance apprenticeship and expertise. Balance experimentation and commitment. Envisage a dramatically better future which is a changed equilibrium. Build a model that makes the change happen. Scale the model. If I were going to predict the success of a social entrepreneur, I would ask them to explain why the current, unpleasant equilibrium exists. Understand the economics. Resources: Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works: http://amzn.to/1MXeydc Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works: http://amzn.to/1MXeTwt Opposable Mind: Winning Through Integrative Thinking: http://amzn.to/1MXftdD Roger L. Martin online: http://rogerlmartin.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RogerLMartin Social Entrepreneurship: A Case for a Definition: http://ssir.org/articles/entry/social_entrepreneurship_the_case_for_definition Rotman School of Management: https://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/ Skoll Foundation: http://skoll.org/ Hospital for Sick Children: http://www.sickkids.ca/ Tennis Canada: http://www.tenniscanada.com/ Muhammad Yunus: http://muhammadyunus.org/ Rugmark: http://www.rugmarkindia.org/Rugmark/index.htm Molly Melching: http://www.tostan.org/ . Also see this YouTube: https://youtu.be/IHW_wVSemRY Fair Trade USA: http://fairtradeusa.org/ Bart Weetjens: https://www.apopo.org/en/ Marine Stewardship Counsel: https://www.msc.org/


30 Nov 2015

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The Rise (and Likely Fall) of the Talent Economy (Harvard Business Review) Audiobook by Roger L. Martin

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Listen to the full audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Rise (and Likely Fall) of the Talent Economy (Harvard Business Review)Author: Roger L. MartinNarrator: Todd MundtFormat: UnabridgedLength: 30 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-10-14Publisher: Harvard Business SchoolRatings: 3.5 of 5 out of 3 votesGenres: Business, Career SkillsPublisher's Summary:Roger L.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com


10 Oct 2014

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The Big Lie of Strategic Planning (Harvard Business Review) Audiobook by Roger L. Martin

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Listen to the full audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Big Lie of Strategic Planning (Harvard Business Review)Author: Roger L. MartinNarrator: Todd MundtFormat: UnabridgedLength: 19 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-10-14Publisher: Harvard Business SchoolRatings: 4 of 5 out of 25 votesGenres: Business, Career SkillsPublisher's Summary:Roger L. Martin, a professor and the former dean at the University of Torontos Rotman School of Management, writes about how a detailed plan may be comforting, but its not a strategy.This article was first published in the January/February 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review.Want more Harvard Business Review?Subscribe foror.Get theissue.Check out the.Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com


10 Jan 2014

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PPP 054 | Become A Better Problem Solver, An Interview With Author And Management Thinker Roger L. Martin

People and Projects Podcast: Project Management Podcast

I recorded this episode on the road this week, while in Las Vegas speaking at the Agile Development Practices and Better Software Conference. I greatly enjoy talking with people from many different companies about the challenges they face on their projects and teams. Here's a recurring them I hear from leaders who are responsible for delivering projects... "Should we ship or delay?" "Keep trying or ask for help?" "Invest in a new product or milk the existing cash cow another year?" Whether you're leading teams or projects, we're often faced with what seems like unpleasant trade-offs. It's not a matter of which option is the best. Sometimes it feels like we need to figure out which option is the least evil! Success with a project, team or even organization can come down to how effectively we lead when we're seemingly stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place. To help us navigate these situations I turned to Dr. Roger L. Martin. Roger has been named one of the top 50 management thinkers in the world and is the author of two thought-provoking books, entitled The Opposable Mind and The Design of Business. Want to be a better problem solver or improve your ability to innovate? This episode is for you! To learn more about Roger L. Martin and to get links to his articles, books, and blog, visit http://rogerlmartin.com. Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast! Have a great week!


8 Jun 2011