Integrative thinking is a form of reasoning which allows you to constructively face the tensions of opposing models. Instead of choosing one at the expense of the other, you generate a creative solution. Your solution contains elements of the individual models, but is superior to each.

ON Integrative Thinking

Creating Great Choices

Organizations need to incorporate the best of design thinking into their ways of working to unleash innovation and creativity. An organization will be able to counter-balance analytical thinking with intuitive thinking – to enable it to both exploit existing knowledge and create new knowledge. 

ON Design of Business

The Design Of Business

Critical to the success of every organization, strategy is not a long planning exercise or document. Strategy can be simple, fun and effective and is founded on a set of five interrelated and powerful choices that positions an organization to win. 

ON Strategy

Playing To win

While prevailing theory holds that stock-based compensation perfectly aligns corporate executives’ incentives with those of shareholders, it does the opposite. As a consequence, executives have done brilliantly while shareholders have become increasingly frustrated. Incentives and governance practice needs to be transformed to enable corporations to prosper in a way that better serves society.

ON Incentives & Governance

Fixing the Game

The combination of the stagnation of medium incomes and the rapid rise of high incomes is threatening the future of democratic capitalism. Its predictive future requires building a more robust knowledge, transactional and physical infrastructure for broadly shared prosperity.

ON Democratic Capitalism

The Rise (and Likely Fall) of the Talent Economy

For both social entrepreneurs and corporations, the key tenet of social innovation is finding ways to make the world a better place. My work focuses on building tools for social entrepreneurs to create more powerful models for creating value for society and developing models to guide corporations on a path of productive corporate citizenship.

ON Social Innovation

Getting Beyond Better

THE RESPONSIBILITY VIRUS

Are you a heroic leader? Or are you a passive follower? Chances are you act like one or the other, and it’s doing serious damage to your company, your customers, and your colleagues. The reason behind your harmful behavior? The fear that you’ll be held responsible for any failures -which often makes failure the inevitable outcome. Management guru Roger Martin calls this fear of failure and the behavior it causes “The Responsibility Virus.” With lively case studies based on real business practice, he shows how the Virus “infects” corporations and nonprofit organizations large and small. No message could be more urgent in today’s business climate.Martin lays out a wholly original way of understanding group dynamics. His impassioned belief in the “power of one” will be required reading for any of us who think about how we function in organizations, from the boardroom to the mail room.

FORMAT: Paperback
PUBLISHER: Perseus Publishing
PUBLISH DATE: December 2003
ISBN: 0465044115
PAGES: 304

"Martin lays out a wholly original way of understanding group dynamics."
– Leadership Now
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