1 hr 11 min

#1 Global Business Thinker, Roger Martin, Why is He on Speed Dial of Every Top CEO in the World‪?‬ Imperfect Leaders

    • Management

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Today’s guest – Roger Martin – is one of the smartest people on the planet when it comes to business and leadership.

He was recently voted the #1 by Thinkers50 a ranking of the most influential global business thinkers.

He is on speed dial of hundreds of famous CEOs across the world – from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 50 giants. They call Roger when they are faced with a complex strategic or cultural issue that has no easy answer. Roger has a unique way of framing tough challenges and communicating in a crystal-clear way that helps top leaders rethink old mental models.

He’s recently written a new book – which I loved – called “A New Way to Think” – and he’s published some of the all-time best-selling articles for the Harvard Business Review.

In that context, he’s the perfect guest to help leaders – of all shapes and sizes – think about their flaws, outdated mental models, and imperfections. Just because you learned a new principle at a top business school, doesn’t make it right. In fact it may be dead wrong, according to Roger. He should know, he was the Dean of one of the top business schools in the country – The Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto – for 15 years!

Nothing is out of bounds during our conversation – from money, power, politics, and capitalism, itself.

Click here for free weekly episodes delivered to your inbox and the opportunity to join live discussions with top leaders.



Today’s guest – Roger Martin – is one of the smartest people on the planet when it comes to business and leadership.

He was recently voted the #1 by Thinkers50 a ranking of the most influential global business thinkers.

He is on speed dial of hundreds of famous CEOs across the world – from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 50 giants. They call Roger when they are faced with a complex strategic or cultural issue that has no easy answer. Roger has a unique way of framing tough challenges and communicating in a crystal-clear way that helps top leaders rethink old mental models.

He’s recently written a new book – which I loved – called “A New Way to Think” – and he’s published some of the all-time best-selling articles for the Harvard Business Review.

In that context, he’s the perfect guest to help leaders – of all shapes and sizes – think about their flaws, outdated mental models, and imperfections. Just because you learned a new principle at a top business school, doesn’t make it right. In fact it may be dead wrong, according to Roger. He should know, he was the Dean of one of the top business schools in the country – The Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto – for 15 years!

Nothing is out of bounds during our conversation – from money, power, politics, and capitalism, itself.

1 hr 11 min